A Narrative of Facts, Relating to a Prosecution for High Treason: Including the Address to the Jury, which the Court Refused to Hear : with Letters to the Attorney General, Lord Chief Justice Eyre, Mr. Serjeant Adair, the Honourable Thomas Erskine, and Vicary Gibbs, Esq. : and the Defence the Author Had Prepared, If He Had Been Brought to Trial (Google eBook)
Holcroft, an actor and playwright, was to be tried as a member of a London pro-Jacobin society called the Society for Constitutional Information.
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Page 31 - myfeif to this court, and my country, to be put upon my trial \ that, if I am a guilty man, the whole extent of my guilt may become notorious; and, if innocent, that the rectitude of my principles and conduct may be no
Page 32 - this court, and my country, that, after the misfortune of having been fufpected as an enemy to the peace and happinefs of mankind, there is nothing on earth, after which, as an individual, I more ardently
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Page 174 - and exulting in what he called " the jewel, the unique, " which was under his hammer ; need I " tell you, Gentlemen, that this elegant
Page 5 - that man is happy in proportion as he is truly informed; that his ignorance is not a fault but a
Page 35 - I do not know how many perfons there may be of the name of Thomas Holcroft; it would be rather extraordinary to
Page 164 - that the two gentlemen, who fat and voted during as long a period for the Borough of Great Grimfby, had not