A Digested Index to the Crown Law: Comprehending All the Points Relating to Criminal Matters Contained in the Reports of Blackstone ... [et Al.], Volume 2

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W. Clarke, 1816 - Criminal law - 192 pages
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Page 145 - A false pretense is such a fraudulent representation of an existing or past fact, by one who knows it not to be true, as is adapted to induce the person to whom it is made to part with something of value.
Page 151 - Where a statute directs the doing of a thing for the sake of justice or the public good, the word 'may' is the same as the word 'shall;
Page 121 - 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,
Page 126 - ... one waggon at least usually standing before his warehouses, so that no carriage could pass on that side of the street, and sometimes even foot passengers...
Page 57 - In that case, it was distinctly laid down, that, although a witness may refresh his memory by any book or paper, if he can afterwards swear to the fact from his own recollection...
Page 20 - Where thieves bored a hole through the door with a centre-bit, and part of the chips were found in the inside of the house, by which it was apparent that the end of the centre-bit had penetrated into the house; yet, as the instrument had not been introduced for the purpose of taking the property or committing any other felony, it was decided, that this was not sufficient to constitute burglary.
Page 134 - That in every information or indictment to be prosecuted against any person for wilful and corrupt perjury, it shall be sufficient to set forth the substance of the offence charged upon the defendant, and by what court, or before whom, the oath was taken, (averring such court or person or persons to have competent authority to administer the same...
Page 89 - ... commands of any committee or body of men not lawfully constituted or of any leader or commander or other person not having authority by law for that purpose, or not to inform or give evidence against any associate...
Page 22 - The owner of a house in Westminster, in which he dwelt, took a journey into Cornwall, with intent to return ; and sent his wife and family out of town, and left the key with a friend to look after the house...
Page 69 - Where a person forty-five years back erected a mill and dam thereto for his own profit, per quod ho deepened the water of a ford through which there was a public highway, but the passage through which was, before the deepening, very inconvenient at times to the public, and the miller afterwards built a bridge over it, which the public had ever since used : — Held, that the county and not the miller were chargeable with the reparation.3 A bridge used only on an occasion of floods and lying out of...

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