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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 Samuel Johnson Encyclopedia

Pat Rogers - 1996 - 483 páginas
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An Underground Education: The Unauthorized and Outrageous Supplement to ...

Richard Zacks - 1999 - 417 páginas
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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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London: The Biography

Peter Ackroyd - 2000 - 884 páginas
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Jolly Roger: The Story of the Great Age of Piracy

Patrick Pringle - 1953 - 336 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 Art of Alibi: English Law Courts and the Novel

Jonathan H. Grossman, Jonathan H.. Grossman - 2002 - 224 páginas
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Life of Johnson, Volume 4

George Birkbeck Hill - 2004 - 532 páginas
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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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Curiosities of Occult Literature

C. Cooke - 2004 - 288 páginas
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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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