John Peter Zenger: His Press, His Trial and a Bibliography of Zenger Imprints

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Page 72 - Then said Paul, I wist not, brethren, that he was the high priest : for it is written, Thou shalt not speak evil of the ruler of thy people.
Page 197 - Statutes in that case made and provided, and against the peace of our Sovereign Lord the King, his crown, and dignity.
Page 218 - Chamber, many worthy and brave men suffered for so doing; and yet even in that Court and in those bad times, a great and good man durst say, what I hope will not be taken amiss of me to say in this place, to wit, The practice of informations for libels is a sword in the hands of a wicked king and an arrant coward to cut down and destroy the innocent; the one cannot because of his high station, and the other dares not because of his want of courage, revenge himself in another manner.
Page 123 - But to conclude: the question before the court, and you, gentlemen of the jury, is not of small nor private concern; it is not the cause of a poor printer, nor of New York alone, which you are now trying. No ! It may in its consequence affect every freeman that lives under a British government on the main of America! It is the best cause. It is the cause of liberty...
Page 88 - Then, gentlemen of the jury, it is to you we must now appeal for witnesses to the truth of the facts we have offered and are denied the liberty to prove...
Page 122 - Part of the Land, where my Service cou'd be of any Use in assisting to quench the Flame of Prosecutions upon Informations, set on Foot by the Government, to deprive a People of the Right of Remonstrating (and complaining too), of the arbitrary Attempts of Men in Power.
Page 122 - Men who injure and oppress the people under their administration provoke them to cry out and complain; and then make that very complaint the foundation for new oppressions and prosecutions.
Page 121 - Power may justly be compared to a great river : while kept within its due bounds, it is both beautiful and useful ; but when it overflows its banks it is then too impetuous to be stemmed, it bears down all before it, and brings destruction and desolation wherever it comes.
Page 42 - Mr. Horsmanden. Whereas by an order of this Board of this day, some of John Peter Zenger's journals, entitled The New York Weekly Journal containing the freshest advices foreign and domestic, Nos.

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