Though The Heavens May Fall

Author: Steven M. Wise
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As the case drew to a close, and defenders of slavery pleaded with him to maintain the system, Mansfield's reply has resounded down through more than two centuries: "Let Justice be done, though the Heavens may fall."

Though The Heavens May Fall

Author: E. V. Thompson
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A wonderful tale from a master storyteller, Though the Heavens May Fall has its heart and soul in the lore and landscape of Cornwall.

The Heavens May Fall

Author: Allen Eskens
Publisher: Prometheus Books
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The Counter Revolution Of 1776

Author: Gerald Horne
Publisher: NYU Press
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Virginia Gazette, 11 May 1775. Virginia Gazette, 13 December 1772. Virginia
Gazette, 14 October 1773. Virginia Gazette, 24 August 1769. New York Journal, 3
September 1772, in David A. Copeland, ed., Debating the Issues in the Colonial
Newspapers: Primary Documents on Events of the Period, Westport, Connecticut:
Greenwood, 2000, 278–279. Wise, Though the Heavens May Fall, 71, 198. See
also An Address to the Right Honourable Lord Mansfield in Which the Measures
of ...

Travancore State Manual

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He practically illustrated in his own life the noble Roman maxim which he often
quoted, “Let justice be done though the Heavens may fall”. And last but not least
was the far-famed heir-apparent to the throne, Visakham Tirunal, a Prince of
delicate build but iron will, of austere character and Spartan simplicity, of
uncommon natural abilities and marvellous industry, of great attainments and
rare scholarship, who from his closet issued forth pamphlets and papers, the
result of much study ...

The International Human Rights Movement

Author: Aryeh Neier
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Eventually, however, Mansfield recognized that a settlement was not possible
and that he would have to hand down a decision that would affect an estimated
15,000 slaves then in England, representing a substantial financial investment by
their owners. “But if the parties will have it decided, we must give our opinion,”
Mansfield warned. “[I]f the parties will have judgment, 'fiat justitia, ruat caelum' [let
justice be done though the heavens may fall].”11 There is disagreement about
what ...

A Dictionary Of Quotations In Most Frequent Use

Author: D. E. Macdonnel
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Lat.—“ Let it be done.”—A word used to signify a peremptory and decisive order. -
Fiat justitia, ruat calum. Lat.—“Let justice be done though the heavens may fall.”
—Though ruin should ensue, let justice take its course. JFiat lur. Lat.—“Let there
be light.” Ficta voluptatis causa sit proxima veris. HoR.— “Let the feigned source
of pleasure be as near as possible to the true.”—This is a judicious advice to
poets. In indulging the imagination, let not the departure be too great from


Author: Lanny Davis
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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... that once enacted, the Independent Counsel Act would be difficult to repeal —
and difficult not to misuse, because politicians simply could not resist the
temptation to misuse it: The notion that every violation oflaw should be
prosecuted, including — indeed, especially — every violation by those in high
places, is an attractive one, and it would be risky to argue in an election
campaign that that is not an absolutely overriding value. . . . Let justice be done,
though the heavens may fall.

The Rivals

Author: Arthur Quinn
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
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The motto was derived from another Roman orator: "Let justice be done, though
the heavens may fall." The secret signal for assembling would be given by the
bell of the California Engine Company. Two taps, a long pause (perhaps a
minute), two taps, another pause, and so on, until the count reached twenty, by
which time all the vigilantes and other law-abiding citizens should have
assembled, ready for action. Broderick was now back in the city, and shocked at
how many of his old ...

The Last Chronicle Of Barset

Author: Anthony Trollope
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492 with her whole heart: the phrase is used recurrently in the Book of Common
Prayer, especially in the rites of penitence. 494 'tiled': hatted; 'tile' is late
eighteenthcentury slang for 'hat'. 'Ruat cœlum, fiat justitia': Latin legal principle,
sometimes ascribed to Lucius Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus, so known as 'Piso's
justice': 'Let justice be done though the heavens may fall.' Cited in English at p.
553. 495 buncombe: (American slang) 'speaking or action not from conviction,
but ... to ...