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LONDON: PRINTED BY W, CLOWES AND SONS, STAMFORD STREET AND CHARING CROSS.

COMMENTARIES

ON THE

LAWS OF ENGLAND:

In Four Books.

BY

Sir WILLIAM BLACKSTONE, Knt.

ONE OF THE JUSTICES OF THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS.

A New Edition,
ADAPTED TO THE PRESENT STATE OF THE LAW,

BY

ROBERT MALCOLM KERR, LL.D.

BARRISTER-AT-LAW.

VOL. IV.
OF PUBLIC WRONG 8.

LONDON:
JOHN MURRAY. ALBEMARLE STREET.

1857.

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CHAPTER III.

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OF PRINCIPALS AND ACCESSORIES.

I. Principals - - : :
II. Accessories

1. What Offences admit of Accessories
2. Accessory before the fact -
3. Accessory after the fact -
4. Punishment of Accessories

CHAPTER IV.

OF OFFENCES AGAINST GOD AND RELIGION.

1. Apostacy

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II. Heresy

Writ de heretico comburendo -
III. Offences against the Established Church.

1. Reviling the Ordinances of the Churchi
2. Nonconformity

1. Absentees from Church

2. Zealots - -
Protestant Dissenters
Papists - - -

1. Persons professing Popery
2. Popish Recusants -

3. Popish Priests
Rigour and amelioration of the Laws against Popery

Corporation and Test Acts -
IV. Blasphemy - - -

V. Swearing and Cursing -
VI. Witchcraft -
VII. Religious Impostors
VIII. Simony -
IX. Profanation of Sunday

X. Drunkenness -
XI. Lewdness and Offences against Decency

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