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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 Life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 4

James Boswell - 1889 - 460 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 they do not draw spectators, they do not answer their purpose. The old method was most satisfactory to all parties ; the public was gratified...
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The New Review, Volume 15

1896
...Newgate, and Old London lost its most exciting spectacle. Dr. Johnson frankly regretted the change : — " Executions 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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A History of England from the Conclusion of the Great War in 1815, Volume 2

Sir Spencer Walpole - 1890 - 478 páginas
...improvement ; they object that the old method drew together a number of spectators. Sir, executions arc intended to draw spectators. If they do not draw spectators,...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...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 4

James Boswell - 1891
...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...was gratified by a procession' ; the criminal was 1 The introductory lines are these : — ' It is difficult to avoid praising too little or too much....
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England and the English in the Eighteenth Century: Chapters in the ..., Volume 2

William Connor Sydney - 1891 - 432 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 U'as gratified hy a procession ; the criminal was supported by it. Why is all this to be swept...
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England and the English in the Eighteenth Century: Chapters in the ..., Volume 2

William Connor Sydney - 1891
...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 ? ' The Laird of Auchinleck, whose remarkable propensity for witnessing executions is too well known...
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History of New South Wales from the Records, Volume 1

George Burnett Barton - 1889 - 752 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? " country which prided itself on the mild and indulgent principles of its laws " ; and again, of "...
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The Dungeons of Old Paris: Being the Story and Romance of the Most ...

Tighe Hopkins - 1897 - 265 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 - 726 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
..." 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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