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Life of Thomas, First Lord Denman: Formerly Lord Chief Justice of ..., Volume 2
Joseph Arnould, Sir
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Page 37 - That the power of publishing such of its reports, votes, and proceedings as it shall deem necessary or conducive to the public interests is an essential incident to the constitutional functions of parliament, more especially of this house as the representative portion of it.
Page 180 - Several months before I named Dr. Hampden to the queen for the see of Hereford, I signified my intention to the Archbishop of Canterbury, and did not receive from him any discouragement. " In these circumstances it appears to me, that should I withdraw my recommendation of Dr.
Page 37 - ... That by the law and privilege of Parliament, this house has the sole and exclusive jurisdiction to determine upon the existence and extent of its privileges ; and that the institution or prosecution of any action, suit, or other proceeding, for the purpose of bringing them into discussion or decision before any court or tribunal elsewhere than in Parliament, is a high breach of such privilege, and renders all parties concerned therein amenable to its just displeasure, and to the punishment consequent...
Page 88 - It may be conceded, that where the case is of such a nature as to admit of its originating in the Supreme Court, it ought to originate there ; but where, from its nature, it cannot originate in that Court, these words ought not to be so construed as to require it. There are many cases in which it would be found extremely difficult, and subversive of the spirit of the constitution...
Page xviii - The Queen has been pleased to direct letters patent to be passed under the Great Seal, granting the dignities of Baron and Earl of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland unto the Bight Hon.
Page 32 - Stockdale's obscene books; that it never was considered a scientific work; that it never was written for or bought by the members of the profession as such; that it was intended to take young men in by inducing them to give an exorbitant price for an indecent work.
Page 47 - Case, had, in the warrant of commitment, suppressed the fact that the jurymen were imprisoned for returning a verdict of acquittal. I am certain that such will never become the practice of any body of men amenable to public opinion. In the present case, I am obliged to say that I find no authority under which we are entitled to discharge these gentlemen from their imprisonment.
Page 42 - The practice of a ruling power in the State is but a feeble proof of its legality. I know not how long the practice of raising ship-money had prevailed before the right was denied by Hampden: general warrants had been issued and enforced for centuries before they were questioned in actions by Wilkes and his associates, who, by bringing them to the test of law, procured their condemnation and abandonment.
Page 274 - ... play around our bark, Thy quiet bosom only knows The heavy sigh of deep repose. The howling wind, the raging sea No terror can excite in thee ; The angry surges wake no care, That burst above thy long deep hair ; But couldst thou feel what I deplore, Then would I bid thee sleep the more ! Sleep on, sweet boy ! still be the deep ! Oh could I lull my woes to sleep ! Jove, let thy mighty hand o'erthrow The baffled malice of my foe ; And may this child, in future years, Avenge his mother's wrongs...