Celebrated Trials Connected with the Aristocracy in the Relations of Private Life, Volume 1

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William Benning, 1849 - 505 pages
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Page 357 - 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 219 - ... revenge, all injustice, is insanity. There were philosophers in ancient times who held this opinion as a strict maxim of their sect; and, my Lords, the opinion is right in philosophy, but dangerous in judicature. It may have a useful and a noble influence to regulate the conduct of men ;—to control their impotent passions...
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 449 - ... 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 40 - With chariots, horsemen, and a numerous train ; 730 From east to west his glories he displays And, like the sun, the promised land surveys. Fame runs before him as the morning star, And shouts of joy salute him from afar ; Each house receives him as a guardian god And consecrates the place of his abode. But hospitable treats did most commend Wise Issachar, his wealthy western friend.
Page 230 - I shall make use of are too fatal to be eluded by the power of physic. If you think this of any consequence, you will not fail to meet the...
Page 231 - You receive this as an acknowledgment of your punctuality as to the time and place of meeting on Sunday last, though it was owing to you that it answered no purpose. The pageantry of being armed, and the ensign of your order, were useless, and too conspicuous; you needed no attendant; the place was not calculated for mischief, nor was any intended.
Page 454 - And wherever it appears, from the whole circumstances of the case, that he who kills another on a sudden quarrel was master of his temper at the time, he is guilty of murder ; as if after the quarrel he fall into other discourse, and talk calmly thereon ; or perhaps if he have so much consideration as to say, that the place wherein the quarrel happens is not convenient for fighting ; or that if he should fight at present, he should have the disadvantage by reason of the height of his shoes.

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