"Four Wretches are Ordered to Die" [Broadside]. [Execution]. The Recorder's Report. To The King in Council, Of All the Prisoners, Under Sentence of Death in Newgate, When the Four Following Prisoners, John Smith for Uttering Forged Bank Notes, John Crisp for Burglary, Edward Hogan, And James Scott for Cutting and Maiming, Were Ordered for Execution on Wednesday Next. [London]: Pitt, Printer, Wholesale Toy and Marble Warehouse, 6 Great St. Andrew Street 7 Dials, . 13-1/2" x 8-3/4" broadside, text in two columns below headline and large woodcut vignette, main text followed, at foot of second column, by six stanzas of verse titled "A Mournful Copy of Verses, On the Occasion." Moderate toning, faint horizontal fold line, a few minor creases, light soiling to headline. A well-preserved copy. $1,500. * Stylistically similar to a court calendar, this broadside reviews the sentences of several prisoners, some of them not guilty. This was not the case, alas, of the four men listed in the headline. Their fate is the subject of the verses, which begin: "The Report is now made, and the Lord has decreed, and four Wretches are ordered to die; On Wednesday next for their sins they will bleed, So their time it draws now very nigh." This appears to be an unrecorded broadside. No copies located on OCLC or Library Hub.
Book number 74556