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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 Southeastern Reporter, Volume 69

1911
...Blackstone, bk. 4, p. 327, says: "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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The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts ..., Volume 16

Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines - 1912
...that very means it might rarely he put in execution.8 The judgment 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 can bear ; and more, that he have no sustenance, save only, on the...
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Legal Antiquities: A Collection of Essays Upon Ancient Laws and Customs

Edward Joseph White - 1913 - 349 pages
...purposely ordained to be exquisitely severe, that by that very means it might rarely be put into execution. The judgment for standing mute, was: That the prisoner...decency forbids; that there be placed upon his body 1 The terms are pronounced pan fort a dur. •II. Reeve's History English Law, p. 423. as great a weight...
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Legal Antiquities: A Collection of Essays Upon Ancient Laws and Customs

Edward Joseph White - 1913 - 349 pages
...be put into execution. The judgment for standing mute, was: That tlie prisoner be remanded to tn"e prison from whence he came, and put into a low, dark...decency forbids; that there be placed upon his body 1 The terms are pronounced pan fort a dur. •II. Reeve's History English Law, p. 423. as great a weight...
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Reports of Cases Determined by the Supreme Court of the State of ..., Volume 258

Missouri. Supreme Court - 1915
...executed without any further procedure. If he refused to plead to a felony other than treason the judgment was "that the prisoner be remanded to the prison from...came, and put into a low, dark chamber, and there he laid on his back, on the bare floor, naked, unless where decency forbids ; that there be placed...
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The Central Law Journal, Volume 60

1905
...by that means it might rarely be put in execution." He describes the punishment as follows (p. 827): "That the prisoner be remanded to the prison from whence he came, and put in a low, dark chamber, anil there lie laid on his bark, on the bare tloor, naked, unless decency forbids:...
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The Construction of Authorship: Textual Appropriation in Law and Literature

Martha Woodmansee, Peter Jaszi - 1994 - 462 pages
...as 1769, Blackstone described the "cruel process" of "penance for standing mute": the prisoner shall be remanded to the prison from whence he came; and...there be laid on his back, on the bare floor, naked, unles where decency forbids; that there be placed upon his body as great a weight of iron as he can...
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The Death Penalty as Cruel Treatment and Torture: Capital Punishment ...

William A. Schabas, William Schabas - 1996 - 288 pages
...most gruesome excesses of capital punishment. The penalty for standing mute, according to Blackstone, was that the prisoner be remanded to the prison from...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 Law in Shakespeare

Cushman Kellogg Davis - 1883 - 303 pages
...obstinacy received the sentence of peine forte et Awre, 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 bacls on the floor naked; that there be placed upon his body as great a weight of iron as he could...
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What a Way to Go: The Guillotine, the Pendulum, the Thousand Cuts, the ...

Geoffrey Abbott - 2007 - 352 pages
...severe and hard punishment, namely 'to be remanded to prison 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 be placed (on a board, laid) on his body as great a weight of iron as he...
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