The Works of Jeremy Bentham, Volume 5

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Page 208 - Will you to the utmost of your power maintain the laws of God, the true profession of the gospel, and the protestant reformed religion established by law ? And will you preserve unto the bishops and clergy of this realm, and to the churches committed to their charge, all such rights and privileges as by law do or shall appertain unto them, or any of them? — King or queen. All this I promise to do.
Page 295 - ... they ought not to be permitted to do it. Ordinary service must be secured by the motives to ordinary integrity. I do not hesitate to say, that that state which lays its foundation in rare and heroic virtues, will be sure to have its superstructure in the basest profligacy and corruption. An honourable and fair profit is the best security .against avarice and rapacity ; as in all things else, a lawful and regulated enjoyment is the best security against debauchery and excess.
Page 219 - And ye shall not swear by my name falsely, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD.
Page 220 - But above all things, my brethren, swear not; neither by heaven, neither by the earth, | neither by any other oath : but let your yea, be yea; and your nay, nay ; lest ye fall into condemnation.
Page 255 - God, in contempt of our said Lord the King, and his laws, to the great damage of the said Thomas Carnan ; to the evil example of all others in the like case offending ; and against the peace of our said Lord the King, his crown and dignity...
Page 177 - And excessive bail hath been required of persons committed in criminal cases, to elude the benefit of the laws made for the liberty of the subjects.
Page 287 - To this, sir, I answer, that conceiving it to be a fundamental part of the constitution of this country, and of the reason of state in every country, that there must be means of rewarding...
Page 92 - Lying, he might have said without any. such hyperbole, lying and nonsense compose the groundwork of English judicature. In Rome-bred law in general—- in the Scotch edition of it in particular— -fiction is a wart, which here and there deforms the face of justice : in English law, fiction is a syphilis, which runs in every vein, and carries into every part of the system the principle of rottenness.
Page 112 - it certainly was lawful, with decency and candour, to discuss the propriety of the verdict of a jury, or the decisions of a judge ; and if the defendants should be thought to have done no more in this instance, they would be entitled to an acquittal : but, on the contrary, they had transgressed the law, and ought to be convicted, if the extracts from the newspaper, set out in the information, contained no reasoning or discussion, but only...
Page 177 - Speech, and Debates or Proceedings in Parliament, ought not to be impeached or questioned in any Court or Place out of Parliament.

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