English Causes Célčbres: Or, Reports of Remarkable Trials

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George Lillie Craik
C. Knight & Company, 1840 - 296 páginas
 

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Página 62 - Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee.
Página 127 - Wherefore in all things it behoved Him to be made like unto His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to GOD, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. For in that He Himself hath suffered, being tempted, He is able to succour them that are tempted.
Página 253 - it is declared and ordered by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, that the...
Página 117 - And therefore if a woman commit theft, burglary, or other civil offences against the laws of society by the coercion of her husband ; or even in his company, which the law construes a coercion ; she is not guilty of any crime ; being considered as acting by compulsion and not of her own will.
Página 266 - ... the deceased opened one of her eyes, and shut it again ; and this opening the eye was done three several times ; she likewise thrust out the ring or marriage finger three times, and pulled it in again ; and the finger dropped blood from it on the grass.
Página 261 - I lay all night on cushions by their bedside. On Sunday morning they carried me from thence, and about three or four o'clock they brought me to a place by the sea-side, called Deal, where they laid me down on the ground; and one of them staying by me, the other two walked a little off to meet a man, with whom they talked, and in their discourse I heard them mention seven pounds; after which they went away together, and about half an hour after returned. The man (whose name, as I after heard, was...
Página 72 - Vrats told a friend of mine who accompanied him to the gallows, and gave him some advice that he did not value dying of a rush, and hoped and believed God would deal with him like a gentleman.
Página 128 - He had been a celebrated lawyer, and sat with high esteem in the place of Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas. The removing him from thence to the Chancery did not at all contribute any increase to his fame, but rather the contrary, for he was timorous to an impotence, and that not mended by his great age. He laboured very much to please every body, and that is a temper of ill consequence in a Judge.
Página 132 - Hales was Chief Baron of the Exchequer, by means of his great learning, even against his inclination, he did the crown more justice in that court than any others in his place had done, with all their good will and less knowledge. But his Lordship knew also his foible, which was leaning towards the popular...
Página 258 - Peace, peace, you are a fool and so strangled him; which having done, he took a bag of money out of his pocket, and threw it into his mother's lap; and then he and his brother carried his master's dead body into the garden adjoining to the Conygree, where they consulted what to do with it; and at length agreed to throw it into the great sink, by Wallington's mill...

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