The Defence of Francis, Late Lord Bishop of Rochester PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

The Defence of Francis, Late Lord Bishop of Rochester free pdf Excerpt from The Defence of Francis, Late Lord Bishop of Rochester: At the Bar of the House of Lords, on Thursday the 9th, and Saturday the 11th of May, 1723- Against the Bill Then Depending for Inflicting Pains and Penalties on Him May it please your Lordships, I Am of Counsel for this Reverend Prelate, and however unnecessary I know Apologies to be before your Lordships, who are always ready to hear what he youngest and most unexperienced Person has to offer- yet it becomes me to say something for my first Appearance at your Lordship's Bar, in a Matter of the last Consequence- and it was the Desire of this Reverend Prelate, rather to make his Defence by suck weak Hands as mine, as if he was persuaded, that his Cause needed not the Assistance of Art or Experience, in order to move the Passions, or to impose upon the Reason of his Hearers- which he knows to be but an impotent Help to Persuasion, in comparison of Truth and Innocency. He appears before those, who (he hopes) will regard plain Facts and positive Law- and Truth, notwithstanding ail the Disadvantages of an unskilful Pleader, will, he hopes, at last prevail. For my own part, since your Lordships have assign'd me for his Counsel, I shall be under no Apprehensions of Danger or Displeasure in performing my Duty to him, in humbly offering every thing I think necessary for his just Defence- and I will not doubt, but I shall be fully and favourably heard. And tho' it is his Lordship's Misfortune to be already pre-judg'd in another Place, and to be condemn'd without Doors, by some few vulgar misled Apprehensions- yet he hopes better Things of you, my Lords: He does not doubt, but that your Lordships, who in Matters of less Importance proceed with Calmness, Justice and Prudence, will be careful not to deviate from those Measures, in a Matter which demands the greatest Caution and Deliberation: For it is the Cafe, the Reputation, the Liberty, the Fortune, and (I was going to say) the Life of a most Learned Prelate- because some Circumstances of this Bill are so cruel and extreme, that it is little better than if it had affected Life itself. Everyone that is a Friend to this Bill, must avow, that it is not to be offer'd without an evident and cogent Necessity. But, I hope, my Lords, (tho' the Grounds and Suggestions of it were true, and duly proved) yet chat there is no such Necessity. In order to discover whether there be any such Necessity or not, I shall confider the End proposed by this Bill, and then weigh the Means whereby 'tis hoped to attain that End, and whether this Bill be a Means necessary or convenient to attain it. The End, I hope, is the Security of the Government, and the Execution of Justice, and it ought to be pursued by all regular and lawful Means- and therefore, before I speak particularly to the Crimes supposed in this Bill, or the Proofs which have been offer'd to make them out- I shall beg Leave to say something as to the Manner and Method of this Proceeding. Not that I shall presume to question your Lordships Power in such Cafe: But, as on the one hand, we must admit your Lordships may, and have in some Cafes exerted your Legislative Capacity, in declaring that a Crime which was not so before, or by inflicting particular or extraordinary Punishment on common and ordinary Crimes. Yet, on the other hand, till that is done, I hope I am at Liberty freely to represent the Conveniency, the Injustice, and the Imprudence of making such a Declaration, or of passing such a Law, in the Cafe now before you. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com

About William Wynne

Regrettably, currently we simply can't provide you with information about this Publisher William Wynne. However, this doesn't imply that we fail to be with her assortment. Additionally we ask that you assist us to with this matter. When you have leisure time and desire can hugely enjoy in case you tell people your details. Whenever receiving such suggestions and knowledge by people about the The Defence of Francis, Late Lord Bishop of Rochester Founder William Wynne, most of us first your ex check. The moment we make sure that almost all real, simply just publish the item. We all can see this aid and appreciate it ahead of time.

Details Book

Author : William Wynne
Publisher : Forgotten Books
Data Published : 27 September 2015
ISBN : 1331653576
EAN : 9781331653578
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 46 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews The Defence of Francis, Late Lord Bishop of Rochester



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Bill of the U. S. A. and Other War Verses free pdfBill of the U. S. A. and Other War Verses

    CONTENTS PAGE BILL 7 BILL S DAD 10 THE MOTHER OF BILL 13 BACKING UP BILL 16 UP TO BILL 21 CHRISTMAS AND BILL 24 A LETTER TO BILL 27 BILL S UNCLE 29 A PRAYER FOR BILL 31 ALL TOGETHER 33 HELPING BILL 35 SEWING FOR BILL 37 A STAR FOR BILL 40 OVER THE TOP 45 THE U-BOAT 47 FOR FRANCE 48 VENGEANCE 51 THEY SHALL NOT PASS 53 THE BARBARIAN 56 THE COMFORTER ..


  • Dont Get Me Started  free pdfDont Get Me Started

    Let's get one thing straight. I'm not. And yes. my brother is Bill Clinton. But not "the" Bill Clinton. These two guys are very different. For one. whenever I hear President Bill speak--on gays in the military..


  • The Defence free pdfThe Defence

    The truth has no place in a courtroom. The truth doesn't matter in a trial. The only thing that matters is what the prosecution can prove. It's been over a year since con-artist-turned-top-defence-attorney Eddie Flynn last set foot in a courtroom..


  • Napoleon in His Own Defence free pdfNapoleon in His Own Defence

    Excerpt from Napoleon in His Own Defence: Being a Reprint of Certain Letters Written by Napoleon From St. Helena to Lady Clavering. and a Reply by Theodore Hook- With Which Are Incorporated Notes and an Essay on Napoleon as a Man of Letters About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books..


  • Peter's Letters to His Kinsfolk free pdfPeter's Letters to His Kinsfolk

    Excerpt from Peter's Letters to His Kinsfolk I must not attempt to deny. that there are some things in these Letters which are not exactly what I should have judged proper for your Lordships eye- but your Lordship is aware that they were written without the smallest notion of being printed..


  • The Defence of Francis, Late Lord Bishop of Rochester free pdfThe Defence of Francis, Late Lord Bishop of Rochester

    . Excerpt from The Defence of Francis, Late Lord Bishop of Rochester: At the Bar of the House of Lords, on Thursday the 9th, and Saturday the 11th of May, 1723- Against the Bill Then Depending for Inf