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|English term or phrase: On Monday morning,|
|On Monday morning, Wilde was examined by the doctor, and if he is passed as sound and well and fit for first-class hard labor, he will be compelled to take his first month's exercise on the treadwheel; six hours daily; making an ascent of 6,000 feet; twenty minutes continuously and then five minutes' rest...|
During the first month, while on the wheel, Wilde will sleep on the plank bed, a bare board raised a few inches above the floor and supplied with sheets -- clean sheets are given to each prisoner -- two rugs and a coverlet, but no mattress. His diet will be:
Cocoa and bread for breakfast at 7:30.
Dinner, at noon, one day bacon and beans, another soup, another cold Australian meat, and another brown suet puddings, with the last three repeated twice a week, potatoes with every meal. And --
Tea at 5:30.
After he has finished his spell on the wheel, he will be put to some
industrial employment, not play-writing, although it might be the most
profitable to the prison department, but probably post-bag making,
tailoring, or merely picking of oakum. He will exercise in the open air
daily for an hour, walking with the rest of his ward in Indian file, no
Thus has ended a brilliant life -- a life that at one time might have become
as great as a Shakespeare or a Bacon, but yet a life ruined by the evil
indulgence in a sphere of immorality. If the moral to be drawn from Wilde's
downfall and fate only deters others from following in the same line, the
law will at least be revenged and the public satisfied.
The Illustrated Police Budget,
London, 1 June 1895
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