All crimes should be punished with humiliations--life-long public exposure
in ridiculous and grotesque situations-- & never in any other way. Death/Gallows
makes a hero of the villian, & he is envied by some spectators & by
& by imitated..
- Mark Twain's Notebooks and Journals, Vol. 3, p. 346.
If I were to suggest what ought to be done to him, I should be called extravagant--but what does the sixteenth chapter of Daniel say? Aha!
- Roughing It
It used to take me all vacation to grow a new hide in place of the one they flogged off me during the school term.
- Letter to San Francisco Alta California, dated May 28,1867; published July 28, 1867
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