A History of English Law, Volume 5


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Pagina 81 - with a sentence in use for upwards of three centuries, ' And it is agreed by us, the insurers, that this writing or policy of assurance shall be of as much force and effect as the surest writing or policy of assurance made in Lombard Street.
Pagina 504 - in extremes; and in proportion as they are metaphysically true, they are morally and politically false. The rights of men are in a sort of middle, incapable of definition, but not impossible to be discerned. The rights of men in governments are their advantages ; and
Pagina 504 - are often in balances between differences of good ; in compromises sometimes between good and evil, and sometimes between evil and evil. Political reason is a computing principle : adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing, morally and not metaphysically or mathematically, true moral denominations.
Pagina 53 - Besides that law which simply concerneth men as men, and that which belongeth unto them as they are men linked with others in some form of politic society, there is a third kind of law which toucheth all such several bodies politic, so far forth as one of them hath public commerce with another,
Pagina 436 - jewel of his mind was put into a fair case, a beautiful body, with a comely countenance, a case which he did wipe and keep clean, delighting in good cloathes, well worne, and being wont to say, that the outward neatness of our bodies might be a monitor of purity to our souls.
Pagina 246 - He that hath wife or children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprises either of virtue or mischief,
Pagina 159 - A court of record is that where the acts and judicial proceedings are enrolled in parchment for a perpetual memorial and testimony ; which rolls are called the records of the court, and are of such high and supereminent authority, that their truth is not to be called in question,
Pagina 249 - His hearers could not cough or look aside from him without loss. He commanded when he spoke, and had his judges angry and pleased at his
Pagina 432 - and measure to try the causes of his subjects : and which protected his majesty in safety and peace." "The king in his own person cannot adjudge any case either criminal ... or betwixt party and party." " The king cannot take any cause out of any
Pagina 189 - a half proof against a man ; then to see if they can make it full, they rack him if he will not confess. But here in England they take a man and rack him I do not know why or when ; not in time of judicature but when somebody bids,

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