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1 Apr. 1802
Dispensing power

But (says Your Lordship) all this – you
can not deny it for you it is you yourself
that have proved it – is a mere heap of
nonsense – You can not surely – you can not
seriously – mean that a man should be punished
for writing a letter of nonsense – and such
nonsense!

Oh, yes my Lord indeed I do – most
seriously: not indeed for nonsense merely as nonsense
but for nonsense inasmuch as it is used for a covering: and such
a covering as has hath fraud and treachery and perfice
and treachery and oppression and usurpation
and something which it requires candour and not to
com say mercy – to distinguish from treason – and the
very worst sort species of treason – treason against the constitution at the bottom of it.

Seldom in his talk – speaking of witch craft
observes that though all witch craft is impossible, yet
considering how much real mischief may be has been done by such pretence the pretence
this that is no reason why a man should not be punished
for the such pretence of it. If a man should twirl a
hat round and cry , saying that the effect of
the twirl and the will be that the wearer of the
hat shall pine away and die. Shall not this man
be punished says he? Yes surely – not merely for twirling
the hat, nor for saying : but because by the
action and the nonsense it is his study to produce
that lamentable effect which by the false horrors horrific ideas associated with
it the such nonsense have but too often been produced by it.


Identifier: | JB/121/436/001
"JB/" can not be assigned to a declared number type with value 121.

Date_1

1802-04-01

Marginal Summary Numbering

25

Box

121

Main Headings

Panopticon

Folio number

436

Info in main headings field

Dispensing power

Image

001

Titles

Category

Text sheet

Number of Pages

1

Recto/Verso

"Recto" is not in the list (recto, verso) of allowed values for the "Rectoverso" property.

Page Numbering

F26

Penner

Watermarks

1800

Marginals

Jeremy Bentham

Paper Producer

Corrections

Jeremy Bentham

Paper Produced in Year

1800

Notes public

ID Number

001

Box Contents

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