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New Commentaries on the Laws of England: Partly Founded on Blackstone
Henry John Stephen
No preview available - 2005
New Commentaries on the Laws of England (Partly Founded on Blackstone)
Henry John Stephen
No preview available - 2015
17 Vict 25 Vict 9 Geo accessory antient assault benefit of clergy bill burglary capital cause chattel civil coin committed common law convicted Court of Chancery court of equity crime criminal Crown death defendant Eliz enacted England excuse execution false forfeit forfeiture Fost guilty of felony habeas corpus Hale hard labour hath Hawk homicide Ibid imprisonment indictment inflicted injury Inst intent judge judgment jurisdiction jury justice kill king king's kingdom labour and solitary lands larceny less than three liable Lord maliciously manslaughter ment misdemeanor murder nature oath offence parliament party peace penal servitude penalties person petition praemunire principal prisoner proceedings prosecution provisions punishment Queen quo warranto repealed by 24 Sect sentenced solitary confinement sovereign species statute stealing term therein thereof tion treason ubi sup united kingdom unlawful unlawfully vide post Vide sup whosoever writ
Page 342 - The liberty of the press is, indeed, essential to the nature of a free state ; but this consists in laying no previous restraints upon publications, and not in freedom from censure for criminal matter when published.
Page 343 - To subject the press to the restrictive power of a licenser, as was formerly done, both before and since the revolution, is to subject all freedom of sentiment to the prejudices of one man, and make him the arbitrary and infallible judge of all controverted points in learning, religion, and government.
Page 164 - ... unlawfully and maliciously shoot at any person ; or shall, by drawing a trigger, or in any other manner, attempt to discharge any kind of loaded arms at any person...
Page 362 - Majesty, or to any person marrying a second time whose husband or wife shall have been continually absent from such person for the space of seven years then last past, and shall not have been known by such person to be living within that time...
Page 152 - Whoso killeth any person, the murderer shall be put to death by the mouth of witnesses : but one witness shall not testify against any person to cause him to die. 31 Moreover ye shall take no satisfaction for the life of a murderer, which is guilty of death : but he shall be surely put to death.
Page 332 - That if any Persons, riotously and tumultuously assembled together to the Disturbance of the Public Peace, shall unlawfully and with Force demolish, pull down, or destroy...
Page 206 - ... of silk, woollen, linen, or cotton, or of any one or more of those materials mixed with each other, or mixed with any other material...
Page 456 - That in every presentment or indictment to be prosecuted against any person for wilful and corrupt perjury, it shall be sufficient to set forth the substance of the offence charged upon the defendant, and by what court, or before whom the oath...
Page 459 - ... for want of the averment of any matter unnecessary to be proved, nor for the omission of the words " as appears by the record," or of the words
Page 113 - If, after he be tried and found guilty, he loses his senses before judgment, judgment shall not be pronounced ; and if, after judgment, he becomes of non-sane memory, execution shall be stayed ; for peradventure, says the humanity of the English law, had the prisoner been of sound memory, he might have alleged something in stay of judgment or execution.