Celebrated trials connected with the aristocracy in the relations of private life

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Page 453 - Person so offending shall be guilty of Felony, and being convicted thereof shall be liable, at the Discretion of the Court, to be transported beyond the Seas for the Term of his or her natural Life, or for any Term not less than Seven Years, or to be imprisoned for any Term not exceeding Two Years, with or without hard Labour, as the Court shall direct.
Page 359 - it is declared and ordered by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, that the...
Page 173 - For neither man nor angel can discern Hypocrisy, the only evil that walks Invisible, except to God alone, By his permissive will, through heaven and earth : And oft, though Wisdom wake, Suspicion sleeps At Wisdom's gate, and to Simplicity Resigns her charge, while Goodness thinks no ill Where no ill seems...
Page 100 - King there being, in contempt of our said Lord the King and his laws, to the evil example of all others in the like case offending, and against the peace of our said Lord the King, his crown and • dignity.
Page 451 - ... shall be guilty of felony, and being convicted thereof shall be liable,' as in sec. 11. (/) Sec. 14. ' Whosoever shall attempt to administer to or shall attempt to cause to be administered to or to be taken by any person any poison, or other destructive thing...
Page 223 - Essex had suffered, and was in greater hopes of obtaining that favour, as he had the honour of quartering part of the same arms, and of being allied to his Majesty ; and that he thought it was hard that he must die at the place appointed for the execution of common felons.
Page 391 - ... consolation to you to know, that the benignity of our law has distinguished the crime of homicide into different classes. If it arise from accident, from inevitable necessity, or without malice, it does not fall within the crime of murder ; and of these distinctions, warranted by evidence, you will be a?
Page 234 - I interpret it as owing to the weakness of human nature ; but such proceeding is far from being ingenuous, and may produce bad effects, whilst it is impossible to answer the end proposed.
Page 19 - Lords have heard with what humility and grief you have confessed the fact, I do not doubt they will signify so much to the King, and mediate for his grace towards you.
Page 396 - God, when they are sold, and all other matters collected, there will be nearly enough to settle our account. May Almighty God bless you and yours with comfort and happiness; and may you ever be a stranger to the pangs I now feel ! May Heaven protect my beloved woman, and forgive this act, which alone could relieve me from a world of misery I have long endured! Oh, if it should ever be in your power to do her an act of friendship, remember your faithful friend. J. HACKMAN.

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