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. See 4 Bacon, Abridgment
506: “and per Holt
Ch. J. 'It is not worthwhile to be very learned on this point [i.e., the rule of
discussed in note 9
above]; for, wherever Words tend to slander a Man and to take away his Reputation,
I shall be for supporting Actions for them for the Preservation of Peace,'” citing
Baker v. Pierce, 2 Ld. Raym.
959, 960, 92 Eng. Rep.
139, 140; 6 Mod.
23, 24, 87 Eng. Rep.
787, 788 (K.B.