Considerations on Criminal Law

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Saunders, 1772 - Criminal law - 434 pages

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Page 9 - Of law there can be no less acknowledged, than that her seat is the bosom of God, her voice the harmony of the world ; all things in heaven and earth do her homage, the very least as feeling her care, and the greatest as not exempted from her power...
Page 254 - The centre mov'd, a circle straight succeeds, Another still, and still another spreads ; Friend, parent, neighbour, first it will embrace ; His country next, and next all human race ; Wide and more wide, th...
Page 132 - ... leaving the law to the court, but find for the plaintiff or defendant upon the issue to be tried, wherein they resolve both law and fact complicately, and not the fact by itself ; so as though they answer not singly to the question what is the law, yet they determine the law in all matters, where issue is joined and tried in the principal Dissenting Opinion: Gray, Shiras, JJ. case, but [ie except] where the verdict is special.
Page 223 - I am one, , Whom the vile blows and buffets of the world Have fo incens'd, that I am recklefs what I do, to fpite the world. 1 Mur. And I another, So weary with difafters, tugg'd with fortune, That I would fet my life on any chance, To mend it, or be rid on't.
Page xxiv - ... What a lamentable case it is to see so many Christian men and women strangled on that cursed tree of the gallows ; insomuch as if in a large field a man might see together all the Christians, that but in one year throughout England come to that untimely and ignominious death, if there were any spark of grace or charity in him, it would make his heart to bleed for pity and compassion.
Page 46 - For as many as have sinned without law, shall also perish without law ; and as many as have sinned in the law, shall be judged by the law ; (for not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.
Page 291 - If a man counterfeit the King's money; and if a man bring false money into the realm counterfeit to the money of England, knowing the money to be false, to merchandise and make payment withal.
Page 417 - Statutes in that case made and provided, and against the peace of our Sovereign Lord the King, his crown, and dignity.
Page xxix - ... happily force their way to the thrones of princes be it known to them, that they come attended with the...
Page 134 - L not not guilty : for, to fay the truth, it were the moft unhappy cafe that could be t6 the Judge, if he at his peril muft take upon him the guilt or innocence of the prifoner; and if the Judge's opinion muft rule the matter of fact, the trial by Jury would be ufelefs.

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