The Trials of Arthur Thistlewood, James Ings, John Thomas Brunt, Richard Tidd, William Davidson, and Others, for High Treason: At the Sessions House in the Old Bailey ... April, 1820, with the Antecedent Proceedings ...
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Page 504 - If I am right, Thy grace impart, Still in the right to stay ; If I am wrong, oh, teach my heart To find that better way.
Page 505 - Lord, before the priests and the judges, which shall be in those days ; and the judges shall make diligent inquisition : and, behold, if the witness be a false witness, and hath testified falsely against his brother; then shall ye do unto him, as he had thought to have done unto his brother: so shalt thou put the evil away from among you.
Page 620 - Many people who are acquainted with the barefaced manner in which I was plundered by my Lord Sidmouth, will, perhaps, imagine that personal motives instigated me to the deed ; but I disclaim them. My every principle was for the prosperity of my country. My every feeling, — the height of my ambition was the welfare of my starving countrymen. I keenly felt for their miseries ; but when their miseries were laughed at, and when, because they dared to express those miseries, they were...
Page 623 - ... that he was in every sense of the word a villain of the deepest atrocity. His landlord refused to give him a character. Some short time after this, he called upon his landlord again ; but mark the change in his appearance; dressed like a lord, in all the folly of the reigning fashion. He now described himself as the right heir to a German baron, who had been some time dead; that lords Castlereagh and...
Page 504 - One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin that he sinneth: at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established.
Page 645 - The sentence of the law which I am now to pronounce on you is, that you be taken from hence to the gaol from whence you came, and that you be drawn on a hurdle to the place of execution, and there be hanged by the neck until you be dead...
Page 612 - My lords, — I am asked, my lord, what I have to say that judgment of death should not be passed upon me according to law. This to me is mockery; for were the reasons I could offer incontrovertible, and were they enforced even by the eloquence of a Cicero, still would the vengeance of my lords Castlereagh and Sidmouth be...
Page 621 - Sidmouth had acknowledged his claims to the title and property, had interfered in his behalf with the German government, and supplied him with money to support his rank in society. From this period I date his career as a government spy. " He got himself an introduction to the Spenceans ; by what means I am not aware of; and thus he became acquainted with the reformers in general. When I met with Edwards after the massacre at Manchester, he described himself as very poor ; and after several interviews,...
Page 616 - In this mood I met with George Edwards. And if any doubt should remain upon the minds of the public, whether the deed I meditated was virtuous, or contrary, the tale I will now relate will convince them that, in attempting to exercise a power which the law had ceased to have, I was only wreaking national vengeance on a set of wretches unworthy the name or character of men.