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" 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... "
Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books ; with an Analysis of the ... - Page 151
by William Blackstone - 1836
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The History of the United States of America, Volume 5

Richard Hildreth - United States - 1851
...restraints 1797. upon publications, and not in freedom from censure for criminal matter when published. Every freeman has an undoubted right to lay what sentiments...improper, mischievous, or illegal, he must take the consequences of his temerity. To punish dangerous and offensive writings, which, when published, shall,...
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An Abridgment of Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England: Intended ...

William Blackstone, Sir John Eardley Eardley-Wilmot - Law - 1853 - 338 pages
...restraint upon publication, and not in freedom from censure for criminal matter when published. Every man has an undoubted right to lay what sentiments he pleases...improper, mischievous, or illegal, he must take the consequences of his own temerity. To punish any dangerous or offensive writings which, when published,...
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The Constitution of England: Or, An Account of the English Government: in ...

Jean Louis de Lolme - Constitutional history - 1853 - 376 pages
...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...is to destroy the freedom of the press ; but if he published what is improper, mischievous, or illegal, he must take the consequence of his own temerity....
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The constitution of England, with life and notes by J. Macgregor

Jean Louis de Lolme - 1853
...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...is to destroy the freedom of the press ; but if he published what is improper, mischievous, or illegal, he must take the consequence of his own temerity....
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The Constitution of England: Or, An Account of the English Government: in ...

Jean Louis de Lolme - Constitutional history - 1853 - 376 pages
...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...is to destroy the freedom of the press ; but if he published what is improper, mischievous, or illegal, he must take the consequence of his own temerity....
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A Manual of the English Constitution: With a Review of Its Rise, Growth, and ...

David Rowland - Constitutional history - 1859 - 588 pages
...previous restraints upon publication, and not in freedom from censure for criminal matter when published. Every freeman has an undoubted right to lay what sentiments...he must take the consequence of his own temerity. Thus the will of individuals is left free ; the abuse only of that free will is the object of legal...
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Books 3 & 4

William Blackstone, George Sharswood - Law - 1860
...for criminal matter when published. Every freeman has an undoubted right to la}' what sentiments be pleases before the public; to forbid this is to destroy...publishes what is improper, mischievous, or illegal, lie must take the consequence of his own temerity. To subject the press to the restrictive power of...
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Speeches at the Bar and in the Senate

William Conyngham Plunket Baron Plunket - Ireland - 1862 - 480 pages
...of a free state ; but this liberty consists in laying no previous restraints upon publications." " Every freeman has an undoubted right to lay what sentiments he pleases before the public, and to forbid this is to destroy the freedom of the press." " And to this we may add, that the only...
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John Adams and Jefferson

Richard Hildreth - United States - 1863
...not in freedom from censure for criminal matter when published. Every freeman has an undoubted 1797. right to lay what sentiments he pleases before the...improper, mischievous, or illegal, he must take the consequences of his temerity. To punish dangerous and offensive writings, which, when published, shall,...
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A Familiar Exposition of the Constitution of the United States: Containing a ...

Joseph Story - Constitutional law - 1865 - 372 pages
...restraints upon publications, and not in freedom from censure for criminal matter, when published. Every freeman has an undoubted right to lay what sentiments...improper, mischievous, or illegal, he must take the consequences of his own temerity. To subject the press to the restrictive power of a licenser, as was...
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