‘The upshot of it was, that Rosanna Spearman had been a thief, and not being of the sort that get up Companies in the City, and rob from thousands, instead of only robbing from one, the law laid hold of her, and the prison and the reformatory followed the lead of the law.’

– Wilkie Collins, ‘The Moonstone’, 1868.

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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