But was Sir William Blackstone a votary of despotick power? I am far from asserting that he was. I am equally far from believing that Mr. Locke was a friend to infidelity [a disbelief in the Scriptures]. But yet it is unquestionable, that the writings of Mr. Locke have facilitated the progress, and have given strength to the effects of scepticism.--Works of Wilson
Lord Bracton, the Father of the Common Law, who Wilson understood, believed the penalty of murdering a quickened child in the womb was more severe than before quickening.