Bench and Bar: Reminiscences of One of the Last of an Ancient Race

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Hurst and Blackett, limited, 1889 - Lawyers - 327 pages
 

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Page 132 - My lord, you may believe me or not, but I have stated not a word that is false, for I have been wedded to the truth from my infancy.
Page 145 - Prisoner at the bar, you have been convicted before me of what the law regards as a very grave and serious offence: that of going through the marriage ceremony a second time while your wife was still alive. You plead in mitigation of your conduct that she was given to dissipation and drunkenness, that she proved herself a curse to your household while she remained mistress of it, and that she had latterly deserted you; but I am not permitted to recognise any such plea.

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