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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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Tyburn Tree: Its History and Annals

Alfred Marks - 1908 - 354 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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Half-hours with the Highwaymen: Picturesque Biographies and ..., Volume 1

Charles George Harper - 1908 - 420 páginas
...sir, 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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Half-hours with the Highwaymen: Picturesque Biographies and ..., Volume 1

Charles George Harper - 1908 - 414 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 ? " But the age was more progressive than Dr. Johnson, and 1783 did actually witness the last execution...
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The Early Courts of Pennsylvania

William Henry Lloyd - 1910 - 287 páginas
...public procession to Tyburn, Dr. Samuel Johnson remarked, in his vigorous manner, to Sir William Scott: "Sir, executions are intended to draw spectators"...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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A Tale of Two Cities

Charles Dickens - 1910 - 426 páginas
...chapter, Dr. Johnson protested against the removal of executions from Tyburn. "Executions," said the sage, "are intended to draw spectators. If they do not draw...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 Early Courts of Pennsylvania

William H. Loyd - 1910 - 312 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 - 530 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 - 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...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 - 930 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 Lawyer in Literature

John Marshall Gest - 1913 - 276 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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