Some Short and Useful Reflections Upon Duelling, which Should be in the Hands of Every Person who is Liable to Receive a Challenge, Or an Offence

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Page 65 - ... injuries, like those of ingratitude, are too nice and delicate to come under general rules; we do resolve to blot this fashion, or wantonness of anger, out of the minds of our subjects, by our royal resolutions declared in this edict as...
Page 24 - It is the glory of a man to pass over a transgression : " The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression
Page 36 - I have two objections to this duel matter. :•• The one is, lest I should hurt you; and the other is, lest you should hurt me. I do not see any good fT would do me to put a bullet through any part of your body.
Page 65 - ... property, the whole personal estate of both parties ; and their real estate shall be immediately vested -in the next heir of the offenders in as ample manner as if the said offenders were actually deceased. ' In cases where the laws (which we have already granted to our subjects) admit of an appeal for blood; when the criminal is condemned by the said appeal, he shall not...
Page 95 - This done, the next day he threw up his commission, and desired the king's leave to return to his father. At parting, he embraced his brother and his friend with tears in his eyes, saying, " He did not imagine the Christians had been...
Page 67 - Cooper bad published a pamphlet, in which he said, " General Hamilton and Dr. Kent say, that they consider Colonel Burr as a dangerous man, and one unfit to be trusted with the reins of government." In another place the same writer says, " General Hamilton has expressed of Colonel Burr opinions still more despicable.
Page 36 - I would a rabbit or a turkey. I am no cannibal to feed on the flesh of men. Why then shoot down a human creature, of which I could make no use. A buffalo would be better meat.
Page 83 - Seaton recovering from his surprise, dismounted, as the king had already done, and falling on his knees, said, " Sire, you have more than given me satisfaction, in condescending to make me your equal. God forbid that my sword should do any mischief to so brave and gracious a prince. Permit me to return to Stockholm, and allow me the honour to lire and die in your service.
Page 68 - Burr, I think it proper to make some remarks explanatory of my conduct, motives, and views. " I was certainly desirous of avoiding this interview for the most cogent reasons : " 1. My religious and moral principles are strongly opposed to the practice of duelling, and it would ever give me pain to be obliged to shed the blood of a fellow creature in a private combat forbidden by the laws.
Page 31 - And surely your blood of your lives will I require ; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man ; at the hand of every man's brother will I require the life of man. Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed : for in the image of God made he man.

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