I wouldn’t have liked to cross Anne Nantz. I think that putting her mistress in a headlock and pummeling her unmercifully while drunk was a bit of an overreaction. I wonder what the mistress did, if anything, to antagonize her. ‘If I come back may I be____.’ I would love to know exactly what the word was that they left out of that report!
Frederick McGillicuddy was sent off to learn manners after telling his master he would make him into pies if he didn’t shut up (clap a stopper on his muzzle, lovely stuff!), and that he would not be abused in such a style even if the master was a better man than him, suggesting that he thought the master certainly was not!
(The Sydney Herald 12 Nov 1832 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12845683)