A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Other Crimes and Misdemeanors from the Earliest Period to the Year 1783, with Notes and Other Illustrations, Volume 17

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Page 671 - 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 669 - king and his people, or great men of this realm ; for the damage that hath and may thereof ensue, it is commanded, that from henceforth none be so hardy to tell or publish any false news or tales, whereby discord, or occasion of discord, or slander, may grow between the
Page 705 - all dispute, to determine both the law and 'the fact ; and where they do not doubt of the law, they ought to do so. This of leaving it to the judgment of the Court, whether the words are libellous or not, in effect, renders juries useless (to say no worse) in many cases ; but this
Page 713 - how by unlawful maintenances, giving of liveries, signs and tokens, &c. untrue demeanings of sheriffs in making of pannels, and other untrue returns, by taking of money, by injuries, by great riots and unlawful assemblies ; the policy and good rule of this realm is almost subdued ; and
Page 721 - 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 nor private concern ; it is not the
Page 297 - the starving mouth ; Tore from cold wintry limbs the tatter'd weed, Even robb'd them of the last of comforts, sleep, The free-born Briton to the dungeon chain'd Or, as the lust of cruelty prevail'd, At pleasure mark'd him with inglorious
Page 721 - blessed be God, 1 live in a government where liberty is well understood, and freely enjoyed ; yet experience has shewn us all (I'm sure it has to me), that a bad precedent in one government, is soon set up for an authority in another; and therefore I cannot but think it mine,
Page 695 - not speak evil of the ruler of the people. 2 Peter ii. 10. Despise government, presumptuous are they, self-willed, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities,
Page 739 - You are citizens of London, honest and lawful men, and the facts which we offer to prove were not committed in a corner ; they are notoriously known to be true. And as we are denied the liberty of giving evidence to prove the truth of what we have published, 1 will beg leave to lay it down as
Page 297 - and unheard, where misery moans ; Where sickness pines ; where thirst and hunger And poor misfortune feels the lash of vice, [burn, While in the land of liberty, the land Whose every street and public meeting glow

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