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 33
Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1826 - Trials
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... that, the expressions, though censurable, were of a nature to infer criminal
throne, where sits our august prince, whose gracious nature will incline his ear to
listen to the cries of his people, which he is bound to do by the laws of the country
... province of the jury, in every question of this description, to find in their verdict,
whether there was a criminal intention entertained by the prisoners—whether a
crime has been committed or not—and whether that crime amounts to sedition.
... commentary, because I am persuaded, that nothing that I can add could carry
the conviction more strongly to your minds of its pernicious and criminal import
than the very sentences themselves which I am to bring under your consideration
... I had occasion to mention that in all cases of sedition the state of the times
when the act complained of has been committed is to be maturely viewed and
considered; that what may be innocently done at one period may be highly
criminal at ...
... meeting already mentioned, is certainly true; but I hope to satisfy you, that
considering the occasion and circumstances under which it was delivered, the
speech (if speech it might be called) contained nothing seditious or otherwise
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