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File:Ticket to the hanging of Jonathan Wild.jpg

English: Wild ticket
Source Originally uploaded to en: by User:Geogre at October 20, 2004, with the following description: Gallows ticket for the hanging of w:Jonathan Wild. Note that the emblem at the top is Wild's own imprint, showing him in cloth cap and bearing a mace as a symbol of policing. The main illustration bears the emblems of Death (left) and the Grave (right), surmounted by devices of imprisonment. Between Death and the Grave is a small casket. The text invites all criminals, and then ladies and gentlemen, to walk with their friend I--- W--d to the "triple tree," which was Tyburn. The gallows there were a simple L-shaped beams arranged with three together.
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To all the Thieves,
Whores, Pick-pockets,
Family Fellons & c.
in Great Brittain & Ireland,
Gentlemen & Ladies

You are hereby desir'd to
accompany yr worthy friend ye
Pious Mr. I - W -d from his
Seat at Whittingtons Colledge
to ye Tripple Tree, where he's
to make his last Exit
on ‹…›, and his
Corps to be Carry'd from thence
to be decently interr'd a=
=mongst his Ancestors.

Pray bring this Ticket with you.


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