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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, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1893 - 708 páginas
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The Dungeons of Old Paris: Being the Story and Romance of the Most ...

Tighe Hopkins - 1897 - 310 páginas
...subject has ceased to be that which Dr. Johnson gave utterance to. " Sir," said the Doctor to Boswell, " executions are intended to draw spectators. If they do not draw spectators, they do not answer their purpose. The old method [Tyburn had been abolished] was most satisfactory to all...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson ...: To which is Added The Journal of a ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - 1900 - 922 páginas
..."it is not an improvement ; they object, that the old method drew together a number of spectators. trasting one mode of life with another. As the Spanish...must carry the wealth of the Indies with him." So i public was * The Honourable Horace Walpole, now Earl of Orford, thus bears testimony to this gentleman's...
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The Imperial and Asiatic Quarterly Review and Oriental and Colonial Record

1901 - 938 páginas
..." 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 life of Samuel Johnson. [Followed by] The journal of a tour to ..., Volume 4

James Boswell - 1852 - 344 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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The American Law Register, Volume 53

1905 - 836 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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Good words, ed. by N. Macleod

Norman Macleod - 1865 - 1020 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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The Pageant of London, Volume 2

Richard Davey - 1906 - 718 páginas
..." 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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The Revival of Religion in England in the Eighteenth Century

John Smith Simon - 1907 - 344 páginas
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The Canadian Law Review, Volume 3

1904 - 766 páginas
...the wise Johnson sagely argued were necessary in order to justify the infliction of such a penalty. "Executions are intended to draw spectators, If they...draw spectators they don't answer their purpose." The poor Turk's execution was witnessed only by a few officers of the law. What intensified the popular...
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