A Dissertation Shewing that the House of Lords: In Cases of Judicature : are Bound by the Same Rules of Evidence that are Observed by All Other Courts (Google eBook)

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Messrs. Clarke, 1820 - Criminal law - 136 pages
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Page 11 - It must not be; there is no power in Venice Can alter a decree established: 'Twill be recorded for a precedent; And many an error, by the same example, Will rush into the state: it cannot be.
Page 128 - The wisdom of a learned man cometh by opportunity of leisure: and he that hath little business shall become wise. How can he get wisdom that holdeth the plough, and that glorieth in the goad, that driveth oxen, and is occupied in their labours, and whose talk is of bullocks?
Page 129 - ... he fashioneth the clay with his arm, and boweth down his strength before his feet; he applieth himself to lead it over: and he is diligent to make clean the furnace: All these trust to their hands: and every one is wise in his work.
Page 56 - It is true that rape is a most detestable crime, and therefore ought severely and impartially to be punished with death; but it must be remembered that it is an accusation easily to be made and hard to be proved and harder to be defended by the party accused, though never so innocent.
Page 114 - For the canon law, which the common law follows in this case, deems so highly and with such mysterious reverence of the nuptial tie, that it will not allow it to be unloosed for any cause whatsoever, that arises after the union is made.
Page 128 - So every carpenter and workmaster, that laboureth night and day; and they that cut and grave seals, and are diligent to make great variety, and give themselves to counterfeit imagery, and watch to finish a work...
Page 108 - ... be also given at the same time that the copy of the indictment is delivered to the party indicted, and that copies of all indictments for the offences aforesaid with such lists shall be delivered to the party indicted ten days before the trial and in presence of two or more credible witnesses, any law or statute to the contrary notwithstanding.
Page 56 - It is true," says the learned judge just referred to, " that rape is a most detestable crime, and therefore ought " severely and impartially to be punished with death ; but " it must be remembered that it is an accusation easy to be " made, and hard to be proved, but harder to be defended " by the party accused, though innocent.
Page 128 - ... the smith also sitting by the anvil, and considering the iron work, the vapour of the fire wasteth his flesh, and he fighteth with the heat of the furnace: the noise of the hammer and the anvil is ever in his ears, and his eyes look still upon the pattern of the thing that he maketh; he setteth his mind to finish his work, and watcheth to polish it perfectly...
Page 129 - All these trust to their hands and every one is wise in his work; without these cannot a city be inhabited, and they shall not dwell where they will, nor go up and down. " They shall not be sought for in public counsel nor sit high in the congregation; they shall not sit on the judge's seat nor understand the sentence of judgment; they cannot declare justice and judgment and they shall not be found where parables are spoken, but they will maintain the state of the world, and all their desires in...

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