Considerations on Criminal Law, Volumen 1

T. Longman and T. Cadell, 1774 - 315 páginas

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Página 94 - Behold, the third time I am ready to come to you ; and I will not be burdensome to you : for I seek not yours, but you. For the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.
Página 154 - This is where they doubt the matter of law, and therefore choose to leave it to the determination of the court ; though they have an unquestionable right of determining upon all the circumstances and finding a general verdict, if they think proper so to hazard a breach of their oaths...
Página 47 - For as many as have sinned without law, shall also perish without law ; and as many as have sinned in the law, shall be judged by the law ; (for not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.
Página xiii - Of Law there can be no lefs acknowledged, than that her feat is the bofom of God, her voice the harmony of the world : all things in heaven and earth do her homage, the very leaft as feeling her care, and the greateft as not exempted from her power...
Página 47 - as many as have finned without Law, " fhall alfo perifh without Law : and as " many as have finned in the Law,
Página 154 - That the con-* fcience of the Jury muft pronounce the prifoner guilty or not guilty ; for, to fay the truth, it were the moft unhappy cafe that could be to the Judge, if he at his peril muft take upon him the guilt or innocence of the prifoner; and if the Judge's opinion muft rule the matter of fact, the trial by Jury would be ufelefs.
Página 48 - Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things conu tained in the law, thefe, having not the law, are a law unto M themfelves ; which mew the work of the law written in their " hearts, their confcience alfo bearing witnefs, and their thoughts " the mean while accufing, or elfe excufing one another.
Página 255 - For, though the end of punishment is to deter men from offending, it never can follow from thence, that it is lawful to deter them at any rate and by any means ; since there may be unlawful methods of enforcing obedience even to the justest laws.
Página 46 - ... the moral law, called also the law of nature. And by this law, written with the finger of God in the heart of man, were the people of God a long time governed before the law was written by Moses, who was the first reporter or writer of law in the world.
Página 240 - Law is right Reason, commanding Things that are good, and forbidding Things that are bad. . . . The Violation therefore of the Law does not constitute a Crime when the Law is bad; but the violation of what ought to be a Law, is a Crime even where there is no Law."29 Along with this different kind of content went a different way of addressing the audience. The political tract, which was reprinted from a London journal, was introduced to the readers by a letter to the editor, signed in the fashion...

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