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