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  • The day they suffered, a proclamation was made, prohibiting every one from speaking or talking to, or receiving any thing from them, or touching them, upon pain of imprisonment without either bail or mainprize.

    Fox's Book of Martyrs Or A History of the Lives, Sufferings, and Triumphant Deaths of the Primitive Protestant Martyrs

  • Court he may appear, and give mainprize to appear at the fifth County

    The Customs of Old England

  • My friend is not 'mistrustful' of me, no, because she don't fear I shall make mainprize of the stray cloaks and umbrellas down-stairs, or turn an article for _Colburn's_ on her sayings and doings up-stairs, -- but spite of that, she does mistrust ... _so_ mistrust my common sense, -- nay, uncommon and dramatic-poet's sense, if I am put on asserting it!

    The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846

  • Upon which occasion I gave it as a standing rule, "That any person, who in any letter, billet, or discourse, should tell a woman he died for her, should, if she pleased, be obliged to live with her, or be immediately interred upon such their own confessions without bail or mainprize."

    Isaac Bickerstaff, physician and astrologer

  • Jones reported that "Gouveneur and Seton were enlarged [from the Tower of London] without either bail or mainprize." fanfaron (n.)

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XVIII No 3

  • Such prefons as were taken in American armed veflTels, on the high feas, are by this aft deemed pirates; and fuch as are taken in arms in the Colonies, are deemed trai - tors; and to be kept in cufiody, without bail cr mainprize, until the firft day of January, 1788, and not to be tried be - fore, without orders horn tb. e Privy Council.

    Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society

  • “Pardon me, my good sir — pardon me,” said the insatiable clerk; “this is a case in which neither bail nor mainprize can be received, the felon who is liable to be committed on heavy grounds of suspicion, not being replevisable under the statute of the 3d of King Edward, there being in that act an express exception of such as be charged of commandment, or force, and aid of felony done;” and he hinted that his worship would do well to remember that such were no way replevisable by common writ, nor without writ.

    Rob Roy

  • And by the Aft of Uniformity they were not left at liberty to worfhip God according to the diftates of their own confciences, but were obliged to comply with the rules of conformity and the Common Prayer Book; though it ftill contained many Popifli fen* tenccs and ceremonies none dared to fpeak againft it, under pain of fix months im - prifonment without bail or mainprize, and for the fecond offence during life.

    A New Sketch of Civil and Ecclesiastical History: From the Creation to the Present Day. With a ...

  • ` ` Pardon me, my good sir --- pardon me, '' said the insatiable clerk; ` ` this is a case in which neither bail nor mainprize can be received, the felon who is liable to be committed on heavy grounds of suspicion, not being replevisable under the statute of the 3d of King Edward, there being in that act an express exception of such as be charged of commandment, or force, and aid of felony done; '' and he hinted that his worship would do well to remember that such were no way replevisable by common writ, nor without writ.

    Rob Roy

  • Commander-in-Chief for the time being is hereby authorised and required to cause such persons so remaining in or _returning_ to this State to be apprehended and committed to jail, there to remain without bail or mainprize, until a convenient opportunity shall offer for transporting the said persons beyond the seas to some part of the British King's dominions, which the Governor or Commander-in-Chief for the time being is hereby required to do; and if any of the said persons shall return to this State after such transportation, then and in such case he or they shall be adjudged and hereby declared to _be guilty of felony_, and shall, on conviction of their having so returned as aforesaid, _suffer death_ without the benefit of clergy.

    The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 2 of 2 From 1620-1816

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