The Letters of Junius: In Two Volumes, כרך 2

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J. Wright, 1804
 

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עמוד 61 - I am not contending for a vain punctilio. A clear, unblemished character comprehends not only the integrity that will not offer, but the spirit that will not submit to an injury ; and whether it belongs to an individual or to a community, it is the foundation of peace, of independence, and of safety. Private credit is wealth ; — public honour is security. — The feather that adorns the royal bird, supports its flight. Strip him of his plumage and you fix him to the earth *. JUNIUS.
עמוד 145 - JUNIUS shall contribute to reward him. Recorded honours shall gather round his monument, and thicken over him. It is a solid fabric, and will support the laurels that adorn it. — I am not conversant in the language of panegyric. — These praises are extorted from me ; but they will wear well, for they have been dearly earned.
עמוד 252 - Considering the situation and abilities of lord Mansfield, I do not scruple. to affirm, with the most solemn appeal to God for my sincerity, that, in my judgment, he is the very worst and most dangerous man in the kingdom. Thus far I have done my duty in endeavouring to bring him to punishment. But mine is an inferior, ministerial office in the temple of justice. I have bound the victim, and dragged him to the altar.
עמוד 230 - Having faithfully stated the several acts of parliament relative to bail in criminal cases, it may be useful to the reader to take a short, historical review of the law of bail, through its various gradations and improvements. By the ancient common law, before and since the conquest, all felonies were bailable, till murder was excepted by statute, so that persons might be admitted to bail, before conviction, almost in every case.
עמוד 176 - When Lord Chatham affirms,, that the authority of the British legislature is not supreme over the colonies in the same sense in which it is supreme over Great Britain; when Lord Camden supposes a necessity, (which the king is to judge of,) and, founded upon that necessity, attributes to the crown a legal power, (not given by the act itself,) to suspend the operation of an'act of the legislature; I listen to them both with diffidence and respect, but without the smallest degree of conviction or assent.
עמוד 241 - This it is which induces the absolute necessity of expressing upon every commitment the reason for which it is made, that the court upon a habeas corpus may examine into its validity, and according to the circumstances of the case, may discharge, admit to bail, or remand the prisoner.
עמוד 38 - The injustice done to an individual* is sometimes of service to the public. Facts are apt to alarm us more than the most dangerous principles.
עמוד 145 - As for the common sordid views of avarice, or any purpose of vulgar ambition, I question whether the applause of Junius would be of service to lord Chatham. My vote will hardly recommend him to an increase of his pension, or to a seat in the cabinet. But if his ambition be upon a level with his understanding ; if he judges of what is truly honourable...
עמוד 228 - ... plainly an'd specially expressed in the warrant of commitment) upon payment or tender of the charges of bringing...
עמוד 33 - Permit me to begin with paying a just tribute to Scotch sincerity, wherever I find it. I own, I am not apt to confide in the professions of gentlemen of that country; and, when they smile, I feel an involuntary emotion to guard myself against mischief.

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