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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books
Sir William Blackstone,Archer Ryland,John Eykyn Hovenden
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Page 151 - 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. Every freeman has an undoubted right to lay what sentiments he pleases before the public: to forbid this, is to destroy the freedom of the press ; but if he publishes what is improper, mischievous, or illegal, he must take the consequences (of his own temerity.
Page 195 - when a person of sound memory and discretion unlawfully killeth any reasonable creature in being, and under the king's peace, with malice aforethought, either express or implied.
Page 194 - So ye shall not pollute the land wherein ye are: for blood it defileth the land: and the land cannot be cleansed of the blood that is shed therein, but by the blood of him that shed it.
Page 165 - 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 ; or shall extend to any person, who, at the time of such second marriage, shall have been divorced from the bond of the first marriage ; or to any person, whose former marriage shall have been declared void by the sentence of any court of competent jurisdiction.
Page 359 - ... fide taken or received by transfer or delivery, by some person or body corporate, for a just and valuable consideration, without any notice, or without any reasonable cause to suspect that the same had by any felony or misdemeanor been stolen, taken, obtained, extorted, embezzled, converted, or disposed of, in such case the court shall not award or order the restitution of such security...
Page 46 - do swear, That I will defend to the utmost of my Power the ' Settlement of Property within this Realm, as established by
Page 239 - Whosoever shall unlawfully and maliciously destroy any part of any ship or vessel which shall be in distress, or wrecked, stranded, or cast on shore, or any goods, merchandise, or articles of any kind belonging to such ship or vessel, shall be guilty of felony...
Page 165 - ... every such offender, and every person counselling, aiding, or abetting such offender, shall be guilty of felony, and being convicted thereof, shall be liable to be transported beyond the seas for life, or any term not less than seven years, or to be imprisoned with or without hard labour in the common gaol, or house of correction, for any term not exceeding four years.
Page 170 - ... for the reimbursing or repaying any money knowingly lent or advanced for such gaming or betting as aforesaid, or lent or advanced at the time and place of such play, to any person or persons so gaming or betting as aforesaid, or that shall, during such play, so ploy or bet, shall be utterly void, frustrate, and of none effect, to all intents and purposes whatsoever...