To deny the possibility, nay, the actual existence of witchcraft and sorcery, is at once flatly to contradict the revealed word of God in various passages both of the Old and New Testament, and the thing itself is a Truth to which every nation in the world hath, in its turn, borne testimony, by either example seemingly well attested or by prohibitory laws, which at least suppose the possibility of a commerce with evil spirits.
It is better that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent suffer.
That the king can do no wrong, is a necessary and fundamental principle of the English constitution.
Time whereof the memory of man runneth not to the contrary.
The royal navy of England hath ever been its greatest defense and ornament; it is its ancient and natural strength; the floating bulwark of our island.
Man was formed for society.