Observations on Penal Jurisprudence, and the Reformation of Criminals: With an Appendix Containing the Latest Reports of the State-prisons Or Penitentiaries of Philadelphia, New-York, and Massachusetts, and Other Documents

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T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1819 - Criminal law - 323 pages
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Page 140 - And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat : for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.
Page 57 - Ev'n those who dwell beneath its very zone, Or never feel the rage, or never own ; What happier natures shrink at with affright, The hard inhabitant contends is right. Virtuous and vicious ev'ry man must be, Few in th...
Page 179 - Therefore, do unto all men as ye would they should do unto you : for this is the law and the prophets" Thirdly, Beware of all ostentation of virtue, goodness, or piety.
Page 77 - The subject here presented is one of the most important that can engage the attention of the profession. The volume should be generally read, as the subject-matter is of great importance to society.
Page 42 - It is a kind of quackery in government, and argues a want of solid skill, to apply the same universal remedy, the ultimum supplicium, to every case of difficulty. It is, it must be owned, much easier to extirpate than to amend mankind; yet that magistrate must be esteemed both a weak and a cruel surgeon, who cuts off every limb, which, through ignorance or indolence, he will not attempt to cure.
Page 130 - For this cause also thank we GOD without ceasing, because when ye received the Word of GOD, which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of man, but as it is in truth, the Word of GOD, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.
Page 120 - States do not transport convicts; but men are put to labor in the rasp-houses, and women to proper work in the spin-houses — upon this professed maxim, 'MAKE THEM DILIGENT AND THEY WILL BE HONEST.' Great care is taken to give them moral and religious instruction, and reform their manners, for their own and the public good ; and I am well informed that many come out sober and honest.
Page 41 - It is a melancholy truth, that, among the variety of actions which men are daily liable to commit, no less than a hundred and sixty have been declared, by act of parliament, to be felonies without benefit of clergy ; or, in other words, to be worthy of instant death.
Page 58 - His hand is against every man; and every man's hand is against him.
Page 24 - In moderate governments, the love of one's country, shame, and the fear of blame are restraining motives, capable of preventing a multitude of crimes.

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