In the High Court of Justice. Queen's Bench Division, June 18th, 1877. the Queen V. Charles Bradlaugh and Annie Besant

In the High Court of Justice. Queen's Bench Division, June 18th, 1877. the Queen V. Charles Bradlaugh and Annie Besant

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...from an intent which ought never to have been alleged against him at all. Gentlemen, I am inclined to leave Acton, although I have a very large number of other passages marked right through, dealing with the whole of pages 38 to 41, 42, 43 and 44, because I shall only be repeating to you the same kind of language, and if the learned Solicitor-General in his reply should venture to say to you that I did not read these passages because they did not make out my case so strongly, then I will ask you to ask him why it is that, having had from me the paged references to Acton's book entirely in his own hands for so long, he has not stated to you the slightest word about them. There are one or two points which it is absolutely necessary that I should briefly allude to, although I will not read them at any greater length than I can help. One is on page 38, where there is a reference to the exhaustive efforts of sexual gratification, and I am obliged to allude to that because it was one of the parts that the Solicitor-General said that he alluded to with so much "pain." (Mr. Bradlaugh here read from Acton, pages 93, 94, and 95.) Compare that with the language of Knowlton, and then say, gentlemen, is not the language of our pamphlet carefully chaste? and you will remember that the learned Solicitor-General, in his speech, alleged to you that the happy gratification of the reproductive instinct was one of the most alluring, and most calculated to deprave by its indecency. I now will only take you for one moment to page 43, simply because, although I might occupy a very long time still with Acton, I have so many volumes before me that I am myself feeling that I may be transgressing unduly upon your patience. I will take you to the part of page 43, ...show more

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