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Seite 69 - I had never said this, did not my present circumstances extort it from me, and seem to make it necessary. Permit me here, my Lord, to call upon malignity itself, so long and cruelly busied in this prosecution, to charge upon me any immorality, of which prejudice was not the author. No, my Lord, I concerted not schemes of fraud, projected no violence, injured no man's person or property. My days were honestly laborious, my nights intensely studious.
Seite 451 - If it is fixed precisely at the lowest market price, it ruins with honest people, who respect the laws of their country, the credit of all those who cannot give the very best security, and obliges them to have recourse to exorbitant usurers. In a country, such as Great Britain, where money is lent to government at three per cent. and to private people upon good security at four, and four and a half, the present legal rate, five per cent., is perhaps, as proper as any.
Seite 537 - Person to vote in the Election of Members to serve in Parliament for the...
Seite 92 - Coleman, who suffered innocent, though convicted upon positive evidence; and whose children perished for want, because the world uncharitably believed the father guilty? Why mention the perjury of Smith, incautiously admitted king's evidence; who, to screen himself, equally accused Faircloth and Loveday of the murder of...
Seite 398 - They that be slain with the sword are better than they that be slain with hunger : for these pine away, stricken through for want of the fruits of the field.
Seite 172 - The nurse of James the First, who had followed him from Edinburgh to London, entreated him to make her son a gentleman : * ' My good woman,' said the King, ' a gentleman I could never make him, though I could make him a Lord.
Seite 536 - Be it enacted by the King's Most Excellent Majesty and by and with the advice and consent of the Lords spiritual and temporal and Commons in this present Parliament assembled and by the authority of the same as follows. . . . The second noteworthy point is the mention of
Seite 71 - The place of their depositum, too, claims much more attention than is commonly bestowed upon it ; for of all places in the world, none could have mentioned any one, wherein there was greater certainty of finding human bones, than a hermitage, except he should point out a church-yard: hermitages, in time past, being not only places of religious retirement, but of burial too.
Seite 70 - ... before, I had been confined to my bed, and suffered under a very long and severe disorder, and was not able, for half a year together, so much as to walk. The distemper left me indeed, yet slowly and in part ; but so macerated, so enfeebled, that I was reduced to crutches ; and was so far from being well about the time I am charged with this fact, that I never to this day perfectly recovered.