Biographical, Literary, and Political Anecdotes, of Several of the Most Eminent Persons of the Present Age, Volume 1

T.N. Longman, and L.B. Seeley, 1797
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Page 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...
Page 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.
Page 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...
Page 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...
Page 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.
Page 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.
Page 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 malicioußy, &c.
Page 262 - ... or to an officer of the crown ; that he thought the motion perfectly regular, and that it ought to be granted.
Page 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...
Page 405 - examining the newspapers every day with the ardour that a hawk prowls for prey. Whenever he found any lord's name printed in any paper, he immediately made a motion in the House of Peers against the printer for a breach of privilege."* In...

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