The Speeches of the Hon. T. Erskine (now Lord Erskine): When at the Bar, on Subjects Connected with Liberty of the Press, and Against Constructive Treasons, Volume 2
J. Ridgway, 1813 - Freedom of the press
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Page 179 - ... I see in my mind a noble and puissant nation rousing herself like a strong man after sleep, and shaking her invincible locks. Methinks I see her as an eagle mewing her mighty youth, and kindling her undazzled eyes at the full midday beam, purging and unsealing her...
Page 24 - King there inhabiting and being, in contempt of our said Lord the King and his laws, to the evil example of all others in the like case offending, and against the peace of our said Lord the King, his crown and dignity.
Page 178 - ... devout prayer to that eternal Spirit who can enrich with all utterance and knowledge, and sends out his seraphim, with the hallowed fire of his altar, to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases...
Page 200 - And all the rule, one empire; only add Deeds to thy knowledge answerable; add faith, Add virtue, patience, temperance ; add love, By name to come call'd charity, the soul Of all the rest: then wilt thou not be loth To leave this Paradise, but shalt possess A paradise within thee, happier far.
Page 18 - An Act declaring the rights and liberties of the Subject and settling the Succession of the Crown...
Page 397 - The liberty of the press is indeed essential to the nature of a free state ; but this consists in laying no previous restraints upon publication, and not in freedom from censure for criminal matter when published. Every freeman has an undoubted right to lay what sentiments he pleases before the public ; to forbid this is to destroy the freedom of the press ; but if he publishes what is improper, mischievous, or illegal, he must take the consequences of his own temerity.
Page 199 - Lost," the rest from his finished labors, and the ultimate hope, expectation, and glory of the world. " A virgin is his mother, but his sire, The power of the Most High ; he shall ascend The throne hereditary, and bound his reign With earth's wide bounds, his glory with the heavens.
Page 62 - That it is the right of the subjects to petition the king ; and all commitments and prosecutions for such petitioning are illegal.