A splendid outburst from a judge:
What is to be done with him? Is he to walk away as if nothing had happened? If his father would give him a good flogging, that would be the best way out of the difficulty, but that is not done now; it has gone out of fashion. Boys are allowed to do what they like. Then they are brought here charged with these offences, and then a passionate appeal, an eloquent appeal, or a pathetic appeal, is made to the judge not to send them to prison because it will ruin them for life.
What date do you think this is?