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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 ... - 202. oldal
szerző: James Boswell - 1807
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [Followed by] The journal of a tour to ..., 4. kötet

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...

The American Law Register, 53. kötet

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...

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...

The Pageant of London, 2. kötet

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...

The Canadian Law Review, 3. kötet

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...

Half-hours with the Highwaymen: Picturesque Biographies and ..., 1. kötet

Charles George Harper - 1908 - 397 oldal
...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...

Half-hours with the Highwaymen: Picturesque Biographies and ..., 1. kötet

Charles George Harper - 1908 - 397 oldal
...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...

The Early Courts of Pennsylvania

William H. Loyd - 1910 - 287 oldal
...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...

A Tale of Two Cities

Charles Dickens - 1910 - 388 oldal
...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...

The Early Courts of Pennsylvania

William H. Loyd - 1910 - 287 oldal
...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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