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Page v - There shall never be one lost good! What was, shall live as before; The evil is null, is naught, is silence implying sound; What was good shall be good, with, for evil, so much good more; On the earth the broken arcs; in the heaven a perfect round.
Page 142 - I, then, Alfred, king, gathered these together, and commanded many of those to be written which our forefathers held, those which to me seemed good ; and many of those which seemed to me not good I rejected them, by the counsel of my
Page 12 - The very considerations which judges most rarely mention, and always with an apology, are the secret root from which the law draws all the juices of life. I mean of course, considerations of what is expedient for the community concerned.
Page 14 - The distinction of public wrongs from private, of crimes and misdemeanors from civil injuries, seems principally to consist in this: that private wrongs or civil injuries are an infringement or privation of the civil rights which belong to individuals, considered merely as individuals...
Page 247 - ... to the law. They were looked upon as good subjects at court, and as good neighbours in the country ; all the restraints and reproaches of former times being forgotten.
Page 342 - Get but the truth once uttered, and 'tis like A star new-born, that drops into its place, And which, once circling in its placid round, Not all the tumult of the earth can shake.
Page 216 - Sixty-one clergymen, forty-seven laymen, and two gentlewomen suffered capital punishment for some or other of the spiritual felonies and treasons which had been lately created.
Page 248 - Uniformity, 1662, the Conventicle Act, 1664, and the Five-Mile Act, 1665, abundantly prove. The Act of Uniformity, 13 and 14 Car. II., c. iv, § 3, decreed that every beneficed minister, fellow of a college and even schoolmaster must unfeignedly agree to all the contents of the book of common prayer. About 2000 Presbyterian clergymen were deprived for non-compliance with this act, on St. Bartholemew's day, in the year 1662.
Page 228 - ... burglary, house-breaking and putting in fear, highway robbery, horse stealing, stealing from the person above the value of a shilling, rape, and abduction with intent to marry. In the case of persons who could not read, all felonies, including manslaughter, every kind of theft above the value of a shilling, and all robbery, were capital crimes.