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" That it is better that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent man should suffer. "
The Quarterly Review - Page 196
by William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, Sir William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero Baron Ernle, George Walter Prothero - 1818
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The Works of William Paley, D.D.: The principles of moral and political ...

William Paley - 1811
...confronted with opposite probabilities. The other maxim which deserves a similar examination is this " That it is better that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent man should suffer." If by saying it is better, be meant that it is more for the publick advantage,...
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The principles of moral and political philosophy, Volume 2

William Paley - 1811
...confronted with opposite probabilities. The other maxim which deserves a similar examination is this : " That it is better that " ten guilty persons escape, than that one " innocent man should suffer." - If by saying it is better, be meant that it is more for the public advantage,...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 18

1818
...a plan, the points to be considered are, whether it would make innocence more sure of acquittal and guilt of punishment, than they now are : As to the...excitement. ' The law holds (says Blackstone) that it i* better that ten guilty persons escape tlian that one innocent suffer.' This maxim, which we believe...
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The works of William Paley, Volume 2

William Paley - 1823
...confronted with opposite probabilities. The other maxim which deserves a similar examination is this : " That it is better that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent man should suffer." If by saying it is better, be meant that it is more for the public advantage, the...
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An epitome of Paley's Principles of moral and political philosophy, by a ...

1824
...is more likely, if false, to be contradicted, or to betray itself. Q. What is the other maxim ? A. " That it is better that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent man should suffer." If by saying it is better be meant that it is more to the public advantage, the...
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Commentaries on the laws of England. [Another]

William Blackstone (sir.) - 1825
...the For imif.v, all presumptive evidence of l.-kmv should be admitted cautiously ; for the law holds, that it is better that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent suffer. And [ 359 ] sir Matthew Hale in particular1 lays down two rules most prudent and necessary to be observed...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books, Volume 4

Sir William Blackstone - 1825
...tha FOURTHLY, all presumptive evidence of felony should be admitted cautiously ; for the law holds, that it is better that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent suffer. And C 359 ] sir Matthew Hale in particular1 lays down two rules most prudent and necessary to be observed...
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The Works of William Paley: With a Life of the Author, Volume 2

William Paley - 1825
...confronted with opposite probabilities. The other maxim which deserves a similar examination is this:" That it is better that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent man should suffer." If by saying it is better be meant that it is more for the public advantage, the...
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The Works of William Paley ...: Comprising the Additional Volume ..., Volume 3

William Paley - 1830
...confronted with opposite probabilities. The other maxim which deserves a similar examination is this 'That it is better that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent man should suffer.' If by saying it is belter, be meant that it is more for the public advantage, the...
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The Works of William Paley ...: Containing His Life, Moral and Political ...

William Paley - 1831 - 578 pages
...with opposite probabilities. The other maxim, which deserves a similar examination, is this : " i wAv0o ~ man should suffer." If by saving it is belter, be meant that it is more for the public advantage, the...
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