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Speaking of the course pursued under sham writs of error by the
Chief Justice of Kings Bench, Mr Bentham says, "The Official
custos morum of the nation concurred, with six hundred men in
the Year, in the defrauding so many creditors, by uttering so many
false pretences, by which he got so much a-piece; while for a fiftieth
part of the money obtained, each by a single false pretence, wretches
were hanged or transported, by this same guardian of the public moral
by scores and hundreds.
Rationale of judicial Evidence
4 v. 65

They are natural corruption both of morals and understanding:
wheresoever the use of fiction prevails, and in proportion as it
every law book is an institute, and every court of judicatu
school of vice. Let your son read Blackstone, and attend the
Courts of Westminster, the day you make your daughter get Rochester
by heart! A mans understanding must be brought to e
debility and depravation, who can really persuade himself
a lawyer's fiction is a lie of any thing but the worst sort.
Fictions are to justices what swindling is to trade; and can be
only necessary to it, as children having breakfast.
P. 313

Send a man to common law for purity! send him to the common
sewer to cleanse himself! The judges are setters of these traps.
. —
P. 394



Identifier: | JB/149/325/001
"JB/" can not be assigned to a declared number type with value 149.

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149

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evidence

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325

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001

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copy/fair copy sheet

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1

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recto

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50179

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