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A New "rape Of The Lock."

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The J'all Mali Gazette reporte tliat a " Ka po of the Lock " is reported f rom Gorlitz, in Silesia. A young Baroness residiug in that town had struek up a close friendship with the daughter of a tradesman there, who boastod of a magniiïra-nt liead of hair, terimimting in two black locks behind, while tlie Baron! ess had but little hair that was not suppled by the hairctresser. Her friend the other tlay made an oftensive allnsion to this circumstance, and the Baronesa de1 termined to be avonged. Taking advantage of an unguarded moment, ahe out oiï tlie two objectionable locks ; but her punishment has been much more severe than that inflieted by Pope's Bolinda. Tho tradesman's daughter applied to the Crown Proseoutor for redress, upon whieh a prosecution was instituted agaiiiHt the Baroness in due form beforo a jury, though the law offioers were in greaf Soubt as to whether the of1 fense sliould be regardod as au " Lnflicticm of bodily hsirm," au insult, ir B theft. ültimately the jin-y decided that it was a case of bodily harm, and the Baroness was sentenced to Bve days1 I iraprisonment.


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