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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 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...

The Lawyer in Literature

John Marshall Gest - 1913 - 249 oldal
...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...

A History of England from the Conclusion of the Great War in 1815, 1. kötet

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...

A History of England from the Conclusion of the Great War in 1815

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...

The Law and the Poor

Sir Edward Abbott Parry - 1914 - 315 oldal
...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...

Boswell's Life of Johnson

James Boswell - 1917 - 574 oldal
...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...

boswell's life of johnson

charles grosvenor osgood - 1917
...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...

The Amenities of Book-collecting and Kindred Affections

Alfred Edward Newton - 1918 - 373 oldal
...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...

Criminology

Frederick Emory Haynes - 1930 - 417 oldal
...alone were left. declared that "executions are intended to draw spectators; if they do not, they do not 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...

The Hanging Tree: Execution and the English People 1770-1868

V. A. C. Gatrell - 1996 - 634 oldal
...however. Not least of these was Dr Johnson when he lamented the abolition of the Tyburn procession: 'the old method was most satisfactory to all parties;...criminal was supported by it. Why is all this to be swept away?'as This comment is usually taken to indicate bluff Augustan heartlessness. But its key word was...
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