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    The sounders of three-fourths of the notes in the whole gamut of Crime

    This is part of the book 'Tale of two cities' and I have a question about the last sentence.

    But indeed, at that time, putting to death was a recipe much in vogue with all trades and professions, and not least of all with Tellsonís. Death is Natureís remedy for all things, and why not Legislationís? Accordingly, the forger was put to Death; the utterer of a bad note was put to Death; the unlawful opener of a letter was put to Death; the purloiner of forty shillings and sixpence was put to Death; the holder of a horse at Tellsonís door, who made off with it, was put to Death; the coiner of a bad shilling was put to Death; the sounders of three-fourths of the notes in the whole gamut of Crime, were put to Death.

    What's meaning of the last sentence?

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    Re: The sounders of three-fourths of the notes in the whole gamut of Crime

    How is it that you and dprs came up with the same title for a thread?

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    Re: The sounders of three-fourths of the notes in the whole gamut of Crime

    People were punished with death for 3/4 of all types of crime- the death penalty was a common punishment, including many small crimes.

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