A Complete Collection of State-Trials and Proceedings for High-Treason and Other Crimes and Misdemeanours; Commencing with the Eleventh Year of the Reign of King Richard II. and Ending with the Sixteenth Year of the Reign of Volume 11

A Complete Collection of State-Trials and Proceedings for High-Treason and Other Crimes and Misdemeanours; Commencing with the Eleventh Year of the Reign of King Richard II. and Ending with the Sixteenth Year of the Reign of Volume 11

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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. 1781 edition. Excerpt: ... still depending. The first argument promised all that length of erudition, which your lordlbips were favoured with yesterday: in view to which thejudge asked, whether they had not better agitate the question of fraud where it was committed; an issue more natural for the judge to wish, than proper for the court to award. The most loose and unconsidered notion, escaping in any manner from that able and excellentjudge, should be received with respect; and ccrtainly will. But it is unfair to him to call this hisjudgment. If the question were my own, with the choice of my court, l should refer it to his decifion. Thirdly, among other reasons against holding plea of the collusion before your lordships, they insisted, that it was not worth while; their sentences are so open to repeal at the suit of any body, that whoever sinds them objected, has nothing to complain of but his own remissness. Their proceedings are so frivolous and inestectual, theirjudgmcnts so inconclusive and harmless, that nullity, however established, makes no material difference in them. wSuch were their particular arguments. In a more general way, they presscdupon your lordships, with much earnestness, the consideration of the unhappy case, to which they said we would drive the prisoner. The sentence has deprived her of all conjugal claims upon Mr. Harvey; and we acknowledge it to be conclusive upon her, while we insist that it is merely void against all the rest of the world. She is, therefore, according to us, a wife, only for the purpose of being punished as a felon. This strange apology was not insinuated in mitigation of the punishmeiit, or to the compassion of your lordships; but directly and considently addresserl to yourjustice. Do not proceed to try the crime, ..show more

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  • Paperback | 894 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 45mm | 1,565g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236772016
  • 9781236772015