The Life and Extraordinary Adventures of Sir William Courtenay: Knight of Malta, Alias John Nichols Tom, Formerly Spirit Merchant and Maltster, of Truro in Cornwall : Being a Correct Detail of All the Incidents of His Extraordinary Life, from His Infancy to the Dreadful Battle at Bossenden Wood ... Concluding with an Accurate Account of the Trial of the Rioters at the Maidstone Assizes

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James Hunt ... and sold ... by T. Kelly, 1838 - Kent (England) - 482 pages

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Page 459 - ... manner as naturally tends to raise tumults and affrays, and in so doing happen to kill a man, they are all guilty of murder ; for they must, at their peril, abide the event of their actions who unlawfully engage in such bold disturbances of the public peace, in opposition to and in defiance of the justice of the nation.
Page 371 - ... over the handbill to him, which charged him with the murder of Mr. Perry. Witness then asked if he had come from Birmingham, to which he replied, that he had never been there in his life. The case being closed on the part of the prosecution, and the prisoner being called upon for his defence, he said he was innocent of the crime imputed to him, and that he " never had any thing to do with him.
Page 400 - Feversham, producing throughout the whole neighbourhood the greatest excitement, and adding to their numbers by the harangues occasionally delivered by this ill-fated madman. At this farm, Courtenay stated that " he would strike the bloody blow ;" and they made an ineffective attempt to set fire to a bean-stack.
Page 458 - where divers persons resolve generally to resist all opposers in the commission of any breach of the peace, and to execute it with violence, or in such a manner as naturally tends to raise tumults and affrays ; as by committing a violent...
Page 410 - Thorns undertook to administer the sacrament in bread and water to the deluded men who followed him. He told them on this occasion, as he did on many others, that there was great oppression in the land, and indeed throughout the world ; but that if they would follow him, he would lead them on to glory. He...
Page 240 - Unaw'd by numbers, follow Nature's plan, Assert the rights, or quit the name of man. Consider well, weigh strictly right and wrong; Resolve not quick, but once resolv'd be strong.
Page 291 - ... no less a price than the blood of the Son of God ; — but the temple of the body, the heart of man, would be the seat of the living Elohim.
Page 237 - ... trial by combat — when the Almighty God, the Lord of Hosts is his name, can decide the " truth,
Page 194 - The most able men — from the East and the West, from the North and the South...
Page 400 - Courtenay had been living amongst the peasantry, gaining subsistence at several houses, in return for which he made long and inflammatory speeches to the mob of the neighbourhood, and promised them that if they would follow his advice they should have good living and large estates, as he had great influence at court, and was to sit on her majesty's right hand on the day of the coronation. He...

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