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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 ... - Page 202
by James Boswell - 1807
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The life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: comprehending an account of ..., Volume 3

James Boswell - Literary Criticism - 1807
...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...most satisfactory to all parties ; the publick was f ratified by a procession ; the criminal was supported y it. Why is all this to be swept away 1" I...
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Dr. Johnson's table-talk: aphorisms [&c.] selected and arranged from mr ...

Samuel Johnson, James Boswell - 1807
...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 the purpose. The old method was most satisfactory to all parties; the public was gratified...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1817
...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 don't answer their purpose. The old method was roost satisfactory to all parties ; the public was gratified by a procession; the criminal was supported...
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The Table Talk of John Selden

John Selden, Richard Milward - Table-talk - 1818 - 180 pages
...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 the purpose. The old method was most satisfactory to all parties; the public was gratified...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - 1820
...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 don't answer their purpose. The old method was more satisfactory to all parties; the publick was gratified by a procession ; the criminal was supported...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1820
...Sir, executions are intended to draw spectator?. If they do not draw spectators, they don't lib« ..i their purpose. The old method was most satisfactory to all parties; the public wan gratified by a procession; the criminal was slipported by it. Why i» all this to be swept...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - 1823
...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...perfectly agree with Dr. Johnson upon this head, and and persuaded that executions now, the solemn procession being discontinued, have not nearly the effect...
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The Table Talk of Dr. Johnson: Comprising Opinions and Anecdotes of Life and ...

Samuel Johnson, James Boswell - Table-talk - 1825 - 352 pages
...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 the purpose. The old method was most satisfactory to all parties ; the public was gratified...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. With copious notes by Malone

James Boswell - 1827
...it is not an improvement ; they object, that the old г 1thod drew together a number of spectator«. Sir, executions are intended to draw spectators. If they do not draw spectators, ti.r don't answer their purpose. The old nvthod was most satisfactory to all part*' the public was...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including a Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 5

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1831
..." 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...by a procession ; the criminal was supported by it 2. Why is all this to be swept away ?" I perfectly agree with Dr. Johnson upon this head, and am persuaded...
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