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Excerpt from Trial of Mr. Daniel Isaac Eaton, for Publishing the Third and Last Part of Paines Age of Reason: Before Lord Ellenborough, Court of Kings Bench, Guildhall, March 6, 1812That defending myself in the best manner I could, without thatMoreExcerpt from Trial of Mr. Daniel Isaac Eaton, for Publishing the Third and Last Part of Paines Age of Reason: Before Lord Ellenborough, Court of Kings Bench, Guildhall, March 6, 1812That defending myself in the best manner I could, without that base servility of the counsel, gave great offence, I make no doubt- and this, together with the trespass of pleading my own cause, must have greatly added to my supposed crime, insomuch as to draw the recollection of the Attorney-general, when I went up for sentence, upon my then conduct.Now I beg every reader to take particular notice throughout the whole of my defence, if there was a single word disrespectful to any person- if, on the contrary, I did not ask his Lordship to let my Defence be read by a Clerk of the Court, in which case he could have left out what he might think likely to offend. So that although I cannot perceive the least offensive thing in the whole of my defence- yet if there was any, his Lordship must blame himself in not suffering a clerk to read it in my stead. It is to the public that I submit my cause and my suffering - it is not to packed juries, to venal judges, or corrupt counsel, that I ever will deign to submit. The approbation of my own concience, and of only one honest man, is of more worth that the approbation of a thousand such wretches.I have deferred publishing my Trial till sentence was passed, and now with every due respect present it to the public, wishing it may assist in some respect or other to remove the calcined rubbish of bigotry and superstition.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.