Celebrated Trials of All Countries ; and Remarkable Cases of Criminal Jurisprudence

L.A. Godey, 1836 - 120 pagina's

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Pagina 531 - The dismal scene was o'er, and past, The lover's mournful hearse retir'd ; The maid drew back her languid head, And sighing forth his name — expir'd ! Though justice ever must prevail, The tear my Kitty sheds is due ; For seldom shall she hear a tale, So sad, so tender, yet so true.
Pagina 210 - Then being asked which way he would lay himself on the block, he answered, " So the heart be right, it is no matter which way the head lies.
Pagina 502 - The noise subsided, and he was asked if he had anything to say why sentence of death should not be passed upon him.
Pagina 564 - That there were such creatures as witches he made no doubt at all. For, first, the Scriptures had affirmed so much; secondly, the wisdom of all nations had provided laws against such persons, which is an argument of their confidence of such a crime. And such hath been the judgment of this kingdom, as appears by that Act of Parliament which hath provided punishments proportionable to the quality of the offence.
Pagina 241 - An Act to explain and amend an act made in the twenty-second year of the reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, ' An Act for amending, explaining, and reducing into one Act of Parliament the laws relating to the government of His Majesty's ships, vessels, and forces by sea...
Pagina 523 - I thank GOD I am no more afraid of death, nor daunted with any discouragements arising from my fears, but do as cheerfully put off my doublet at this time as ever I did when I went to bed.
Pagina 64 - Glasgow, being all to be used in evidence against you at your trial, will be lodged in due time in the hands of the Clerk of the High Court...
Pagina 192 - The king desires nothing but the knowledge of the truth, and would have no advantage taken by severity of the law. If ever we had a gracious king, now we have ; I hope as he is, such are his ministers. If there be but a trial of five marks at common law, a witness must be deposed. Good my Lords, let my accuser come face to face, and be deposed.
Pagina 185 - You, my masters of the jury, respect not the wickedness and hatred of the man, respect his cause : if he be guilty, I know you will have care of it, for the preservation of the king, the continuance of the Gospel authorized, and the good of us all.
Pagina 180 - That he did conspire and go about to deprive the king of his government, to raise up sedition within the realm, to alter religion, to bring in the Roman superstition, and to procure foreign enemies to invade the kingdom.

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