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Jack the Ripper Two Centuries Ago

Post by Karen on Mon 19 Aug 2013 - 21:39

A "JACK THE RIPPER" IN LONDON TWO CENTURIES AGO.

The Daily Chronicle says: - Jack the Ripper, it appears, was not unknown in the seventeenth century. At the British Museum is a copy of a black-letter ballad, with two woodcuts, printed for Fran. Grove, on Snow Hill, about 1655, giving the "Strange and wonderful news of a woman which Lived near unto the Famous City of London, who had her head torn off from her Body by the Divell, and her lymbs rent in pieces and scattered about in the room, where the mischief was done, which may serve to forewarn all proud and disloyall men and women to have a care how they behave themselves while they live in this sinfull world, that they fall not into the like temptations. The manner how shee made her bargain with the Divel she confest to some of her Neighbours before her death." The only difference between the old and the new Ripper seems to be that while the latter is popularly supposed to carry a black bag, the former "appear'd i'th' likenesse of a tall black man." The crime was evidently a mysterious one, for there is no allusion to the capture of the perpetrator; and no doubt the ballad gives the prevalent opinion that it was all the work of the devil, and not of a human being.

Source: Cardiff Times, 21 February 1891, Page 5

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