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The Speeches of the Hon. T. Erskine (now Lord Erskine): When at the ..., Volum 3
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The Speeches of the Hon. T. Erskine (now Lord Erskine): When at the ..., Volum 1
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The Speeches of the Hon. T. Erskine (now Lord Erskine): When at the ..., Volum 4
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Pàgina 75 - ... upon the very same title that I am. I really think, that for wise men this is not judicious; for sober men, not decent; for minds tinctured with humanity, not mild and merciful.
Pàgina 17 - ... for a crime, he ought not, in my opinion, to be acquitted; and if courts of law were to be governed by any other principle, every departure from sober, rational conduct would be an emancipation from criminal justice. I shall place my claim to your verdict upon no such dangerous foundation. I must convince you, not only that the unhappy prisoner was a lunatic, within my own definition of lunacy, but that the act in question was the immediate, unqualified offspring of the disease.
Pàgina 177 - He does not know at what time this heavy calamity fell upon him ; he is tortured with the most afflicting of all human sensations. When he looks at the children, whom he is by law bound to protect and to provide for, and from whose existence he ought to receive the delightful return which the union of instinct and reason has provided for the continuation of the world, he knows not whether he is lavishing his fondness and affection upon his own children, or upon the seed of a villain sown in the bed...
Pàgina 11 - It is very difficult to define the invisible line that divides perfect and partial insanity ; but it must rest upon circumstances, duly to be weighed and considered both by...
Pàgina 11 - ... who for the most part discover their defect in excessive fears and griefs, and yet are not wholly destitute of the use of reason...
Pàgina 202 - ... lays the foundation of that parental affection which dies in the brutes with the necessities of nature, but which reflects back, again upon the human parents, the unspeakable sympathies of their offspring, and all the sweet, delightful relations of social existence. — While the curtains, therefore, are yet closed upon this bridal scene, your imaginations will naturally represent to you this charming woman...
Pàgina 7 - ... and the witnesses, and even the judges, are the children. It is fit, on that account, that there should be a solemn pause before we rush to judgment; and what can be a more sublime spectacle of justice than to see a statutable disqualification of a whole nation for a limited period, a fifteen days...
Pàgina 16 - In other cases Reason is not driven from her seat, but Distraction sits down upon it along with her, holds her trembling upon it, and frightens her from her propriety.
Pàgina 5 - OF THE SUPPOSED ASSASSIN WAS TOUCHED. In this unparalleled scene of calm forbearance, the King himself, though he stood first in personal interest and feeling as well as in command, was a singular and fortunate example. — The least appearance of emotion on the part of that august personage, must unavoidably have produced a scene quite different, and far less honourable than the Court is now witnessing ; but His Majesty remained unmoved, and the person apparently offending was only secured, without...