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Full text of "Memoirs Of Joseph Grimaldi"

ILEHOHiS OF JOSEPH GEDTAiDI.

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" Mr. Justice Graham, in addressing the jury, told them he
conceived they must entertain the same opinion with himself,
that the witnesses for the prosecution had mistaken Ma&koull
for the person who had committed the offences, and if so, it
would be unnecessary for him to sum up the evidence. The
jury instantly expressed their concurrence with the opinion
of the judge; and, after a trial of nine hours, Maekoull was
pronounced—Not guilty.

" How impotent now appeared the whole phalanx of my oppo-
nent. During the examination of Mr. and Mrs. Grrimaldi, young
Millar was in the outer hall taunting the rest of my witnesses.
He said ' he should soon do away with their evidence, and that,
when he was called, it would be all over with me.' When Mrs.
Grimaldi came out of court he personally insulted her.

"Notwithstanding the satisfactory manner in which my
innocence was established, my acquittal was attributed to base
and unworthy means. It was said that Gximaldi was, no
doubt, well paid for perjuring himself. The reputation of
Mr. Grimaldi is so well established, that he cannot be affected
by the gross slanders circulated respecting his evidence. He
is well known to be incapable of a dishonourable action; and
far from being paid to give false testimony, he was a loser of
his salary for the time he was absent. It is true, I offered
to pay Mm the amount, but he generously declined accepting
it, saying, he felt the injuries I had suffered, and would not
add to my distress by receiving a shilling.

" 3?acts have their point-marks as pleasurable as the enspan-
glements of fable."o credit was to be given to any witness