The Case of Henry Ward Beecher

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Page 2 - I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.
Page 28 - Without attempting to review and reconcile all the cases, we are of opinion that, as a general description, though perhaps not a precise and accurate definition, a conspiracy must be a combination of two or more persons by some concerted action to accomplish some criminal or unlawful purpose, or to accomplish some purpose not In itself criminal or unlawful by criminal or unlawful means.
Page 24 - It frequently happens, also, that the witness, by unintentionally altering a few of the expressions really used, gives an effect to the statement completely at variance with what the party actually did say.
Page 50 - She is guiltless, sinned against, bearing the transgressions of another. Her forgiveness I have. I humbly pray to God that he may put it into the heart of her husband to forgive me.
Page 59 - I WON a noble fame; But, with a sudden frown, The people snatched my crown, And, in the mire, trod down My lofty name. I bore a bounteous purse; And beggars by the way Then blessed me, day by day; But I. grown poor as they, Have now their curse. I gained what men call friends; But now their love is hate, And I have learned, too late, How mated minds unmate, And friendship ends. I clasped a woman's breast,— As...
Page 39 - I desire to say explicitly, Mr. Beecher has never offered any^mproper solicitations, but has always treated me in a manner becoming- a Christian and a gentleman.
Page 28 - ... a subject of prosecution by action, by reason of the presumption that injury and damage would be produced by the combination of numbers. * * * Defamation by the outcry of numbers is as resistless as defamation by the written act of an individual. The mode of publication is different ; and it is for this reason that an action lies, at the suit of one who has been the subject of a conspiracy, whenever an indictment would lie for it.
Page 25 - Whilst such anomalous cases ought to render courts and juries, at all times, extremely watchful of every fact attendant on confessions of guilt, the cases should never be invoked, or so urged by the accused's counsel, as to invalidate indiscriminately all confessions put to the jury, thus repudiating those salutary distinctions which the court, in the judicious exercise of its duty, shall be enabled to make. Such...
Page 24 - It is a fundamental rule that it is not necessary to prove the direct fact of adultery...
Page 47 - There was a man perfect and upright, one that feared God, and eschewed evil." (Job i. 2.) This was indeed a man ! Again, another says, " Man is great, and the merciful man is precious." (Prov. xx. 6, Sept.) Those who answer not to this description, though they partake of mind, and are never so capable of knowledge, the Scripture refuses to acknowledge them as men, but calls...

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