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" ... women, in collecting the several quotas of money, discovered a deficiency, and demanded of Ruth Pierce the sum which was wanting to make good the amount; Ruth Pierce protested that she had paid her share; and said, She wished she might drop down dead,... "
A history military and municipal of the ancient borough of Devizes [by H. Bull]. - Page 388
by Henry Bull (of Devizes.) - 1859 - 80 pages
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The Friendly Visitor, Volumes 4-6

William Carus Wilson - Theology - 1822
...paid her share, and said, she wished she might drop down dead if she had not. She rashly repeated the awful wish : when to the consternation and terror...expired, having the money concealed in her hand. THE NURSERY-MAID AND HER LITTLE CHARGE. A TRUE STORY. There is no station of life, where the humble, pious...
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The Sunday scholars' magazine, or Monthly reward book. Jan

...might drop down dead, if she had not ; — she rashly repeated this awful wish ; — when, to thje consternation and terror of the surrounding multitude,...and expired, having the money concealed in her hand ! On perusing the ahove authentic and striking record, the thoughts of some of our readers will prohably...
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The Wesleyan-Methodist Magazine, Volume 44

Arminianism - 1821
...PIERCE protested that she had paid her sharp, and said, she wished she might drop down dead, if slu had not ; — she rashly repeated this awful wish...expired, having the money concealed in her hand ! THE GRACE OF GOD MANIFESTED. Memoir of MRS. BROOKHOUSE, lute Wife of the REr. JOSEPH BROOKHOUSE, nozc ofColne,...
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The Cottager's monthly visitor, Volume 12

1832
...Divine vengeance, or of calling on the holy name of God to conceal the devices of falsehood and fraud. On Thursday the 25th of January, 1753, Ruth Pierce,...and expired, having the money concealed in her hand. PILLAR AT DEVIZES. A lofty pillar stands in the church-yard of Devizes, Wiltshire, on which are inscriptions...
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The Saturday Magazine ...

1835
...Divine vengeance, or of calling on the holy name of God to conceal the devices of falsehood and fraud. " On Thursday the 25th of January, 1753, Ruth Pierce,...expired, having the money concealed in her hand." In a sermon preached on the subject, by Dr. H. Stebbing, Archdeacon of Wilts, and published in 17 GO,...
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Prolusiones Historicæ: Or, Essays Illustrative of the Halle of John Halle ...

Edward Duke - 1837 - 622 pages
...Divine Vengeance, or of calling on the Holy Name of GOD to conceal the devices of Falsehood and Fraud. " On Thursday, the 25th of January, 1753, Ruth Pierce,...expired, having the Money concealed in her hand." Plot, in his " History of Staffordshire," relates an analogous, but, in its circumstances, a much more...
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Prolusiones Historicæ: Or, Essays Illustrative of the Halle of John Halle ...

Edward Duke - 1837 - 622 pages
...Divine Vengeance, or of calling on the Holy Name of GOD to conceal the devices of Falsehood and Fraud. " On Thursday, the 25th of January, 1753, Ruth Pierce,...expired, having the Money concealed in her hand." Plot, in his " History of Staffordshire," relates an analogous, but, in its circumstances, a much more...
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Chronicles of the Devizes: Being a History of the Castle, Parks and Borough ...

James Waylen - Devizes (England) - 1839 - 384 pages
...amount. Ruth Pierce protested that she had paid her share, and said " She wished she might drop ijmvn dead if she had not." She rashly repeated this awful...money concealed in her hand. The narrative of this event was formerly inscribed on a tablet which hung in the market house. When that house was taken...
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Anecdotes, Personal Traits, and Characteristic Sketches of Victoria the ...

Lady - 1840 - 800 pages
...calling on the Holy Name of God to conceal the devices of falsehood and fraud. On Thursday, the 25th January, 1753, Ruth Pierce, of Potterne, in this county,...expired, having the money concealed in her hand." Their Royal Highnesses and suite, with their hospitable host and family, attended Divine' service on...
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The Life and Corespondence of the Right Honble Henry Addington ..., Volume 2

George Pellew - Great Britain - 1847
...had not. She rashly repeated this awful wish, when, to the consternation and terror of the beholders, she instantly fell down and expired, having the money concealed in her hand." Majesty's most honourable privy council on the 14th of January ; and on the same day Lord Buckinghamshire...
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