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Page viii - ... of themselves, and have affected all occasions of raising their own esteem by depreciating other men, he, on the contrary, was the most obliging man that ever practised. If a young gentleman happened to be retained to argue a point in law, where he was on the contrary side, he would very often mend the objections when he came to repeat them, and always commend the gentleman if there were room for it, and one good word of his was of more advantage to a young man than all the favour of the court...
Page 455 - fall suddenly out, and they presently agree to fight in " the field, and run and fetch their weapons, and go into " the field and fight, and A. kills B., this is not murder, " but homicide ; for it is but a continuance of...
Page 88 - When a Man doth compass or imagine the Death of our Lord the King, or of our Lady his Queen, or of their eldest Son and Heir: Or if a Man do violate the King's Companion, or the King's eldest Daughter unmarried, or the Wife of the...
Page v - ... would never suffer his opinion in any case to be known till he was obliged to declare it judicially ; and he concealed his opinion in great cases so carefully, that the rest of the judges in the same court could never perceive it : his reason was, because every judge ought to give sentence according to his own persuasion and conscience, and not to be swayed by any respect or deference to another man's opinion : and by this means...
Page 694 - ... dead person — to be employed or used in any manner of witchcraft, sorcery, charm, or enchantment...
Page 4 - Then the elders of his city shall send and fetch him thence, and deliver him into the hand of the avenger of blood, that he may die.
Page 89 - Realm, ride armed covertly or secretly, with Men of Arms against any other, to slay him, or rob him, or take him, or retain him till he hath made Fine or Ransom for to have his Deliverance, it is not the Mind of the King nor his Council, that in such Case it shall be judged Treason, but shall be judged Felony or Trespass, according to the Laws of the Land of old Time used, and according as the Case requireth.
Page 439 - In another place, 1 HHPC 439: "The Lord Dacre and divers others went to steal deer in the park of one Pellham. Raydon, one of the company, killed the keeper in the park, the Lord Dacre and the rest of the company being in the other part of the park. Yet it was adjudged murder in them all, and they died for it." And he quotes Crompton 25, Dalton 93, p.
Page 86 - Third, how dangerous it is by construction, and ANALOGY, to make treasons where the LETTER of the law has not done it. For such a method admits of no limits, or bounds, but runs as far and as wide as the wit and invention of accusers, and the detestation of persons accused, will carry men.