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Member or Demare? regular Court of Quarter-Sessions composed of Magistrates
from every part of the County. These
meetings are held at an inn: some great inn:
and the conflux of different persons upon different
businesses forms a sort of a public. True it is, that a A single Justice,
even when exempted from civil appeal, is never
it is true exempted from a criminal prosecution:
but if the most corrupt Judge of this kind ever only exposes
himself in these cases to such a prosecution he has it is
may thank himself for it to thank for it: For, as matters are ordered, for there is nothing which a Justice of the Peace may acting singly may not do, under the single condition of keeping his own secret. I have observed several such prosecutions in my time, and not one in which anything but the neglect of this prudential rule so much as put a man in peril.
his own imprudence only that he has to thank
for it. Besides it is not every man who may
think the conduct of a Justice of the Peace culpable,
that can afford to give two or three hundred
pound for the satisfaction of knowing whether
the Court of King's Bench will think so too.
The easy matter, so the ingenuity of the Common
Law has contrived it is, to cer quash a just
judgment and punish an upright a just judge for want of
for non-observance of some useless form: the difficult
thing is, to punish a corrupt Judge Justice one for his
corruption. for a wound given to the vitals of justice.
Feeling, without daring to acknowledge it Terrified by the horrors of regular procedure,
feeling without daring to own it that right justice knowing, though afraid to say so even to themselves, that regular
justice was worse than none, feeling it though afraid to
own as much even to themselves gentlemen have
let turned summary justice loose without so much as a hair

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