Report of the Committee: With an Appendix, Τόμος 8

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Σελίδα 186 - And inasmuch as ye have done it to one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me...
Σελίδα 310 - It is a circumstance not to be forgotten, that she was very young (under nineteen), and most remarkably handsome. She went to a linen-draper's shop, took some coarse linen off the counter, and slipped it under her cloak ; the shop-man saw her, and she laid it down : for this she was hanged.
Σελίδα xiv - Father, who wouldest not the death of a sinner but rather that he should turn from his wickedness and live...
Σελίδα 310 - Her defence was (I have the trial in my pocket), ' that she had lived in credit, and wanted for nothing, till a press-gang came and stole her husband from her ; but, since then, she had no bed to lie on; nothing to give her children to eat; and they were almost naked; and perhaps she might have done something wrong, for she hardly knew what she did.
Σελίδα 311 - Compare this with what the state did, and with what the law did. The state bereaved the woman of her husband, and the children of a father, who was all their support ; the law deprived the woman of her life, and the children of their remaining parent, exposing them to every danger, insult, and merciless treatment, that destitute and helpless orphans suffer. Take all the circumstances together, I do not believe that a fouler murder was ever committed against law, than the murder of this woman by law.
Σελίδα 2 - ... prevents its detection, and is, if we proceed only upon prudential principles, chiefly for that reason to be avoided Whatever may be urged by casuists or politicians, the greater part of mankind, as they can never think that to pick the pocket and to pierce the heart is equally criminal, will scarcely believe that two malefactors so different in guilt can be justly doomed to the same punishment...
Σελίδα 200 - State, suffers any bodily harm, or any property is injured, the person so offending, shall be imprisoned in the penitentiary not less than three nor more than ten years...
Σελίδα 3 - It is a kind of quackery in government, and argues a want of solid skill, to apply the same universal remedy, the ultimum supplicium, to every case of difficulty. It is, it must be owned, much easier to extirpate than to amend mankind; yet that magistrate must be esteemed both a weak and a cruel surgeon, who cuts off every limb, which, through ignorance or indolence, he will not attempt to cure.
Σελίδα 312 - ... be revived. If a ravisher could make the injured woman satisfaction, the law had no power over him; she might marry the man under the gallows if she pleased, and take him from the jaws of death to the lips of matrimony. But so fatally are we deviated from the benignity of our ancient laws, that there is now under sentence of death an unfortunate clergyman,* who made satisfaction for the injury he attempted; the satisfaction was accepted, and yet the acceptance of the satisfaction and the prosecution...
Σελίδα 175 - At the end of that period, it is found that there is a place for every man, and every man in his place. This is as true of the officers as of the convicts. If an officer have occasion to leave his place, the system requires...

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