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" It having been argued that this was an improvement.—" No, Sir," said he, eagerly, " it is not an improvement: they object, that the old method drew together a number of spectators. Sir, executions are intended to draw spectators. If they do not draw... "
The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and additions ... - Página 202
por James Boswell - 1807
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The Early Courts of Pennsylvania

William H. Loyd - 1910 - 287 páginas
...spectators, they don't answer their purpose. The old method was most satisfactory to all parties; the public was gratified by a procession; the criminal was supported by it. Why is all this to be swept away?" Boswell's Life of Johnson, chapter 56. tinuance in office; but they shall receive no fees or perquisites...
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Bombay in the Making: Being Mainly a History of the Origin and Growth of ...

Behramji Merwanji Malabari - 1910 - 507 páginas
...less an authority than Dr. Johnson denounced the change. " Executions," he observed quite seriously, " are intended to draw spectators ; if they do not draw spectators they lose their reason. The old method was more satisfactory to all parties. The public was gratified by...
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What the Judge Saw: Being Twenty-five Years in Manchester by One who Has Done it

Sir Edward Abbott Parry - 1912 - 319 páginas
...eagerly,) it is not an improvement : they object that the old method drew together a number of spectators. Sir, executions are intended to draw spectators. If...supported by it. Why is all this to be swept away ? " Of course the old fellow was only pulling young Boswell's leg. These were not his real opinions...
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The Imperial and Asiatic Quarterly Review and Oriental and Colonial Record

1901
..." it is not an improvement : they object that the old method drew together a number of spectators. Sir, executions are intended to draw spectators. If...old method was most satisfactory to all parties. The public was gratified by a procession ; the criminal was supported by it. Why is all this to be swept...
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The Lawyer in Literature

John Marshall Gest - 1913 - 249 páginas
...Men are to be hanged in a new way. The old method was most satisfactory to all parties ; the public was gratified by a procession, the criminal was supported by it. Why is all this to be swept away?" The celebrated George Selwyn never missed a hanging without some legitimate excuse. When Hackman was...
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A History of England from the Conclusion of the Great War in 1815, Volume 1

Sir Spencer Walpole - 1913
...The old method was most satisfactory to all parties ; the public was gratified by a procession, and the criminal was supported by it. Why is all this to be swept away?" — Boswell's Johnson, iv. 204. J Denman, vol. ip 253, and vol. ii. p. 320. classes of convicts. To...
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A History of England from the Conclusion of the Great War in 1815, Volume 1

Sir Spencer Walpole - 1913
...The old method was most satisfactory to all parties ; the public was gratified by a procession, and the criminal was supported by it Why is all this to be sw1'pt away?" — Boswell's Johnson, iv. 204. 3 Denman, vol. ip 253, and vol. ii. p. 320. classes of...
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The Law and the Poor

Sir Edward Abbott Parry - 1914 - 315 páginas
...eagerly), it is not an improvement ; they object that the old method drew together a number of spectators. Sir, executions are intended to draw spectators. If...method was most satisfactory to all parties ; the public was gratified by a procession ; the criminal was supported by it. Why is all this to be swept...
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House of Commons Debates, Official Report, Volume 1

Canada. Parliament. House of Commons - 1914
...eagerly), it is not an improvement ; they object that the old method drew together a number of spectators. Sir, executions are intended to draw spectators. If...they don't answer their purpose. The old method was satisfactory to all parties ; the public was gratified by a procession, and the criminal was supported...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson

James Boswell - 1917 - 574 páginas
...eagerly,) it is not an improvement: they object that the old method drew together a number of spectators. Sir, executions are intended to draw spectators. If...Why is all this to be swept away?' I perfectly agree 1783l PRECISION IN EXPRESSION 487 with Dr. Johnson upon this head, and am persuaded that executions...
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