Philobiblon: The honest convict, or virtue rewarded

Monday, October 10, 2005

The honest convict, or virtue rewarded

Don't miss the latest diary entry from the new 19th-century "blogger".

That "Lady of Quality", Miss Frances Williams Wynn, has a lovely tale of the honest, fresh-faced country 18-year-old, set up by an old thief and hence sent to Botany Bay. Yet even amidst the convicts, her virtue shines out, and finally, on her deathbed, the old lag tells the truth ... But is it too late?

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