Two Decades and a Lustrum

Two Decades and a Lustrum : Sunset of the Nineteenth Century (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Two Decades and a Lustrum: Sunset of the Nineteenth Century All frequenters of our law courts, and those familiar with the cost of criminal procedure and the practice pursued, are well aware that the first step of the prosecuting counsel is to prove motive, and that if the prisoner pleads guilty, he may instruct counsel to be heard in mitigation of sentence, and to plead extenuating circumstances. Qui s'excuse S'accuse, and I fear I must plead guilty, and throw myself on the mercy of the Court, when I stand at the bar of Public Opinion, arraigned on the very grave and serious charge of spoiling good paper With bad verses, I will not presume to call it poetry. The Judges have met - a terrible Show, and to save the time of the Court and the prosecuting counsel. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 234 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 12mm | 318g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0243083610
  • 9780243083619