"That truth should be silent I had almost forgot"--Enobarbus in ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, back in Rome after having been too long in Egypt.---------
Melville's PIERRE, Book 4, chapter 5: "Something ever comes of all persistent inquiry; we are not so continually curious for nothing."
Saturday, December 7, 2013
English Barbarism in Colonial Virginia 1733--What sub-sheriffs did for their pay
This is from the January 1894 Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, occasioned by a review the previous year that expressed skepticism that British punishments were enacted in the colonies. My interest in one of the sub-sheriffs brought this to my attention.