The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information, Volume 4 (Google eBook)

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Hugh Chisholm
At the University Press, 1910 - Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Page 44 - Stra. 834. the court would not suffer it to be debated, whether to write against Christianity was punishable in the temporal courts at common law? Wood, therefore, 409. ventures still to vary the phrase, and says " that all blasphemy and profaneness are offences by the common law,
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