John Peter Zenger, His Press, His Trial, and a Bibliography of Zenger Imprints

The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., 2006 - 275 pāgines
Reprint of the 1904 edition, which was limited to three hundred twenty five copies. The standard older account of the trial, it remains a valuable part of the Zenger bibliography. For many scholars the most valuable parts of this study are the "Literal Reprint of the First Edition of the Trial" and the descriptive bibliography of titles issued by the Zenger Press, the list of issues of the New York Weekly Journal and the bibliography of the trial. Taken together, these chapters provide an overview of Zenger's career, the works he printed and the historical reception of his trial to about 1900.

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Pāgina 72 - Then said Paul, I wist not, brethren, that he was the high priest : for it is written, Thou shalt not speak evil of the ruler of thy people.
Pāgina 88 - Then, gentlemen of the jury, it is to you we must now appeal for witnesses to the truth of the facts we have offered and are denied the liberty to prove...
Pāgina 122 - And you see I labour under the Weight of many Years, and am born down with great Infirmities of Body ; yet Old and Weak as I am, I should think it my Duty, if required, to go to the utmost Part of the Land, where my Service could be of any Use in assisting to quench the Flame of Prosecutions upon Informations, set on Foot by the Government, to deprive a People of the Right of Remonstrating (and complaining too) of the arbitrary Attempts of Men in Power.
Pāgina 197 - Statutes in that case made and provided, and against the peace of our Sovereign Lord the King, his crown, and dignity.
Pāgina 121 - Power may justly be compared to a great river : while kept within its due bounds, it is both beautiful and useful ; but when it overflows its banks it is then too impetuous to be stemmed, it bears down all before it, and brings destruction and desolation wherever it comes.
Pāgina 123 - But to conclude: the question before the court, and you, gentlemen of the jury, is not of small nor private concern; it is not the cause of a poor printer, nor of New York alone, which you are now trying. No ! It may in its consequence affect every freeman that lives under a British government on the main of America!
Pāgina 42 - Mr. Horsmanden. Whereas by an order of this Board of this day, some of John Peter Zenger's journals, entitled The New York Weekly Journal containing the freshest advices foreign and domestic, Nos.
Pāgina 107 - Lord remembereth how by unlawful maintenances, giving of liveries, signs, and tokens and retainders by indentures, promises, oaths, writings or otherwise, embraceries of his subjects, untrue demeanings of sheriffs in making of panels and other untrue returns, by taking of money by juries, by great riots and unlawful assemblies, the policy and good rule of this realm is almost subdued...
Pāgina 81 - You cannot be admitted, Mr. Hamilton, to give the Truth of a Libel in Evidence. A Libel is not to be justified ; for it is nevertheless a Libel that it is true.

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