Quotation by Samuel Pepys

I went out to Charing Cross to see Major-General Harrison hanged, drawn and quartered—which was done there—he looking as cheerful as any man could do in that condition.
Samuel Pepys (1633–1703), British diarist. journal entry, Oct. 13, 1660. The Diary of Samuel Pepys, eds. Robert Latham and William Matthews (1977-83).

Thomas Harrison was one of the regicides responsible for Charles I's execution. It was said that he met his death with courage, making a final speech on the scaffold: "By God I have leapt over a wall, by God I have run through a troop, and by God I will go through this death, and he will make it easy."
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