A History of the Criminal Law of England, Volume 1

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Page 220 - Having heard the evidence, do you wish to say anything in answer to the charge? You are not obliged to say' anything, unless you desire to do so, but whatever you say will be taken down in writing and may be given in evidence...
Page 203 - Our sovereign lord the king chargeth and commandeth all persons, being assembled, immediately to disperse themselves, and peaceably to depart to their habitations, or to their lawful business, upon the pains contained in the act made in the first year of king George, for preventing tumults and riotous assemblies. God save the king.
Page 539 - You shall well and truly try and true deliverance make between our sovereign lady the Queen and the prisoner at the bar, whom you shall have in charge, and a true verdict give according to the evidence. So help you God.
Page 379 - And his opinion was that the devil in such cases did work upon the bodies of men and women upon a natural foundation ; that is, to stir up and excite such humours superabounding in their bodies to a great excess, whereby he did in an extraordinary manner afflict them with such distempers as their bodies were most subject to, as particularly appeared in these children ; for he conceived that these swooning fits were natural, and nothing else but that they call the mother, but only heightened to a...
Page 442 - There is a great deal of laziness in it. It is far pleasanter to sit comfortably in the shade rubbing red pepper into a poor devil's eyes than to go about in the sun hunting up evidence.
Page 333 - Well, I will now make it appear to the world, that there never lived a viler viper upon the face of the earth than thou.
Page 218 - ... in writing the evidence given to the jury before him, or as much thereof as shall be material ; and shall have authority to bind by recognizance all such persons as know or declare...
Page 509 - Every count shall contain so much detail of the circumstances of the alleged offence as is sufficient to give the accused reasonable information as to the act or omission to be proved against him, and to identify the transaction referred to : Provided that the absence or insufficiency of such details shall not vitiate the count.
Page 204 - ... the military subjects of the King, like his civil subjects, not only may, but are bound, to do their utmost, of their own authority, to prevent the perpetration of outrage, to put down riot and tumult, and to preserve the lives and property of the people.

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