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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. [Followed by] The journal of a tour to ..., Volume 4

James Boswell - 1852
...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
...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
...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
..." 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 Canadian Law Review, Volume 3

1904
...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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Tyburn Tree: Its History and Annals

Alfred Marks - 1908 - 292 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 - 397 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 - 397 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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