The Three Trials of William Hone: For Publishing Three Parodies, Viz. The Late John Wilkes's Catechism, The Political Litany, and The Sinecurist's Creed : on Three Ex-officio Informations, at Guildhall, London, During Three Successive Days, December 18, 19, & 20, 1817 : Before Three Special Juries, and Mr. Justice Abbott, on the First Day, and Mr. Chief Justice Ellenborough, on the Last Two Days
William Hone, 1818 - Freedom of the press - 137 pages
A collection of all three trials celebrating Hone's innocence on charges of profane and seditious libel and upholding freedom of the press.
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alluded appeared applause Athanasian Creed Attorney-General authority believe beseech ye blasphemous bring brought called charged Christian Church Church of England Common Prayer contempt Court Creed Crown Crown-office declared defendant defendant's deliver Derry Down Triangle doubt duty England entitled feel Gentlemen give guilty hand heard Hone.—I Hone's honour House of Commons impiety impious intention interrupt irreligion Judge Justice Abbott King King's Bench prison knew learned liberty Litany Lord Ellenborough Lord Ellenborough.—I Lord Sidmouth Lord's Prayer Lordship Majesty's meant mercy mind Minister Ministry never object observed occasion offence Old Bags OLD BAILEY opinion Parliament parodist parody pension persons political present proceeded prosecution publication published punishment Reeves religion religious respect ridicule Rulers sacred Scripture Sir Francis Burdett SPECIAL JURY thing thought tion trial Trial by Jury truth unto verdict Wilkes's Catechism William Hone written ye to hear yesterday
Page 26 - said, skin for skin, yea, all that a man hath, will he give for a majority. But put forth ihy hand and touch him, and he will curse thee to thy face. And Truth said unto Envy, behold he is in thy hand, but spare his election
Page 29 - Honourable friend,—I should say enemy,—fully comprehends what I have to say in my own defence. •' Curate.—As for me, I am a worm, and no man; a very scorn of men, and the outcast of the people-; fearful and trembling are come upon me, and a horrible dread
Page 28 - beings created, both equal, and yet one superior to the other; and the inferior shall bear rule over the superior; which faith except every one do keep whole and undefiled, without doubt he shall be scolded at everlastingly. The man is superior to the woman, and the woman inferior to the man; yet both are equal, and the woman shall govern the man.
Page 29 - and one unresponsible. For like as we are compelled by the Christian verily, to acknowledge every person by himself to be God and Lord; So we are forbidden by the articles of the Chatham alliance, to say there are three Ministers : So
Page 5 - The Litany, after the supplication to God, the Redeemer, the Holy Ghost, and the Trinity, went on to pray deliverance in the hour of death and in the day of judgment. It was succeeded by a most devout and impressive reiteration : "Son of God, we beseech thee to hear us ! O Lamb of God, that takest away
Page 28 - be at all influenced by their wills, or pay any regard to their commands. The man was not created for the woman, but the woman for the man. Yet the man shall be the slave of the woman, and the woman the tyrant of the man.
Page 24 - Yea, he shall be chased away as a vision of the night. Amen. " The eye also which saw him, shall see him no more; neither shall his place any more behold him." In the Foundling Hospital for Wit, is a paper, entitled " Lessons of the Day, 1st and 2nd Book of Preferment, &c." He should trouble the jury with a few extracts from it. The
Page 34 - Priestley and Wakefield, humble, holy men, Give praises to his name with tongue and pen ! ' Thelwall, and ye that lecture as ye go, And for your pains get pelted,—praise Lepaux ! ' Praise him each Jacobin, or fool, or knave, And your cropp'd heads in sign of worship wave ! ' All creeping creatures, venomous and low, Paine, Williams, Godwin,
Page 24 - up to the heavens and his head reach unto the clouds. " 7. Yet he shall perish for ever like his own dung; They which have seen him shall say, where is he
Page 34 - And thou Leviathan !* on ocean's brim, Hugest of living things that sleep and swim ; Thou in whose nose, by Burke's gigantic hand, The hook was fixt, to drag thee to the land; With Coke, Colquhoun, and Anson, in thy train, And Whitbread wallowing in the yeasty main— Still as ye snort, and puff, and spout, and blow,