The safety of Jersey; being a familiar illustration of the forms, practice, and privileges of the royal court

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Page 54 - 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 consequence of his own temerity.
Page 8 - cheap defence," like the immortal Falstaff, who was not only witty himself, but the cause of wit in others...
Page 45 - The oath administered to the witness is not only that what he deposes shall be true, but that he shall also depose the whole truth: so that he is not to conceal any part of what he knows, whether interrogated particularly to that point or not.
Page 26 - I'recedents.—The precedents of the Royal Court are overwhelmingly numerous, and are so often unjust and contradictory, that they may be compared to papers in so many pigeon holes, from which some may be taken out to suit every occasion.

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