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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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History of England from the accession of James i. to the outbreak ..., Volume 2

Samuel Rawson Gardiner - 1889
...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, Ldtcn and Life, v. 275. for the wishes of the King (who was, by his...
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History of England from the Accession of James I. to the Outbreak of the ...

Samuel Rawson Gardiner - 1889
...of a king upon the same evidence to pardon his life ; because the peers are astringed by necessit) either to acquit or condemn ; but grace is free ;...in this present case will be of such a nature."— Bacon to the King, April 28, Letter:, and Life, v. 275. 1616 SOMERSET AND THE KING. 351 for the wishes...
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Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 69

Henry Mills Alden - 1884 - 994 pages
...with which to hoodwink the judges. " It shall be my care," he had said, "so to moderate the maniier of charging him as it might make him not odious beyond the extent of mercy." His opportunity of distinguishing himself at the expense of his own character seemed to have run in...
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King's Favourite: The Love Story of Robert Carr and Lady Essex

Philip Gibbs - 1909 - 429 pages
...matter in the conscience of a King to pardon his life : because the Peers are astringed by necessity to acquit or condemn ; but grace is free ; and for...evidence in this present case will be of such a nature." 1 After the trial, when the hostility against the King's Favourite had changed into pity for his absolute...
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The Politics of Court Scandal in Early Modern England: News Culture and the ...

Alastair Bellany - 2007 - 336 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;...evidence in this present case will be of such a nature. Bacon promised to assist this effort by moderating 'the manner of charging him, as it make him not...
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