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TRIAL OF HENRY ROBSON.                   35
interpret their duty. The genius of Bunyan has drawn a vivid picture of the conduct of a criminal assize in his day, and although the account of the trial of Christian and Faithful may seem now a monstrous exaggeration, there is only too much evidence for accepting it as a faithful picture. And the case of Henry Robson, even on the assumption of his guilt, is another example of the unfairness which once prevailed in the administra-. tion of the law.
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