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Página 95 - ... to establish a defence on the ground of insanity, it must be clearly proved that, at the time of the committing of the act, the party accused was labouring under such a defect of reason, from disease of the mind, as not to know the nature and quality of the act he was doing; or, if he did know it, that he did not know he was doing what was wrong.
Página 107 - That there were such creatures as witches he made no doubt at all. For, first, the Scriptures had affirmed so much ; secondly, the wisdom of all nations had provided laws against such persons, which is an argument of their confidence of such a crime.
Página 97 - ... must be considered in the same situation as to responsibility as if the facts with respect to which the delusion exists were real.
Página 98 - ... notwithstanding the party accused did the act complained of with a view, under the influence of insane delusion, of redressing or revenging some supposed grievance or injury, or of producing some public benefit, he is nevertheless punishable, according to the nature of the crime committed, if he knew, at the time of committing such crime, that he was acting contrary to law, by which expression we understand your lordships to mean the law of the land.
Página 112 - I think the strongest and best proof that can arise as to a lucid interval is that which arises from the act itself ; that I look upon as the thing to be first examined, and if it can be proved and established that it is a rational act rationally done the whole case is proved.
Página 97 - ... did the act complained of with a view, under the influence of insane delusion, of redressing or revenging some supposed grievance or injury, or of producing some supposed public benefit ?" In answer to which question, assuming that your Lordships...