The Genuine Trial of Thomas Hardy, for High Treason: At the Sessions House in the Old Bailey, from October 28 to November 5, 1794 ...

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J.S. Jordan, 1795 - 602 páginas
 

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Página 205 - ... mankind, and to deprive them of that assured and liberal state of mind, which alone can make us what we ought to be, that I vow to God I would sooner bring myself to put a man to immediate death for opinions I disliked, and so...
Página 471 - Legislature in the act it is doing — " that this Convention, " considering the calamitous consequences of any act " of the Legislature, which may tend to deprive the " whole or any part of the people of their undoubted " right to meet, either by themselves or by delegation, " to discuss any matter relative to their common in...
Página 339 - Queen, or of their eldest son and heir; or if a man do violate the King's companion, or the King's eldest daughter unmarried, or the wife of the King's eldest son and heir; or if a man do levy war against our lord the King in his realm, or be adherent to the King's enemies in his realm, giving to them aid and comfort in the realm, or elsewhere, and thereof be provably attainted of open deed by the people of their condition.
Página 339 - ... and because that many other like cases of treason may happen in time to come, which a man cannot think nor declare at this present time, it is accorded, that if any other case supposed treason, which is not above specified, doth happen before any justices, the justices shall tarry without any going to judgment of the treason, till the cause be...
Página 282 - All hereditary government is in its nature tyranny. An heritable crown, or an heritable throne, or by what other fanciful name such things may be called, have no other significant explanation than that mankind are heritable property. To inherit a government, is to inherit the people, as if they were flocks and herds.
Página 214 - It is the love of the people; it is their attachment to their government from the sense of the deep stake they have in such a glorious institution, which gives you your army and your navy, and infuses into both that liberal obedience, without which your army would be a base rabble, and your navy nothing but rotten timber.
Página 306 - But, if your opinion should be that the intent of this multitude, and the violence they committed, was to force a repeal, there arises a second point, whether the prisoner at the bar incited, encouraged, promoted or...
Página 171 - It was soon discovered that the forms of a free, and the ends of an arbitrary Government, were things not altogether incompatible. The power of the Crown, almost dead and rotten as Prerogative, has grown up anew, with much more strength, and far less odium, under the name of Influence. An influence which operated...
Página 181 - Prerogative being nothing but a power in the hands of the prince to provide for the public good in such cases which, depending upon unforeseen and uncertain occurrences, certain and unalterable laws could not safely direct...
Página 146 - Third, how dangerous it is by construction, and ANALOGY, to make treasons where the LETTER of the law has not done it. For such a method admits of no limits, or bounds, but runs as far and as wide as the wit and invention of accusers, and the detestation of persons accused, will carry men.

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