A life's assize, Volume 1

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Page 130 - For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it ? Lest haply after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish...
Page 286 - Dont waste your time at family funerals grieving for your relatives: attend to life, not to death: there are as good fish in the sea as ever came out of it, and better.
Page 181 - That albeit by the laws of this and of every other wellgoverned realm, murder is a crime of an heinous nature and severely punishable ; yet true it is, and of verity, that you the said William Burke and Helen M'Dougal are both and each, or one or other of you, guilty of the said crime, actor or art and part...
Page 181 - Pritchard, ought to be punished with the pains of law, to deter others from committing the like crimes in all time coming.
Page 181 - James Stuart, Clerk to the Signet, lately residing in Charlotte Street of Edinburgh, you are indicted and accused, at the instance of Sir William Rae of St Catharine's, Baronet, his Majesty's Advocate for his Majesty's interest ; That albeit, by the laws of this and of every other well-governed realm, murder is a crime of a heinous nature, and severely punishable ; yet true it is and of verity...
Page 190 - AB do swear and as I shall answer to God at the great day of judgment...
Page 182 - M'Lachlan, before the Lord JusticeGeneral, Lord Justice-Clerk, and Lords Commissioners of Justiciary, in a Circuit Court of Justiciary to be holden by them, or by any one or more of their number, within the burgh of...
Page 158 - You shall well and truly try, and true deliverance make, between our Sovereign Lord the King and the prisoner at the bar, whom you shall have in charge, and a true verdict give, according to the evidence. So help you God.
Page 96 - ... lichen and long green sea-weed. It took him a weary time to coax bit after bit of the coat down through the crevice ; and when at length it was completely hidden from view, he had still to find another fissure in which to conceal the remainder of the suit.
Page 97 - ... amusement, but to save his life. A stretch of sea-shore with the sun's rays streaming from the west over it, always brought in the days which were then all to be passed through, the memory of fairy bays shut in by rocks, where the evidence lay buried that would have sufficed to hang him.

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