A vindication of the conduct and principles of the printer of the Newark Herald:: an appeal to the justice of the people of England, on the result of two recent and extraordinary prosecutions for libels. With an appendix
printed and sold by the author; sold also by Sutton, Nottingham; Gales, Sheffield; H. D. Symonds. ...; J. Ridgway, ...; D. I. Eaton, ...; and B. Crosby, ..., London., 1794 - Newark Herald - 148 pages
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Page 132 - GEORGE the Third, by the grace of GOD of Great-Britain, France and Ireland King, defender of the faith, and so forth,; and in the year of our LORD one thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight.
Page 143 - I was confident our liberty could never be placed upon a firm foundation, until that ancient law were restored among us. For who sees not that while such assemblies are permitted to have a longer duration, there grows up a commerce of corruption between the ministry and the deputies, wherein they both find their accounts, to the manifest danger of liberty — which traffic would never answer the design nor expense, if Parliaments met once a year.
Page vii - In contempt of our said Lord the King, in open violation of the laws of this kingdom, to the evil and pernicious example of all others in the like case offending, and against the peace of our said Lord the King, his crown and dignity.
Page 96 - House of Commons was inclined to adopt any other mode of reform. The weight of corruption has crushed this more gentle, as it would have defeated any more efficacious plan in the same circumstances. From that quarter, therefore, I have nothing to hope.
Page 95 - I have no hesitation in saying that from every consideration which I have been able to give to this great question, that for many years has occupied my mind, and from every day's experience to the present hour, I am more and more convinced that the restoring the right of voting universally...
Page 145 - Nothing is so effectual to this purpose as the liberty of the press, by which all the learning, wit, and genius of the nation, may be employed on the side of freedom ; and every one be animated to its defence.
Page viii - Better it were to live under no law at all, and, by the maxims of cautious prudence, to conform ourselves, the best we can, to the arbitrary will of a master; than fancy we have a law on which we can rely, and find, at last, that this law shall inflict a punishment precedent to the promulgation, and try us by maxims unheard of, till the very moment of the prosecution.
Page 141 - They were cities and boroughs more within the jurisdiction of the Carnatic than the limits of the empire of Great Britain ; and it was a fact pretty well known, and generally understood, that the nabob of Arcot had no less than seven or eight members in that House.
Page 19 - The special jury, you may imagine, are taken indifferently, and as it may happen, from a book containing all the names of those who are liable to serve. I thought so, when I read the act of parliament, appointing the manner in which they should be taken; but when I came to attend to strike the special jury, a book with names was produced by the sheriff's officer. I made what I thought an unexceptionable proposal: I...
Page 21 - That man does not live any longer where he did/ ' Sir, that man is too old.' ' Sir, this man has failed, and become a bankrupt.' ' Sir, this man will not attend.' ' O (it is said very reasonably) let us have men that will attend, otherwise the purpose of a special jury is defeated.