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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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Commentaries on the Liberty of the Subject and the Laws of England ..., Volume 2

James Paterson - 1877
...The judgment for standing mute is, that the prisoner should be put in a low dark chamber, and there laid on his back on the bare floor naked, unless where decency forbids, and that there be placed upon his body as great aweight of iron as hecould bear; and more, that he...
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Procedure and Evidence Relating to Indictable Offences, and Certain Rules ...

Samuel Prentice - 1882 - 345 pages
...order to compel thn accused to plead and put himself on his trial. This judgment 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 hear, and more ; that he have no sustenance, save only on the...
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The Law in Shakespeare

Cushman Kellogg Davis - 1883 - 303 pages
...obstinacy received the sentence of peine forte et dure, which was that he be remanded to the prison whence he came, and put into a low, dark chamber, and there be laid on his back on the floor naked; that there be placed upon his body as great a weight of iron as he could bear, and more;...
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Leaders of the senate: a biographical history of the rise and development of ...

Alexander Charles Ewald - 1884
...punishment of burning women alive, the burning of heretics, the "peine forte et dure;"* why, then, * By the ancient law the judgment for standing mute...unless where decency forbids; that there be placed upon bis body as great a weight of iron as he could bear; and more, that he have no sustenance save only...
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A Treatise on the Limitations of Police Power in the United States ...

Christopher Gustavus Tiedeman - 1886 - 662 pages
...it was required at common law. See United States Const., Amend., art., V. * Which was as follows i " 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 Liquor License Act of the Province of Ontario ...: Being a Full and ...

James Shaw Sinclair - 1891 - 394 pages
...(the strong and hard pain). It consisted in placing the prisoner in a low, dark chamber, and there laid on his back on the bare floor naked, unless where decency forbade ; a weight of iron as great he could bear was placed upon his body, and he was kept thus with...
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Abridgment of Blackstone's Commentaries

William Blackstone, William Cyrus Sprague - 1893 - 533 pages
...abbreviation of prisone) forte de dure. The English judgment of penance for standing mute was as follows: that the prisoner be remanded to the prison from whence...chamber, and there be laid on his back on the bare Hoor, naked, unless where decency forbids; that there he placed upon his body as great a weight of...
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The Historical Development of the Jury System

Maximus A. Lesser - 1894 - 274 pages
...may be gathered from Blackstone: "The English judgment of penance for standing mute was as follows: that the prisoner be remanded to the prison from whence he came; and put in a low, dark chamber; and there be laid on his back, on the bare floor, naked, unless where decency...
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My Native Land: The United States: Its Wonders, Its Beauties, and Its People ...

James Cox - 1895 - 400 pages
...English law was revived against him, and the terrible sentence was pronounced that for standing mute he be remanded to the prison from whence he came and put into a low, dark chamber. There he was to be laid on his back, 44 MY NATIVE LAND. on the bare floor, without clothing. As great...
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My Native Land: The United States: Its Wonders, Its Beauties, and Its People ...

James Cox - 1895 - 400 pages
...English law was revived against him, and the terrible sentence was pronounced that for standing mute he be remanded to the prison from whence he came and put into a low, dark chamber. There he was to be laid on his back, on the bare floor, without clothing. As great a weight of iron...
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