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" The judgment of penance for standing mute was as follows : — that the prisoner be remanded to the prison from whence he came, and put into a low, dark chamber, and there be laid on his back, on the bare floor, naked, unless where decency forbids ; that... "
The Parliamentary Debates from the Year 1803 to the Present Time - Page cxxiii
by Great Britain. Parliament - 1814
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The Pocket Magazine

1827
...prisoner, arraigned of a felony, refuses to answer to his arraignment, the court orders, ' that he be remanded to the prison from whence he came, and put into a low dark chamber, and there laid upon his back on the floor — naked, unless where decency forbids ; that there be placed upon...
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The London Encyclopaedia: Or, Universal Dictionary of Science ..., Volume 15

Thomas Curtis - 1829
...particulars of this barbarous species of judgment. It was ordered, if the prisoner stood mute, that he should be remanded to the prison from whence he came, and...decency forbids; that there be placed upon his body as great a weight of iron as he could bear, and more ; that he have no sustenance, save only on the...
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Tales for the Parlour; Or, Records of Romance and Chivalry ...

1834 - 431 pages
...p prisoner, arraigned of a felony, refuses to answer to his arraignment, the court orders ' that he be remanded to the prison from whence he came, and put into a low dark chamber, and there laid upon his back on the floor, naked, unless where decency forbids; that there be placed upon his...
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The Law-dictionary, Explaining the Rise, Progress, and Present State of the ...

Thomas Edlyne Tomlins - 1835
...it might rarely be put in execution. The judgment of penance for standing mute was as follows : — that the prisoner be remanded to the prison from whence...decency forbids ; that there be placed upon his body as great a weight of iron as he could bear ; and more, that he have no sustenance, save only on the...
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The Book of the Constitution of Great Britain

Thomas Stephen - 1835 - 788 pages
...convicted by a verdict or confession of the crime. The English judgment of penance or peine forte el dure, -was, that the prisoner be remanded to the prison...the bare floor, naked, unless where decency forbids ; and that there be placed upon his body as great a weight of iron as his body can bear : and more,...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books ; with an ..., Volume 4

William Blackstone - 1836
...gravity (<) Pro Sulla, 28. The English judgment of penance for standing mute (») was as follows : that the prisoner be remanded to the prison from whence...decency forbids ; that there be placed upon his body as great a weight of iron as he could bear, and more : that he have no sustenance, save only, on the...
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Graham's Magazine, Volumes 32-33

1848
...standing mute," says Chief .Justice Blaekstnne, in his admirable С mimentaries, " was us follows: That the prisoner be remanded to the prison from whence...and put into a low, dark chamber ; and there be laid onhisback, naked, unie« where decency forbids : lhat there be placed upon hi» body as great a weight...
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Notes and Queries

1854
...origin. The punishment is described almost in the words of your correspondent's quotation ; thus : " That the prisoner be remanded to the prison from whence he came, and be put into a low, dark chamber ; and there be laid on his back, on the bare floor, naked unless where...
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The Life and Correspondence of Francis Bacon

J. F. Foard - 1861 - 568 pages
...repealed in the reign of George IV.J Blackstone has given an explanation of its terrors. The prisoner was remanded to the prison from whence he came, " and put into a low, dark chamber, and there laid on his back on the bare floor naked, unless where decency forbade ; that there should bo placed...
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The Student's Blackstone: Commentaries on the Laws of England, in Four Books

William Blackstone - 1865 - 612 pages
...the English judgment for standing mute ; it was that the prisoner be remanded to prison, and put in a low, dark chamber, and there be laid on his back...decency forbids : that there be placed upon his body as great a weight of iron as he could bear, and more ; that he have no sustenance, save only, on the...
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