Cobbett's Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Other Crimes and Misdemeanors from the Earliest Period [1163] to the Present Time [1820].

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Page 615 - It is now by Statute 32 G. 3, c. 60, settled, that the jury may give a general verdict of Guilty or Not Guilty upon the whole matter put to issue on the indictment or information. See vol. 8, p. 36. As to the contests which had arisen respecting this matter, see the following Case of
Page 663 - corrupt officers are appointed to administer affairs, is certainly a reflection on the government. If people should not be called to account for possessing the people with an ill opinion of the government, no government can subsist ; for it is necessary for all governments that the people should have a good opinion of it ; and nothing
Page 87 - hate his neighbour, and lye in wait for him, and rise up against him, and smite him mortally, that he die:" Not one word here of rising- up against one and killing another ; not a word of hating one, and in consequence of that hatred killing another: that was a case which did not
Page 911 - look upon the juror: You shall well and truly try, and true deliverance make, between our sovereign lord the king and the prisoners at the bar, whom you shall have in charge, and a true verdict give, according to your evidence : So help you God.
Page 629 - for (said he) you thought to have gained a great deal of applause and popularity by opposing this court, as you did the court of Exchequer ; but you have brought it to that point, that either we must go from the bench, or you from the bar : therefore we exclude
Page 653 - tried by twelve like lawful men, here is a power given to the lord chancellor, lord treasurer, the keeper of the king's privy seal, or two of them, calling to them a bishop, a temporal lord, and other great men mentioned in the act, (who, it is to be observed, were all to be dependants
Page 659 - them' [innuendo, the people of this province] to err, and they' [the governor and council meaning] ' are destroyed' [innuendo, are deceived into the loss of their liberty] ; which is the worst kind of destruction. Or if some persons should publicly repeat, in a manner not pleasing to his betters, the 10th aud the
Page 661 - foundation for new oppressions and prosecutions. I wish I could say there were no instances of this kind. But to conclude ; the question before the Court, and you, gentlemen of the jury, is not of small
Page 83 - and deliver him into the hand of the avenger of blood, that he may die." Here are both sides of the question put, the one fully to explain the other ; the last to explain what is meant by
Page 679 - not tend to beget an ill opinion of the administration of the government ; to tell us, that those that are employed know nothing of the matter, and those that do know are not employed. Men are not adapted to offices, but offices to men, out of a particular