Memories of Famous Trials

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Sisley's, 1907 - Judges - 231 pages

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Page 211 - in the face of the whole court, ' I am the Chris,t' and so the cause ended. He then related, in the words of Lord Mansfield, a still more extraordinary instance of monomania accompanied with cunning to conceal it. A man of the name of Wood had indicted Dr Munro for keeping him
Page 210 - at Hoxton, for having imprisoned him as a lunatic while, according to his own evidence, he was in his perfect senses. I was unfortunately not instructed in what his lunacy consisted, although my instructions left me no doubt of the fact; but not having the clue he completely
Page 213 - he is not guilty, but if when the evidence closes you think he was conscious and that he maliciously meditated the treason he is charged with, it is impossible to conceive a crime more detestable, and I should consider the King's life to be ill attended to indeed if not protected by the full
Page 211 - he showed in a moment what he was. He answered that there was nothing at all in that, because having been imprisoned in a high tower and being debarred the use of ink he had no other means of correspondence but by writing
Page 210 - learned judge has presided in this court I examined for the greater part of a day in this very place an unfortunate gentleman who had indicted a most affectionate brother, together with the keeper of
Page 210 - not merely at the time of his confinement, which was alone necessary for my defence, but during the whole time he had been triumphing over every attempt to surprise him in the concealment of his
Page 54 - Justum et tenacem propositi virum Non civium ardor, prava jubentium Non vultus instantis tyranni Mente quatit solida.
Page 212 - in the city of London, through a part of which he had been carried to his place of confinement. Knowing that he had lost his cause by speaking of the princess at Westminster,
Page 213 - and impartial administration of justice. I declare to you solemnly that my only aim has been to secure for the prisoner at the Bar, whose life and death are in the balance, that he should be judged
Page 104 - 1860, murdered at Road Hill House, Wiltshire, one Francis Saville Kent. Before the act was done no one knew of my intention nor afterwards of my guilt. No one assisted me in the crime nor in the evasion of discovery.

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