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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And, before concluding, he “declares, that the words on the sixth page, “the fact is
, we are ruled by men only solicitous for their own aggrandizement, and they care
no farther for the great body of the people than they are subservient to their ...
The purposes here expressed are, I presume, innocent of treason, though it
would not be easy to tell the precise meaning of the words, and it is evident that
they have no precise meaning. On the contrary, they are so extremely vague and
But these general words, “ or other cattle,” o being looked upon as much too
loose to create a capital offence, the act was held to extend to nothing but mere
sheep. And, therefore, in the next sessions, it was found necessary to make
I thought I could have spoken to this point in fewer words, otherwise I would not
have troubled you with it at all. But, upon the whole of this case, the prosecutor
must withdraw his charge, otherwise you must deal with it as a treason according
There were these words—hopes, fears, rewards, and punishments, were in it;
and there was something about brotherhood of affection. ... There were the words
Almighty God, and then the word declare after them ; how did the words run?
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