A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Other Crimes and Misdemeanors: From the Earliest Period to the Year 1783, with Notes and Other Illustrations, Volume 1

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T. C. Hansard for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1816 - Trials

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Page 75 - That the freedom of speech, and debates or proceedings in Parliament, ought not to be impeached or questioned in any court or place out of Parliament.
Page 747 - His neck was loaded with a chain of gold. During his office treason was no crime ; The sons of Belial had a glorious time : For Shimei, though not prodigal of pelf, Yet lov'd his wicked neighbour as himself. When two or three were gather'd to declaim Against the monarch of Jerusalem, Shimei was always in the midst of them : And if they curs'd the king when he was by, Would rather curse than break good company.
Page 781 - I will bear faith and true allegiance to his majesty, his heirs and successors, and him and them will defend to the uttermost of my power against all conspiracies and attempts whatsoever which shall be made against his or their persons, their crown and dignity...
Page 747 - His cooks with long disuse their trade forgot ; Cool was his kitchen, though his brains were hot. Such frugal virtue, malice may accuse ; But sure 'twas necessary to the Jews : For towns, once burnt, such magistrates require As dare not tempt God's providence by fire. With spiritual food he fed his servants well, But free from flesh that made the Jews rebel : And Moses' laws he held in more account, For forty days of fasting in the mount.
Page 747 - Thus, heaping wealth, by the most ready way Among the Jews, which was to cheat and pray; The city, to reward his pious hate Against his master, chose him magistrate: His hand a vare of justice did uphold; His neck was loaded with a chain of gold.
Page 135 - Tis easy conduct when Exchequers flow, But hard the task to manage well, the low : For sovereign power is too depress'd or high, When kings are forced to sell, or crowds to buy. Indulge one labour more, my weary Muse, For Amiel ; who can Amiel's praise refuse ? Of ancient race by birth, but nobler yet In his own worth, and without title great.
Page 75 - By causing several good subjects, being protestants, to be disarmed at the same time when papists were both armed and employed, contrary to law.
Page 445 - ... them, not as law, but as an evidence of the law ; and before they can arrive even at that degree of authority, it must appear, that they are founded in, and confirmed by, reason ; that they are supported by precedents taken from good and moderate times ; that they do not contradict any positive law ; that they are submitted to without reluctance, by the people ; that they are unquestioned by the legislature (which is equivalent to a tacit confirmation) and what, in my judgment, is by far the...
Page 747 - Who serve the king, and to protect his foes. If any leisure time he had from...
Page 77 - So that the law, and the opinion of the judge, are not always convertible terms, or one and the same thing; since it sometimes may happen that the judge may mistake the law.

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