Thoughts on the Death Penalty, Showing that it is Atheistical in Doctrine: Contrary to the Laws of God and the Bible; and Opposed to the Spirit of Christianity. Also, and Essay on Prision Discipline
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Էջ 144 - Nor learn to forgive and forget! Yes, yes, let a man, when his enemy weeps, Be quick to receive him a friend; For thus on his head in kindness he heaps Hot coals to refine and amend; And hearts that are Christian more eagerly yearn, As a nurse on her innocent pet, Over
Էջ 23 - When I first entered Newgate, I had not a doubt of the efficacy of public executions as deterring from crime. By degrees, I came firmly to believe the contrary. Newgate is the very best place to form a sound opinion on the subject; that is, my opinion
Էջ 109 - He that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword.
Էջ 33 - five hundred and fifty-five perjured verdicts, delivered at the Old Bailey in fifteen years, beginning with 1814 and ending with 1829, for the single offense of stealing from dwellings, the value of the goods stolen being
Էջ 107 - wherefore I gave them also statutes that were not good, and judgments whereby they should not live, that
Էջ 106 - They walked not in my statutes, neither kept my judgments, to do them ; which if a man do, he shall even live in them.
Էջ 110 - If I be an offender, or have committed anything worthy of death, I refuse not to die,
Էջ 68 - have kept the faith; I have finished my course: henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of life,