A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Other Crimes and Misdemeanors from the Earliest Period to the Year 1783; With Notes and Other Illustrations Volume 26

A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Other Crimes and Misdemeanors from the Earliest Period to the Year 1783; With Notes and Other Illustrations Volume 26

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1819 edition. Excerpt: ...were nothing else to support Christianity, as absolutely irresistible." Lectures ou the Gospel of St. Matthew, by the right rev. Beilby Porteus D. D. I_nrd Bishop of London, Vol. 2, p. 212, ioth edit.. in the face of your country to administer jrrss tice accordi to ir; yet, in almost the same breath, he fig you to declare it, by your verdict, to be false and wicked l--I will, therefore, follow my leamed friend no longer in answer to his observations; not at all from disrespect to him, because he has shown reat skill and talent in a desperate case WhiC%i he was bound in professional duty to maintain; but because I feel that I have already discharged even more than the duty that was cast upon myself, being of opinion that I have long ago clearly established that the book now before you, is not at all entitled to that rational and useful protection which is denied to the grass licentiousness of the press, whilst it gives lustre and value to its freedbm. I will conclude, therefore, with this general remark; thatifon taking the book with (you out of court you shall find, notwithstfan ing all I have said to you, that it contains grave, serious, conscientious considerations (however erroneous) on a subject admitted to be of the deepest importance, addressed to, and to be answered by enlightened men; whereby any errors in re igion, if they really have an existence mi ht be purged and done away, I should freegly consent to an acquittal, although the lnm qfEngla1id might not sanction it: but in a case like this, it certainlydoes not require the authority of the many solemn judgments on the'suli_ject, to establish beyond all doubt or question that in a country whose government and constitution rest for their very foundations upon the truths of...show more

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  • Paperback | 602 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 31mm | 1,061g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236960521
  • 9781236960528