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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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boswell's life of johnson

charles grosvenor osgood - 1917
...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...it. Why is all this to be swept away?' I perfectly i with Dr. Johnson upon this head, and am persuaded that executions now, the solemn procession being...
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The Amenities of Book-collecting and Kindred Affections

Alfred Edward Newton - 1918 - 355 páginas
...public executions have a bad effect upon public taste and morals? "Why no, sir," said Dr. Johnson; "executions are intended to draw spectators. If they do not draw spectators they do not answer their purpose. The old method is satisfactory to all parties. The public is gratified...
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Johnson the Essayist, His Opinions on Men, Morals and Manners: A Study

Octavius Francis Christie - 1924 - 285 páginas
...Essayist, not Johnson the Talker. In argument he could uphold Tyburn, and even the procession to Tyburn : " Sir, executions are intended to draw spectators. If...supported by it. Why is all this to be swept away ? " 1 But in The Rambler a it was a " dreadful procession " to a " legal massacre," and the spectators...
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Criminology

Frederick Emory Haynes - 1930 - 417 páginas
...alone were left. declared that "executions are intended to draw spectators; if they do not, they do not 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...
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The Hanging Tree: Execution and the English People 1770-1868

V. A. C. Gatrell - 1996 - 634 páginas
...however. Not least of these was Dr Johnson when he lamented the abolition of the Tyburn procession: 'the old method was most satisfactory to all parties;...criminal was supported by it. Why is all this to be swept away?'as This comment is usually taken to indicate bluff Augustan heartlessness. But its key word was...
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Death in Riyadh: Dark Secrets in Hidden Arabia

Geoff Carter - 2000 - 230 páginas
...and those of other cultures and beliefs throughout our world of diversity and sad misunderstanding 'Sir, executions are intended to draw spectators....draw spectators, they don't answer their purpose.' Dr. Samuel Johnson, Boswell's Life of Johnson, Birkbeck Hill ed., Oxford, 1887, Vol. IV, p. 188. "There...
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Jolly Roger: The Story of the Great Age of Piracy

Patrick Pringle - 1953 - 294 páginas
...like Dr. Johnson. " They object that the old method drew together a number of spectators," he said. " 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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The Executioner Always Chops Twice: Ghastly Blunders on the Scaffold

Geoffrey Abbott - 2004 - 239 páginas
...running mad after innovation! They object that the old method drew together a large 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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Love and Madness: The Murder of Martha Ray, Mistress of the Fourth Earl of ...

Martin Levy - 2004 - 256 páginas
...an improvement on the scaffold at Tyburn, he objected. "No, Sir, ... it is not an improvement . . . executions are intended to draw spectators. If they...gratified by a procession; the criminal was supported by it."6 And Boswell agreed with him. The procession to Tyburn was public ritual on a grand scale, with...
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What a Way to Go: The Guillotine, the Pendulum, the Thousand Cuts, the ...

Geoffrey Abbott - 2007 - 352 páginas
...the old method drew together too many spectators. Sir, executions are intended to draw specta/ tors; If they do not draw spectators, they don't answer...old method was most satisfactory to all parties; the public were gratified by a procession and the criminal was supported by it. Why is all this to be swept...
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