I thought I was going to see the judge
," he suggested.
, statesmen,--the wisest, calmest, holiest persons of their day stood in the inner circle round about the gallows, loudest to applaud the work of blood, latest to confess themselves miserably deceived.
When he got out the new judge
said he was a-going to make a man of him.
People rose up wild all over the house, straining and staring for a better look at him, and the judge
was hammering with his mallet and the sheriff yelling "Order--order in the court--order
Very good, so be it," said the squire; but in the meantime a man had got out of the coach whose dress indicated at a glance the office and post he held, for the long robe with ruffled sleeves that he wore showed that he was, as his servant said, a Judge
can exercise no executive prerogative, though they are shoots from the executive stock; nor any legislative function, though they may be advised with by the legislative councils.
Oysterpuff, how can a judge
give a wise sentence in a clerk's wig?
The game is becoming hard to find, indeed, Judge
, with your clearings and betterments,” said the old hunter, with a kind of compelled resignation.
But the Judge
said he never had summed up before; So the Snark undertook it instead, And summed it so well that it came to far more Than the Witnesses ever had said!
ought to prepare his way to a just sentence, as God useth to prepare his way, by raising valleys and taking down hills: so when there appeareth on either side an high hand, violent prosecution, cunning advantages taken, combination, power, great counsel, then is the virtue of a judge
seen, to make inequality equal; that he may plant his judgment as upon an even ground.
said the countryman; but the judge
told him that was not likely, and cut the matter short by ordering him off to the gallows.
He thought also [1268a] that they should not pass sentence by votes; but that every one should bring with him a tablet, on which he should write, that he found the party guilty, if it was so, but if not, he should bring a plain tablet; but if he acquitted him of one part of the indictment but not of the other, he should express that also on the tablet; for he disapproved of that general custom already established, as it obliges the judges
to be guilty of perjury if they determined positively either on the one side or the other.