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[ 126 T 52. Magnaninous Criminal. Mr. Ryland an excellent artist, who was confined in 1789 for forgery, so far obtained the sriendship of the governor of the prison, that he not only had the liberty of the whole house and garden, but when the other prisoners were locked up in the evening, the governor used to take him out with him and range the fields to a considerable distance. His friends anticipating the fatal consequences of a trial at this time, concerted a plan by which Ryland was to effect an escape in one of these excursions, and which was to have been exe cuted in such a manner, as to exonerate his keeper. But probable as the result appeared, when mentioned to the unfortunatc man, instead of acceding to it he protested that if he were to meet his punishment at that moment, he would embrace it rather than betray the confidence with which the governor had permitted his excursions. He was deaf to all re monstrance and ultimately prefered the risk