Second Thoughts are Best: Or a Further Improvement of a Late Scheme to Prevent Street Robberies

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Author: Daniel Defoe
Published: 1729
Language: English
Wordcount: 6,060 / 24 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 58.2
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 676
Added to site: 2010.05.17
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Genre: Satire

BY WHICHOur Streets will be strongly guarded, and so gloriously illuminated, that any part of London will be as safe and pleasant at Midnight as at Noonday; and Burglary totally impracticable:WithSome Thoughts for suppressing Robberies in all the Public Roads of England, &c.HumblyOffered for the Good of his Country, submitted to the Consideration of the Parliament, and dedicated to his sacred Majesty King George II.

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amps, than in the dark. In short, they are most unprofitable lights, and, in my opinion, rather abuses than benefits.

Besides, I see no reason why every ten housekeepers cannot find a lamp among themselves, which would be four lamps in a beat, and let their watchman dress it, rather than fatten a crew of directors.

But we are so fond of companies, it is a wonder we have not our shoes blacked by one, and a set of directors made rich at the expense of our very black-guards.

The watch ought to be in view, as well as in the hearing of each other, or they may be overpowered, and much danger may happen.

The streets being thus gloriously illuminated, and so strongly guarded by stout and able fellows, well armed and well paid, all within the view of one another, proceed we to secure all by-turnings, courts, alleys, lanes, &c., which may favour a street-robber's escape, and make our project ineffectual.

A street, court, lane, alley, or other place, where the number of houses or p

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