Quotation by Thomas Carlyle

Fancy that thou deservest to be hanged ... thou wilt feel it happiness to be only shot: fancy that thou deservest to be hanged in a hair halter, it will be a luxury to die in hemp.
Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881), Scottish essayist, historian. Teufelsdröckh, in Sartor Resartus, bk. 2, ch. 9 (1833-1834).
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