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Biographical, Literary, and Political Anecdotes of Several of the ..., Volume 1
Volledige weergave - 1797
affidavit alluded argument assembly Attorney-General authority believed bench breach brought cafe called Captain Luttrell character charge Common Pleas conduct constitution contempt Corte coun counsel Court of King's-Bench covenant crime crown damages defendant defendant's deponent further saith doctrine Dunning duty evidence fore furze gentlemen give granted guilty Henry Newcome honour House of Lords Island of Grenada island of Jamaica Jamaica judges King King's laws of England Leeward Islands letters patents libel liberty London Lord Cam Lord Camden Lord Chancellor Lord Chief Justice Lord Mansfield Lord Sandwich Lord Temple Lordship Majesty Majesty's matter ment messenger Minister motion mould never noble Lord offer opinion pamphlet paper Parliament Parry penalty person plaintiff printer proclamation proved question racter rights of juries rule sact salse samily Samuel Vaughan scandalous seal Serjeant Glynn Shebbeare shew cause Sir Fletcher Norton special verdict Strix thing tion transaction trial Wilkes words
Pagina 334 - Representatives of the people so to be summoned as aforesaid, to make, constitute, 'and ordain laws, statutes, and ordinances for the public peace, welfare, and good government of our said colonies, and of the people and inhabitants thereof, as near as may be agreeable to the laws of England...
Pagina 398 - The discretion of a judge is the law of tyrants: it is always unknown ; it is different in different men; it is casual, and depends upon constitution, temper, and passion. In the best, it is oftentimes caprice ; in the worst, it is every vice, folly, and passion to which human nature is liable.
Pagina 260 - Afton faid, deliberately, that he agreed entirely with the Lord Chief Juftice, and that the motion ought not to be granted. , • •' Sir Fletcher Norton then faid, that, after he had declared...
Pagina 249 - Ferrers's cafe, in which an habeas corpus had ifiued in the vacation to bring his countefs before a judge, which the earl not doing, a motion, was made the enfuing term for an attachment, for a contempt in not obeying the writ ; but the court was of opinion it was no contempt of court, the writ not having...
Pagina 231 - ... avarice itself could have suggested to the wretched animals who live and die under her dominion. For these passions, however they may seem to be at variance, have ordinarily produced the same effects. Both degrade the man, both contract his views into the little point of self-interest, and equally steel the heart against the rebukes of conscience, or the sense of true honor.
Pagina 342 - It is left by the Constitution to the King's authority to grant or refuse a capitulation: if he refuses, and puts the inhabitants to the sword or exterminates them, all the lands belong to him. If he receives the inhabitants under his protection and grants them their property, he has a power to fix such terms and conditions as he thinks proper.
Pagina 372 - ... be proved, or elfe the Jury cannot find him guilty. The fame of an aflault, with an intention to kill : if the intention is not proved, he muft be acquitted. If he kills, and the intention is not proved, that is, if it is not proved that he killed premeditately and of forethought, it is but manflaughter. Therefore, in the cafe before us, if that part of the information is not proved, that he publifhed maliciouŖy, &c.
Pagina 262 - ... or to an officer of the crown ; that he thought the motion perfectly regular, and that it ought to be granted.
Pagina 344 - I, without interposition of parliament. Whatever changes were made in the laws of Gascony, Guyenne, and Calais must have been under the King's authority ; if by act of parliament, that act would be extant, for they were conquered in the reign of...