A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Other Crimes and Misdemeanors from the Earliest Period to the Year 1783, with Notes and Other Illustrations, Volume 2

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1816 - Trials
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Vol. 2 of 21 (orig series).

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Page xv - Good Lord, deliver us. From lightning and tempest; from plague, pestilence, and famine; from battle and murder, and from sudden death, Good Lord, deliver us. From all sedition, privy conspiracy, and rebellion; from all false doctrine, heresy, and schism; from hardness of heart, and contempt of thy Word and Commandment, Good Lord, deliver us.
Page xviii - The king desires nothing but the knowledge of the truth, and would have no advantage taken by severity of the law. If ever we had a gracious king, now we have ; I hope as he is, such are his ministers. If there be but a trial of five marks at common law, a witness must be deposed. Good my Lords, let my accuser come face to face, and be deposed.
Page 578 - ... and the like; these are busy and curious frames, which of necessity do pre-suppose a law precedent, written or unwritten, to guide and direct them : but in monarchies, especially hereditary, that is, when several families, or lineages of people do submit themselves to one line, imperial or royal, the submission is more natural and simple, which afterwards by laws subsequent is perfected and made more formal; but that is grounded upon nature.
Page xxviii - Beg my dead body, which living was denied thee, and either lay it at Sherborne, if the land continue, or in Exeter church, by my father and mother. I can say no more, — time and death call me away.
Page xlviii - Prohibitions by law are to be granted at any time to restrain a court to intermeddle with or execute anything which by law they ought not to hold plea of, and they are much mistaken that maintain the contrary.
Page xlviii - The humble Petition of the Ministers of the Church of England desiring reformation of certain ceremonies and abuses of the Church To the most Christian and Excellent Prince, our gracious and dread Sovereign James, by the grace of God, etc.
Page xii - God. 2 For lo, thine enemies make a murmuring : and they that hate thee have lift up their head. 3 They have imagined craftily against thy people : and taken counsel against thy secret ones. 4 They have said, Come, and let us root them out, that they be no more a people : and that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.
Page xxiv - ... shall be drawn upon a hurdle through the open streets to the place of execution, there to be hanged and cut down alive, and your body shall be opened, your heart and bowels plucked out, and your privy members cut off, and thrown into the fire before your eyes; then your head to be stricken off from your body, and your body shall be divided into four quarters, to be disposed of at the King's pleasure.
Page xlviii - That divers terms of priests and absolution and some other used, with the ring in marriage, and other such like in the book may be corrected. The longsomeness of service abridged. Church songs, and music moderated to better edification. That the Lord's day be not profaned : the rest upon holy-days not so strictly urged.
Page xii - Sir! I am the more large, because I know with whom I deal: for we have to deal to-day with a man of wit, Ralegh.

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