Memoirs of the Life of Judge Jeffrys: Sometime Lord High Channellor of England

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H. Colburn, 1827 - 442 pages

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Page 392 - Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him. The evil, that men do, lives after them ; The good is oft interred with their bones ; So let it be with Caesar.
Page 101 - Lord, what can I do? I am spent: people will not obey me. I have been pulling down houses; but the fire overtakes us faster than we can do it.
Page 62 - ... said he was every night drinking till two o'clock, or beyond that time, and that he went to his chamber drunk ; but this I have only by common fame, for I was not in his company — I bless God I am not a man of his principles or behaviour — but in the mornings he appeared with the symptoms of a man that overnight had taken a large cup.
Page 168 - Philip and Mary, by the grace of God, king and queen of England, France. Naples, Jerusalem, and Ireland ; defenders of the faith ; princes of Spain and Sicily ; archdukes of Austria ; dukes of Milan, Burgundy, and Brabant; counts of Hapsburg, Flanders, and Tyrol.
Page 169 - Lord, sir, you must be cackling too ; we told you your objection was very ingenious, but that must not make you troublesome ; you cannot lay an egg but you must be cackling over it.
Page 119 - Withings, danced with the bride, ana were exceeding merry ! These great men spent the rest of the afternoon, till eleven at night, in drinking healths, taking tobacco, and talking much beneath the gravity of judges that had but a day or two before condemned Mr. Algernon Sidney, who was executed the 7th of Dec.
Page 175 - Richard, Richard, dost thou think we'll hear thee poison the court? Richard, thou art an old fellow, an old knave; thou hast written books enough to load a cart, every one as full of sedition, I might say treason, as an egg is full of meat. Hadst thou been whipped out of thy writing trade forty years ago, it had been happy.
Page 225 - ... stands up and says, He is a good man (though three parts a rebel). Well then, for the sake of Mr. Alderman, he shall be fined but five shillings. Then comes another, and up stands another goodman Alderman, and says, I know him to be an honest man (though rather worse than the former). Well, for Mr. Alderman's sake, he shall be fined but half-a-crown...
Page 130 - I hope, gentlemen of the jury, you take notice of the strange and horrible carriage of this fellow ; and withal, you cannot but observe the spirit of that sort of people, what a villainous and devilish one it is ; Good God ! that ever the thing called religion (a word that people have so much abused) should ever wind up persons to such a height of impiety, that it should make them lose the belief...
Page 61 - He was witty upon the prisoners at the bar. He was very full of his jokes upon people that came to give evidence, not suffering them to declare what they had to say in their own way and method, but would interrupt them because they behaved themselves with more gravity than he.

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