With the universal adoption of Colour, all distinctions would cease; Regularity would be confused with Irregularity; development would give place to retrogression; the Workman would in a few generations be degraded to the level of the Military, or even the Convict Class; political power would be in the hands of the greatest number, that is to say the Criminal
Classes, who were already more numerous than the Workmen, and would soon out-number all the other Classes put together when the usual Compensative Laws of Nature were violated.
Go to your club, and look at the criminal
history of our own time, recorded in the newspapers.
The weight of his fallen fortunes seemed suddenly to crush him; he could not foresee the consequences; he could not contemplate the future with the indifference of the hardened criminal
who merely faces a contingency already familiar.
"By my first ancestor if it is not one of their great chiefs," he said, "and we were told that slaves and criminals
were to play for the stake of this game."
He was a master criminal
, and he lived last century--1750 or thereabouts."
"One would think that we were the criminals
. Let us have him arrested on his arrival."
The maxims on which they rely are of this nature: "A specification of particulars is an exclusion of generals"; or, "The expression of one thing is the exclusion of another." Hence, say they, as the Constitution has established the trial by jury in criminal
cases, and is silent in respect to civil, this silence is an implied prohibition of trial by jury in regard to the latter.
Thus speaketh the red judge: "Why did this criminal
To the intense annoyance of those who maintained this opinion, the criminal
scarcely attempted to defend himself.
In all criminal
prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.
When the husband prosecutes his wife's gallant, if he can produce any proofs of a criminal
conversation, he recovers for damages forty cows, forty horses, and forty suits of clothes, and the same number of other things.
Brower was as courageous a criminal
as ever lived to be hanged; that was shown by the conditions of awful personal peril in which he had coolly killed his brother-in-law.