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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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Death in Riyadh: Dark Secrets in Hidden Arabia

Geoff Carter - 2000 - 230 oldal
...and those of other cultures and beliefs throughout our world of diversity and sad misunderstanding 'Sir, executions are intended to draw spectators....draw spectators, they don't answer their purpose.' Dr. Samuel Johnson, Boswell's Life of Johnson, Birkbeck Hill ed., Oxford, 1887, Vol. IV, p. 188. "There...
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Jolly Roger: The Story of the Great Age of Piracy

Patrick Pringle - 1953 - 294 oldal
...like Dr. Johnson. " They object that the old method drew together a number of spectators," he said. " 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 Executioner Always Chops Twice: Ghastly Blunders on the Scaffold

Geoffrey Abbott - 2004 - 239 oldal
...running mad after innovation! They object that the old method drew together a large 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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Love and Madness: The Murder of Martha Ray, Mistress of the Fourth Earl of ...

Martin Levy - 2004 - 256 oldal
...an improvement on the scaffold at Tyburn, he objected. "No, Sir, ... it is not an improvement . . . executions are intended to draw spectators. If they...gratified by a procession; the criminal was supported by it."6 And Boswell agreed with him. The procession to Tyburn was public ritual on a grand scale, with...
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What a Way to Go: The Guillotine, the Pendulum, the Thousand Cuts, the ...

Geoffrey Abbott - 2007 - 352 oldal
...the old method drew together too many spectators. Sir, executions are intended to draw specta/ tors; If they do not draw spectators, they don't answer...old method was most satisfactory to all parties; the public were gratified by a procession and the criminal was supported by it. Why is all this to be swept...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson

James Boswell - 2008 - 1024 oldal
...they object, that the old method drew together a number of spectators. Sir, executions are mtended to draw spectators. If they do not 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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