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" The trial by rack is utterly unknown to the law of England, though once, when the dukes of Exeter and Suffolk, and other ministers of Henry VI. had laid a design to introduce the civil law into this kingdom, as the rule of government, for a beginning... "
The Criminal recorder: or, Biographical sketches of notorious public ... - Page 35
1815
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The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for ...

History - 1806
...circumstances of irrcsistU bl<? necessity. This governor ought to have been aware, that the tor. hire is not known in England; and, that it never will be,...design to introduce the civil law into this kingdom, as the rule of govern, ment, fora beginning thereof, they erected a rack for torture, which was called...
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Measure for measure. Comedy of errors

William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, John Bell, George Steevens - 1788
...dukes of Exeter and Suffolk (says Blackstonein his Commentaries, Vol. IV. chap. xxv. P- 32> 32'-) and other ministers of Henry VI. had laid a design to introduce the civil law into this kingdom as the rule of government, for a beginning thereof they erected a rack for torture j which was called...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books, Volume 4

Sir William Blackstone - Law - 1791
...ufed ufed to compel a man to put himfelf upon his trial ; that being a fpccies of trial in itfclf. And the trial by rack is utterly unknown to the law of...once when the dukes of Exeter and Suffolk, and other minifters of Henry VI, had laid a defign to introduce the civil law into this kingdom as the rule of...
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The trial of Governor T. Picton: for inflicting the torture on Louisa ...

Sir Thomas Picton - Criminal procedure - 1806 - 126 pages
...institutions, as they were explained by a learned and elegant writer, when adverting to this subject?" " The trial by rack is utterly unknown to the law of England, though once, when the Dukes of JExeter and Suffolk, and other ministers of Henry Yl. had laid a design to introduce the civil law...
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The Works of William Shakespeare: In Nine Volumes, Volume 9

William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens - Drama - 1812
...&c. " When the Dukes of Exeter and Suffolk, says Blackstone, in his Commentaries, Vol. IV. chap. xxv. and other ministers of Henry VI had laid a design to introduce the civil law into this kingdom as the rule of government, for a beginning thereof they erected a rack for torture ; which was called...
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The Works of William Shakespeare, Volume 9

William Shakespeare - 1812
...&c. " When the Dukes of Exeter and Suffolk, says Blackstone, in his Commentaries, Vol. IV. chap. xxv. and other ministers of Henry VI had laid a design to introduce the civil law into this kingdom as the r'ule of government, for a beginning thereof they erected a rack for torture ; which was called...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: With the Corrections ..., Volume 10

William Shakespeare, Isaac Reed, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens - Drama - 1818
...fcc. u When the Dukes of Exeter and Suffolk, says Blackstone, in his Commentaries, Vol. IV. chap. xxv. and other ministers of Henry VI. had laid a design to introduce the civil law into this kingdom as the rule of government, for a beginning- thereof they erected a rack for torture; which was called...
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Retrospective Review: And Historical and Antiquarian Magazine, Volume 9

Henry Southern, Sir Nicholas Harris Nicolas - 1824
...Monas. 1. 184.) " The trial by rack," says Blackstone (4 Com. 326), " is utterly unknown to the laws of England, though once, when the dukes of Exeter...design to introduce the civil law into this kingdom as the rule of government, for the beginning thereof they erected a rack of torture, which was called,...
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The plays and poems of William Shakspeare

William Shakespeare, Alexander Pope, Samuel Johnson, Edward Capell, George Steevens, Richard Farmer, Nicholas Rowe - Drama - 1821
...Dukes of Exeter and Suffolk, (says Blackstone, in his Commentaries, vol. iv. chap. xxv. p. 320, 321,) and other ministers of Henry VI. had laid a design to introduce the civil law into this kingdom as the rule of government, for a beginning thereof they erected a rack for torture ; which was called...
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A History of the British Empire: From the Accession of Charles I ..., Volume 1

George Brodie - Great Britain - 1822
...remember) for the maintenance of tortures, torments," &c*. " The trial by rack," says Blackstone, " is utterly unknown to the law of England ; though...design to introduce the civil law into this kingdom, as the rule of government, for a beginning thereof, they erected a rack for torture; which was called,...
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