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" For certainly there may be an evidence so balanced, as it may have sufficient matter for the consciences of the Peers to convict him, and yet leave sufficient matter in the conscience of a King upon the same evidence to pardon his life ; because the Peers... "
The Works of Lord Bacon: With an Introductory Essay ... - Page 69
by Francis Bacon - 1838
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England: With a ..., Volume 3

Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1848 - 612 pages
...matter in the conscience of a kings upon the same evidence, to pardon his life; because the peers are astringed by necessity, either to acquit or condemn...for my part, I think the evidence in this present ease will be of such a nature. REX. That danger is well to be foreseen, lest he upon the one part commit...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England: With a ..., Volume 2

Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1848 - 674 pages
...matter in the conscience of a king upon the same evidence to pardon his life ; because the peers are astringed by necessity either to acquit or condemn; but grace is free: and, for my part,I think the evidence in this present case will be of such a nature. Thirdly, It shall be my care...
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The Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England ...

John Campbell Baron Campbell - 1851
...manner in which he stated the case against Somerset; but this was in performance of his promise, " It shall be my care so to moderate the manner of charging...make him not odious beyond the extent of mercy."* The disgraceful pardon Bacon himself, as Attorney General, prepared. Coke, the Chief Justice, had now...
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The Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England ...

John Campbell Baron Campbell - 1851
...manner in which he stated the case against Somerset; but this was in performance of his promise, " It shall be my care so to moderate the manner of charging...make him not odious beyond the extent of mercy."^ The disgraceful pardon Bacon himself, as Attorney General, prepared. Coke, the Chief Justice, had now...
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Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 26

1852
...sparing the Earl's life ;" and in another place he says : " It shall be my care so to moderate the matter of charging him, as it might make him not odious beyond the extent of mercy." The drift of all this is, in the first place, that as little of the real truth as possible should be...
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The Works of Lord Bacon: Letters

Francis Bacon - 1854 - 866 pages
...with the law. I could even wish it in this case : in all the rest this article cannot be mended. J REX. That danger is well to be foreseen, lest he upon...him not odious beyond the extent of mercy. Lastly, AH these points of mercy and favour are to be understood with this limitation, if he do not by his...
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Popular History of England, Volume 3

Charles Knight - 1857
...to preconcert with the king that Somerset should be convicted, but, as he says under his own hand, " It shall be my care so to moderate the manner of charging...might make him not odious beyond the extent of mercy." * Somerset was convicted ; and was sentenced to die. In a few days his wife received a free pardon,...
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Lives of lord Lyndhurst and lord Brougham, Volume 1

John Campbell (1st baron.) - 1857
...manner in which he stated the case against Somerset ; but this was in performance of his promise : "It shall be my care so to moderate the manner of...might make him not odious beyond the extent of mercy." ° The disgraceful pardon Bacon himself, as Attorney-General, prepared. Coke, the Chief Justice, had...
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History of England from the Accession of James I. to the Disgrace ..., Volume 2

Samuel Rawson Gardiner - 1863
...matter in the conscience of a king upon the same evidence to pardon his life ; because the peers are astringed by necessity either to acquit or condemn...evidence in this present case will be of such a nature.' — Bacon to the King, April 28, 1610. Work* (ed. Montagu), vi. 231. SOMERSET THREATENS THE KING. 237...
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The Letters and the Life of Francis Bacon Including All His ..., Volume 5

Francis Bacon - 1869 - 704 pages
...matter in the conscience of a King upon the same evidence to pardon his life ; because the Peers are astringed by necessity either to acquit or condemn...care so to moderate the manner of charging him, as it make him not odious beyond the extent of mercy. Lastly, all these points of mercy and favour are to...
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