The Continental Legal History Series, Volume 5

Little, Brown, & Company, 1913

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Page 338 - A presentment, properly speaking, is the notice taken by a grand jury of any offence from their own knowledge or observation *, without any bill of indictment laid before them at the suit of the king ; as the presentment of a nuisance, a libel, and the like ; upon which the officer of the court must afterwards frame an indictment '', before the party presented can be put to answer it.
Page 348 - ... a person paid to perform, as a matter of duty, acts which if he were so minded he might have done voluntarily'.
Page xlii - Italy, clerk ; for that he, together, &c. — [here the indictment was read] — upon which indictment he hath been arraigned, and thereunto hath pleaded not guilty ; and for his trial, hath put himself upon God and the country, which country you are.
Page 363 - ... till his very country has attacked him — an attack that is never made without leaving him all possible means of making his defence.
Page 352 - Brinvillier's in the air; after her execution, her poor little body was thrown into a large fire and her ashes dispersed by the wind, so that whenever we breathe we shall inhale some small particles of her, and, by the communication of the minute spirits, we may all be infected with the desire of poisoning, to our no small surprise.
Page 343 - But in both cases it is fitting to examine upon oath the party requiring a warrant, as well to ascertain that there is a felony or other crime actually committed, without which no warrant should be granted; as also to prove the cause and probability of suspecting the party against whom the warrant is prayed.
Page vii - I might instance in other professions the obligation men lie under of applying themselves to certain parts of History; and I can hardly forbear doing it in that of the Law, — in its nature the noblest and most beneficial to mankind, in its abuse and debasement the most sordid and the most pernicious.
Page xi - Scientific Congress; the American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology; the Civic Federation Conference on Uniform Legislation; the International Congress of History; the libraries' accessions in foreign law, — the work of these and other movements touches at various points the bodies of Continental law. Such activities serve to remind us constantly that we have in English no histories of Continental law. To pay any attention at all to Continental law means that its history must be more or...
Page 596 - It shall be the duty of the director of public prosecutions, under the superintendence of the attorney-general, to institute, undertake or carry on such criminal proceedings...
Page vii - There will be none such any more, till, in some better age, true ambition, or the love of fame, prevails over avarice ; and till men find leisure and encouragement to prepare themselves for the exercise of this profession by climbing up to the vantage ground...

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