The Speeches of the Hon. Thomas Erskine: (now Lord Erskine), when at the Bar : on Subjects Connected with the Liberty of the Press, and Against Constructive Treasons, Volumen4

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Página 149 - King there inhabiting and being, in contempt of our said Lord the King and his laws, to the evil example of all others in the like case offending, and against the peace of our said Lord the King, his crown and dignity.
Página 319 - OH for a lodge in some vast wilderness, Some boundless contiguity of shade, Where rumour of oppression and deceit, Of unsuccessful or successful war, Might never reach me more.
Página 26 - When a Man doth compass or imagine the Death of our Lord the King, or of our Lady his Queen, or of their eldest Son and Heir...
Página 415 - ... that it is time enough for the rightful purposes of civil government for its officers to interfere when principles break out into overt acts against peace and good order...
Página 407 - A View of the Causes and Consequences of the War with France...
Página 361 - I ask, as an inference from their conduct, as it fell under your observation, whether you think Lord Thanet or Mr. Fergusson, or either of them, meant to favour Mr. O'Connor's escape, upon your solemn oath ? A. Upon my solemn oath I saw them do nothing that could be at all auxiliary to an escape.
Página 50 - The weight of corruption has crushed this more gentle, as it would have defeated any more efficacious, plan in the same circumstances. From that quarter, therefore, I have nothing to hope. IT is FROM THE PEOPLE AT LARGE THAT I EXPECT ANY GOOD...
Página 26 - ... 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 proveably attainted of open deed by people of their condition...
Página 59 - Court, no longer makes its appearance, and the knives have retired to their ancient office of carving. Happy was it, indeed, for me, that they were ever produced, for so perfectly common were they throughout all England, and so notoriously in use for the most ordinary purposes, that public justice and benevolence, shocked at the perversion of truth in the evidence concerning them, kept pouring them in upon me from all quarters. The box before me is half full of them ; and if all other trades should...
Página 27 - POWER was an usual charge of treason anciently, though a very uncertain charge ; so that no man could tell what it was, or what defence to make to it.

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