The Rules of Evidence on Pleas of the Crown: Illustrated from Printed and Manuscript Trials and Cases, Том 1

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J. Butterworth, London, and J. Cooke, Dublin, 1802 - 668 страници

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Страница 376 - Now the general principle on which this species of evidence is admitted is, that they are declarations made in extremity when the party is at the point of death, and when every hope of this world is gone ; when every motive to falsehood is silenced, and the mind is induced by the most powerful considerations to speak the truth...
Страница 16 - At the mouth of two witnesses, or three witnesses, shall he that is worthy of death be put to death; but at the mouth of one witness he shall not be put to death.
Страница 302 - It was very justly observed by a great judge that "all questions upon the rules of evidence are of vast importance to all orders and degrees of men: our lives, our liberty, and our property are all concerned in the support of these rules, which have been matured by the wisdom of ages, and are now revered from their antiquity and the good sense in which they are founded.
Страница 271 - The impression of pain, then, may increase to such a degree, that occupying the mind entirely, it will compel the sufferer to use the shortest method of freeing himself from torment. His answer, therefore, will be an effect, as...
Страница 220 - The effect of such pardon by the king is to make the offender a new man; to acquit him of all corporal penalties and forfeitures annexed to that offense for which he obtains his pardon; and not so much to restore his former as to give him a new credit and capacity:
Страница 16 - I told you before, and foretell you, as if I were present, the second time; and being absent now I write to them which heretofore have sinned, and to all other, that, if I come again, I will not spare...
Страница 210 - ... any Person or Persons shall be hereafter convicted of Grand or Petit Larceny, or any felonious Stealing or Taking of Money or Goods and Chattels, either from the Person, or the House of any other, or in any other manner, and who by the Law shall be entitled to the Benefit of Clergy, and liable only to the Penalties of Burning in the Hand or Whipping...
Страница 351 - The Rolls of a Court Baron are Evidence, for they are the public Rolls by which the Inheritance of every Tenant is preferved...
Страница 226 - If granted before conviction, it prevents any of the penalties and disabilities consequent upon conviction from attaching ; if granted after conviction, it removes the penalties and disabilities, and restores him to all his civil rights; it makes him, as it were, a new man, and gives him a new credit and capacity.
Страница 271 - A man on the rack, in the convulsions of torture, has it as little in his power to declare the truth, as in former times, to prevent without fraud the effects of fire or of boiling water.