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" The liberty of the press is, indeed, essential to the nature of a free state ; but this consists in laying no previous restraints upon publications ; and not in freedom from censure for criminal matter when published. Every freeman has an undoubted right... "
Free Expression in the Age of the Internet: Social and Legal Boundaries - Page 42
by Jeremy Harris Lipschultz - 2000 - 331 pages
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The speeches of the hon. Thomas Erskine ... when at the Bar, on ..., Volume 2

Thomas Erskine (1st baron.) - 1810
...straints upon publications, and not in freedom <( from censure for criminal matter, when published. " Every freeman has an undoubted right to lay what "...improper, mischievous, or illegal, ** he must take the consequence of his own temerity. t( To subject the press to the restrictive power of a " licenser as...
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The Speeches of the Hon. Thomas Erskine (now Lord Erskine): When ..., Volume 2

Thomas Erskine Baron Erskine - Freedom of the press - 1810
...straints upon publications, and not in freedom '' from censure for criminal matter, when published. " Every freeman has an undoubted right to lay what "...improper, mischievous, or illegal,. " he must take the consequence of his own temerity. " To subject the press to the restrictive power of a " licenser as...
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The speeches of the Hon. T. Erskine (now Lord Erskine): when at ..., Volume 2

James Ridgway - Freedom of the press - 1813
...straints upon publications, and not in freedom . S* from censure for criminal matter, when published, ** Every freeman has an undoubted right to lay what "...improper, mischievous, or illegal, ** he must take the consequence of his own temerity. " To subject the press to the restrictive power of a •" licenser...
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A Treatise on the Law of Slander, Libel, Scandalum Magnatum, and False ...

Thomas Starkie - Libel and slander - 1813 - 688 pages
...authority*, that "every freeman has an undoubted right to lay what he pleases before the public—to forbid this is to destroy the freedom of the press;...improper, mischievous, or illegal, he must take the consequence of his own temerity." This privilege necessarily includes candid comments upon public affairs,...
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Cobbett's Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High ...

William Cobbett, David Jardine - Trials (Treason) - 1817
...liberty of the press does not exist; this liberty consists in li'.ying no restraints on publications; every freeman has an undoubted right to lay what sentiments he pleases before the public, but if he publishes what is improper, he must take the consequence of his temerity. A man (says a fine...
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Studien: zur Orientirung über die Angelegenheiten der Presse

Johann Jakob Otto August Rühle von Liliensterne, R. v L. - Press - 1820
...and not in freedom from censure for criminal matter when published. Every freeman has an indoubl^ed right to lay what sentiments he pleases before the...freedom of the press : but if he publishes what is im. proper mischievous, or illegal, he must take the consequence of his own temerity. To subject the...
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The Oriental Herald, Volume 2

Christianity - 1824
...publications, and not in freedom from censure for criminal matter when published. Every freeman has undoubted right to lay what sentiments he pleases...mischievous, or illegal, he must take the consequences of his own temerity." • The Court will particularly remark this passage, as it applies so strongly...
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The Oriental herald and colonial review [ed. by J.S. Buckingham].

James Silk Buckingham - 1824
...freeman has undoubted right to lay vlmi tentiments hep/eases before the public : t .> forbid this, i» to destroy the freedom of the press ; but if he publishes...mischievous, or illegal, he must take the consequences of hit) own temerity." * The Court will particularly remark this passage, as it applies so strongly...
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The Oriental Herald and Journal of General Literature, Volume 2

James Silk Buckingham - Great Britain - 1824
...freedom from censure for criminal matter when published. Every freeman has undoubted right to lay wliat sentiments he pleases before the public ; to forbid...destroy the freedom of the press; but if he publishes «h--t. is improper, mischievous, or illegal, he must take the consequences of his own temerity." *...
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Commentaries on the laws of England. [Another]

William Blackstone (sir.) - 1825
...restraints upon publications, and not in freedom from censure for criminal matter when published. [ 152 ] Every freeman has an undoubted right to lay what sentiments...improper, mischievous, or illegal, he must take the consequence of his own temerity. To subject the press to the restrictive power of a licenser, as was...
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