The Trial of Theodore Parker: For the "misdemeanor" of a Speech in Faneuil Hall Against Kidnapping, Before the Circuit Court of the United States, at Boston, April 3, 1855
Published for the author, 1855 - Antislavery movements - 221 pages
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Page 191 - Now both the chief priests and the Pharisees had given a commandment, that, if any man knew where he were, he should shew it, that they might take him.
Page 96 - Gentlemen, you shall not be dismissed till we have a verdict that the court will accept, and you shall be locked up without meat, drink, fire, and tobacco. You shall not think thus to abuse the court. We will have a verdict, by the help of God, or you shall starve for it.
Page 119 - I discharged every person under punishment or prosecution under the Sedition Law, because I considered, and now consider, that law to be a nullity, as absolute and as palpable as if Congress had ordered us to fall down and worship a golden image...
Page 49 - ... chief justice of the King's Bench at that nice time. And the ministry could not but approve of it So great a weight was then at stake, as could not be trusted to men of doubtful principles, or such as any thing might tempt to desert them.
Page 161 - To turn aside the needy from judgment, and to take away the right from the poor of my people, that widows may be their prey, and that they may rob the fatherless!
Page 162 - Those teeth of lions, dyed in blood ; And crush the serpents in the dust : As empty chaff, when whirlwinds rise, Before the sweeping tempest flies, So let their hopes and names be lost. 5 Th...
Page 31 - Richard, Richard, dost thou think we will let thee poison the court ? Richard, thou art an old knave. Thou hast written books enough to load a cart, and every book as full of sedition as an egg is full of meat. By the grace of God, I'll look after thee. I see a great many of your brotherhood waiting to know what will befall their mighty Don. And there," he continued, fixing his savage eye on Bates, " there is a doctor of the party at your elbow.
Page 111 - I hope will not be taken amiss of me to say in this place, to wit, the practice of informations for libels is a sword in the hands of a wicked king, and an arrant coward to cut down and destroy the innocent; the one cannot, because of his high station, and the other dares not, because of his want of courage, revenge himself in another manner.
Page 132 - Fallen cherub, to be weak is miserable, Doing or suffering; but of this be sure, To do aught good never will be our task, But ever to do ill our sole delight, As being the contrary to his high will Whom we resist.
Page 44 - Every law after it is made, hath its exposition, and so this petition and answer must have an exposition, as the case in the nature thereof shall require to stand with justice ; which is to be left to the courts of justice to determine, which cannot particularly be discovered until such case shall happen. And although the petition be granted, there is no fear of conclusion as is intimated in the question.