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... many colours--a mere sick man's dream, without coherence,
without order--a wild chaos of jarring and heterogeneous
principles, which would deviate farther and farther from harmony.
Yet the prevention of this state is the crime with which our judges
are charged. O tempora, O mores To what are we come at last " On
Mr. Sergeant Glynn's motion for a committee to inquire into the
administration of criminal justice, * when the character of Lord
Mansfield and the proceedings of the king's bench in matters of
libel were severely arraigned, the solicitor-general spoke with
much vehemence against the motion. "If," said he, "we allow every
pitiful patriot thus to insult us with ridiculous accusations,
without making him pay forfeit for his temerity, we shall be
eternally pestered with the humming and buzzing of these stingless
wasps. Though they cannot wound or poison, they can tease and vex.
* * * * I hope we shall now handle them so roughly, as to make this
the last of such audacious attempts." In defending the current
doctrine as to libels, the solicitor-general did not hesitate to
lay down one of the most extraordinary positions ever heard from
the mouth of an English lawyer, and which, if established, would
lay the liberties of the country prostrate at the feet of the
government. "If," said he, " we even suppose the jury sufficiently
enlightened to unravel those knotty points, yet there remains an
insuperable objection. In state libels their passions are
frequently so much engaged, that they may justly be considered as
parties concerned against the crown." As if twelve men, chosen
indifferently from among the people, were less likely to administer
impartial justice than one man or than four men appointed by the
crown In the violent debates which took place in 1771r on th...
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