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Page 200 - The power and jurisdiction of parliament, says Sir Edward Coke, is so transcendent and absolute that it cannot be confined. either for causes or persons, within any bounds.
Page 45 - Parliament, that no man, of what estate or condition that he be, should be put out of his land or tenement, nor taken nor imprisoned nor disinherited, nor put to death, without being brought to answer by due process of law...
Page 195 - Charter of Liberties and the Charter of the Forest, which were made by common assent of all the realm, in the time of King Henry our father, shall be kept in every point without breach.
Page 193 - England, by people dwelling and resident in the same counties, whereof every one of them shall have free land or tenement to the value of forty shillings by the year at the least above all charges...
Page 205 - ... the trial by jury ever has been, and I trust ever will be, looked upon as the glory of the English law. And if it has so great an advantage over others in regulating civil property, how much must that advantage be heightened when it is applied to criminal cases! ... [I]t is the most transcendent privilege which any subject can enjoy, or wish for...
Page 110 - You shall well and truly try the issue between the parties, and a true verdict give, according to the evidence, so help you God ;" and the juror kisses the New Testament.
Page 90 - ... you shall present the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, to the best of your knowledge. So help you God.
Page 200 - Will you solemnly promise and swear to govern the people of this kingdom of England, and the dominions thereto belonging, according to the statutes in parliament agreed on, and the laws and customs of the same?