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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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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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boswell's life of johnson

charles grosvenor osgood - 1917 - 606 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...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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The Life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 7

James Boswell - 1922 - 346 páginas
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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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Judicial Dramas: Some Society Causes Célèbres. By Horace Wyndham

Horace Wyndham - 1927 - 322 páginas
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