New Commentaries on the Laws of England: (partly Founded on Blackstone)

Front Cover
Butterworths, 1863


Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 330 - The liberty of the press is, indeed, essential to the nature of a free state ; but this consists in laying no previous restraints upon publications, and not in freedom from censure for criminal matter when published.
Page 331 - To subject the press to the restrictive power of a licenser, as was formerly done, both before and since the revolution, is to subject all freedom of sentiment to the prejudices of one man, and make him the arbitrary and infallible judge of all controverted points in learning, religion, and government.
Page 160 - ... unlawfully and maliciously shoot at any person ; or shall, by drawing a trigger, or in any other manner, attempt to discharge any kind of loaded arms at any person...
Page 350 - Majesty, or to any person marrying a second time whose husband or wife shall have been continually absent from such person for the space of seven years then last past, and shall not have been known by such person to be living within that time...
Page 148 - Whoso killeth any person, the murderer shall be put to death by the mouth of witnesses : but one witness shall not testify against any person to cause him to die. 31 Moreover ye shall take no satisfaction for the life of a murderer, which is guilty of death : but he shall be surely put to death.
Page 320 - That if any Persons, riotously and tumultuously assembled together to the Disturbance of the Public Peace, shall unlawfully and with Force demolish, pull down, or destroy...
Page 202 - ... of silk, woollen, linen, or cotton, or of any one or more of those materials mixed with each other, or mixed with any other material...
Page 444 - That in every presentment or indictment to be prosecuted against any person for wilful and corrupt perjury, it shall be sufficient to set forth the substance of the offence charged upon the defendant, and by what court, or before whom the oath...
Page 447 - ... for want of the averment of any matter unnecessary to be proved, nor for the omission of the words " as appears by the record," or of the words
Page 109 - If, after he be tried and found guilty, he loses his senses before judgment, judgment shall not be pronounced ; and if, after judgment, he becomes of non-sane memory, execution shall be stayed ; for peradventure, says the humanity of the English law, had the prisoner been of sound memory, he might have alleged something in stay of judgment or execution.

Bibliographic information