Remarkable Trials of All Countries: Particularly of the United States, Great Britain, Ireland, and France : with Notes and Speeches of Counsel, Containing Thrilling Narratives of Fact from the Court Room : Also, Historical Reminiscences of Wonderful Events

Diossy, 1870 - 464 pages

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Page 60 - Consider that for every enemy you disarm you arm a friend, and thus become doubly powerful. In the cause of Liberty, inaction is cowardice, and the coward shall forfeit the property he has not the courage to protect ; let his arms be seized and transferred to those gallant spirits who want and will use them.
Page 60 - Many of the military feel the love of liberty glow within their breasts, and have [already to] joined the national standard; receive [those] with open arms, such as shall follow so glorious an example, they can render signal service to the cause of freedom, and shall be rewarded according to their deserts: but for the wretch who turns his sword against his native country, let the national vengeance be visited on him, let him find no quarter, two other crimes demand...
Page 418 - He supported his spirits by immoderate drinking, after having retired to another apartment with the surgeon, whom he desired to take all possible care of his patient. He declared, however, that he did not repent of what he had done; that Johnson was a villain, who deserved to die; that in case of his death, he (the earl) would surrender himself to the House of Peers, and take his trial. He said he could justify the action to his own conscience, and owned his intention was to have killed Johnson outright;...
Page 452 - He sees his neighbours and a constable in his apartment, and seems much disordered thereat ; but at the sight of his daughter he turns pale, trembles, and is ready to sink. The first surprise and the succeeding horror leave little doubt of his guilt in the breasts of the beholders ; and even that little is done away on the constable discovering that the shirt of William Shaw is bloody. He was instantly hurried before a magistrate, and upon the depositions of all the parties committed to prison on...
Page 72 - My countrymen, I do pray you, by the awful duty which you owe your country, by that sacred duty which you owe your character...
Page 83 - Our adjudications had condemned the application of torture for the extraction of evidence. When a wild and furious assassin had made a deadly attempt upon a life, of much public consequence, it was proposed to put him to the torture, in order to discover his accomplices. I scarcely know whether to admire most the awful and impressive lesson given by Felton, or the doctrine stated by the judges of the land.
Page 60 - ... joined the national standard. Receive with open arms such as shall follow so glorious an example. They can render signal service to the cause of freedom, and shall be rewarded according to their deserts. But. for the wretch who turns his sword against his native country, let the national vengeance be visited on him ; let him find no quarter. Two other crimes demand...
Page 451 - Robertson, a friend and neighbor; and one evening, being very urgent with her thereon, she peremptorily refused, declaring she preferred death to being young Robertson's wife. The father grew enraged, and the daughter more positive ; so that the most passionate expressions arose on both sides, and the words "barbarity, cruelty, and death," were frequently pronounced by the daughter!
Page 454 - His mistress was sent for, and, in the midst of many people, instantly singled him out ; called him by his name (Thomas Geddely), and charged him with his unfaithfulness and ingratitude in robbing her. He was directly hurried before a justice of the peace, but, on his examination, absolutely affirmed that he was not Thomas Geddely that he knew no such person, that he never was at York before, and that his name was James Crow.
Page 454 - Dublin for a similar offence, and there condemned and executed. Between his conviction and execution, and again at the fatal tree, he confessed himself to be the very Thomas Geddely who had committed the robbery at York, for which the unfortunate James Crow had...

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