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Page 178 - ... thereof shall be guilty of a misdemeanour, and being convicted thereof shall be liable at the discretion of the Court to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding two years, with or without hard labour.
Page 276 - ... other animals. A man may survey ten thousand people before he sees two faces perfectly alike, and in an army of a hundred thousand men every one may be known from another.
Page 178 - Person did, by some secret Disposition of the dead Body of such Child, endeavour to conceal the Birth thereof, and thereupon the Court may pass such Sentence as if such Person had been convicted upon an Indictment for the Concealment of the Birth.
Page 624 - The digestive organs are in the highest degree disturbed ; the sufferer eats scarcely anything, and has hardly one evacuation in a week ; his mental and bodily powers are destroyed, — he is impotent.
Page 240 - A female also at seven years of age may be betrothed or given in marriage; at nine is entitled to dower ; at twelve is at years...
Page 553 - It is essential to the exercise of such a power that a testator shall understand the nature of the act and its effects; shall understand the extent of the property of which he is disposing ; shall be able to comprehend and appreciate the claims to which he ought to give effect; and, with a view to the latter object, that no disorder of the mind shall poison his affections, pervert his sense of right, or prevent the exercise of his natural...
Page 361 - On the Uncertainty of the Signs of Murder in the case of Bastard Children,
Page 592 - J., that although drunkenness is no excuse for any crime whatever, yet it is of very great importance in cases in which there is a question of intention. A person may be so drunk as to be utterly unable to form any intention at all, and yet he may be guilty of very great violence.
Page 567 - The jury ought, in all cases, to be told that every man should be considered of sane mind until the contrary were clearly proved in evidence. That before a plea of insanity should be allowed, undoubted evidence ought to be adduced that the accused was of diseased mind, and that at the time he committed the act he was not conscious of right or wrong.