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Catherine of Russia, the friend of Voltaire and the benefactress of Diderot, sent her congratulations to the man who denounced French philosophers as miscreants and wretches.
One room, with and unglazed and barred window, was used as a ' bridewell ' for punishing miscreants.
Having said that, the sight of men in tight and knee britches chasing the miscreants was rather comical.
On Judgment Days, the righteous ire that she directs at a rogues ' gallery of global miscreants hits hard.
Our emphasis must be on education and the maintenance of standards, rather than just catching miscreants.