The trial of Edward Marcus Despard, esquire: For high treason, at the Session house, Newington, Surry, on Monday the seventh of February, 1803 (Google eBook)
Joseph Gurney, William Brodie Gurney, Great Britain. Courts of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery
Sold by M. Gurney, 1803 - Trials (Treason) - 271 pages
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Page 22 - AB afterwards, to wit, on the day and year aforesaid, with force and arms, at the parish aforesaid, in the county aforesaid...
Page 4 - An Act for the Safety and Preservation of His Majesty's Person and Government against treasonable and seditious Practices and Attempts...
Page 9 - ... may be indicted, arraigned, tried and attainted in the same manner and according to the same course and order of trial in every respect, and upon the like evidence, as if such person or persons stood charged with murder...
Page 143 - Nothing renders the crime of high treason more arbitrary than declaring people guilty of it for indiscreet speeches. Speech is so subject to interpretation ; there is so great a difference between indiscretion and malice; and frequently...
Page 64 - ... these are the objects for which we contend, and to obtain these objects we swear to be united in the awful presence of Almighty God.
Page 208 - I am one, my liege, Whom the vile blows and buffets of the world Have so incensed that I am reckless what I do to spite the world.
Page 172 - ... wall together. In all that period of time, no man could have shown more zealous attachment to his Sovereign and his country than Colonel Despard did. I formed the highest opinion of him at that time, as a man and an officer, seeing him so willing in the service of his Sovereign.
Page 143 - ... that in repeating the same words they have not the same meaning; this depends on their connection with other things, and sometimes more is signified by silence than by any expression whatever. Since there can be nothing so equivocal and ambiguous as all this, how is it possible to convert it into a crime of high treason? Wherever this law is established, there is an end not only of liberty, but even of its very shadow.