A Brief Display of the Origin and History of Ordeals: Trials by Battle; Courts of Chivalry Or Honour; and the Decision of Private Quarrels by Single Combat: Also, a Chronological Register of the Principal Duels Fought from the Accession of His Late Majesty to the Present Time

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Էջ 108 - They were not of the nature of private letters between friends. They were written by public officers to persons in public stations, on public affairs, and intended to procure public measures; they were therefore handed to other public persons, who might be influenced by them to produce those measures. Their tendency was to incense the mother country against her colonies, and, by the steps recommended, to widen the breach; which they effected.
Էջ 33 - Hear this, ye justices, that I have this day " neither eat, drank, nor have upon me, neither bone, stone, nor grass, " nor any enchantment, sorcery, or witchcraft, whereby the law of " God may be abased, or the law of the devil exalted. So help me
Էջ 54 - ... too generally received in Europe, that the strongest prohibitions and penalties of the law will never be entirely effectual to eradicate this unhappy custom ; till a method be found out of compelling the original aggressor to make some other satisfaction to the affronted party, which the world shall esteem equally reputable, as that which is now given at the hazard of the life and fortune, as well of the person insulted, as of him who hath given the insult.
Էջ 90 - Mr. Hawkins adds, that pained and distressed as Mr. Chaworth then was, and under the immediate danger of death, he repeated what he had heard he had declared to his friends before, that he had rather be in his present situation, than live under the misfortune of having killed another person.
Էջ 43 - The marshalling of coat-armour, which was formerly the pride and study of all the best families in the kingdom, is now greatly disregarded; and has fallen into the hands of certain officers and attendants upon this court, called heralds...
Էջ 246 - Justice said, he would be satisfied if he had the guarantee of Mr O'Connell's honour, that he would proceed no further in the business. " It is not my duty, Mr Justice," said Mr O'Connell,
Էջ 237 - As such is your determination, I have now no hesitation in saying, that nothing could ever have induced me to add to the injuries I have already done the family, by firing at the brother of Lady Charlotte Wellesley.
Էջ 90 - Levinz might be sent for, that he might settle his private affairs ; and in the mean time gave Mr. Hawkins a particular detail of what had passed. He said, that Lord Byron and he entered the room together, Lord Byron leading the way ; that his lordship, in walking forwards, said something relative to the former dispute, on which he proposed fastening the door ; that, on turning himself round from this act, he perceived his lordship with his sword either drawn, or nearly so ; on which he instantly...
Էջ 114 - Fox, and begs leave to represent to him, that upon considering again and again what passed between them last night, it is impossible for him to have his character cleared to the public without inserting the following paragraph in the newspapers : " ' We have authority to assure the public that, in a conversation that passed between Mr. Fox and Mr. Adam, in consequence of the debate in the House of Commons on Thursday last, Mr. Fox declared that, however much his speech may have been misrepresented,...
Էջ 116 - Fox fired without effect ; we then interfered, asking Mr. Adam if he was satisfied. Mr. Adam replied, ' Will Mr. Fox declare he meant no personal attack upon my character?' Upon which Mr. Fox said, this was no place for apologies, and desired him to go on.

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