Select Criminal Trials at Justice Hall in the Old Bailey: With Opinions of Twelve Judges on Points Reserved for Their Decision. Vol. I., Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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Peter Hill and Longman & Rees, 1803 - Trials - 557 pages
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Page 6 - George the Third, by the grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland king, defender of the faith, and fo forth, and in the year of our Lord one thoufand...
Page 28 - ... than my guilt ; I have fallen from reputation which ought to have made me cautious, and from a fortune which ought to have given me content. I am sunk at once into poverty and scorn ; my name and my crime fill the ballads in the streets ; the sport of the thoughtless...
Page 37 - ... overcame me, and induced me to commit the deed I now deplore. The letter, which I meant for my brother-in-law after my decease, will have its due weight, as to this point, with good men.
Page 28 - ... of prayer and self-examination. Let not a little life be denied me, in which I may, by meditation and contrition, prepare myself to stand at the tribunal of Omnipotence, and support the presence of that Judge, who shall distribute to all according to their works : who will receive and pardon the repenting sinner, and from whom the merciful...
Page 3 - Magistrates' express or implied promise of an indemnity, upon certain conditions that have been performed ; it can only come before the Court by way of application to put off the trial, in order to give the prisoner time to apply elsewhere.
Page 240 - Labourer, not having the fear of God before their Eyes but being moved and Seduced by the instigation of the Devil...
Page 29 - I would not wish to add to the anguish of a person in your situation by dwelling upon it. Your application for mercy must be made elsewhere : it would be cruel in the Court to flatter you. There is a power of dispensing mercy, where you may apply. Your own good sense and the contrition you express will induce you to lessen the influence of the example by publishing your hearty and sincere detestation of the offence of which you are convicted ; and that you will not attempt to palliate or extenuate,...
Page 24 - I solemnly protest that death, of all blessings, would be the most pleasant to me after this pain. I have yet, my lords, ties which call upon me ; ties which render me desirous even to continue this miserable existence : I have a wife, my lords, who for twenty-seven years has lived an unparalleled example of conjugal attachment and...
Page 26 - Robertson, committed for the same forgery, appeared to be indorsed as a witness upon the bill of indictment, and that he had been taken before the grand jury to be examined as a witness by means of an order directed to the keeper of Newgate, which had been improperly obtained, on the 19th of February, and which was afterwards vacated by the court.
Page 26 - Whether a private profecutor, by ufing an accomplice in or out of cuftody as a witnefs, gives fu'ch a witnefs a plea not to be profecuted, or can...

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