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" Generally speaking, no common person has the smallest idea of any difference between giving a person a horse and a quantity of land ; common sense alone would never teach a man the difference... "
An elementary treatiseon estates ... with preliminary observations on the ... - Page 171
by Richard Preston - 1827
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The Monthly review. New and improved ser

1789
...eftate for life. For inftance, if a teftator by will fays, I give my lands, er /itch and fucb lands to A } if no words of limitation are added, A has only an ethte for life. ' Generally fpeaking, no common perfon has the fmallefl idea of any difference between...
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 80

Ralph Griffiths, G. E. Griffiths - English imprints - 1789
...an eftate for life. For inftance, if a tellator by will fays, I give my lands, crfucb and fuch lands to A ; if no words of limitation are added, A has only an fibre for life. ' Generally fpcaking, no common perfon has the fmalleft idea of any difference between...
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Reports of Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Volume 2

Pennsylvania. Supreme Court, Horace Binney - Law reports, digests, etc - 1810
...for life. For instance, if a testator " by his will says, I give my lands, or such and such lands " to A.; if no words of limitation are added, A. has...horse and a quantity of land. Common sense " alone could never teach a man the difference; but the dis" tinction now clearly established, is this, if...
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The Ecclesiastical Law, Volume 2

Richard Burn, Robert Philip Tyrwhitt - Ecclesiastical law - 1824
...estate for life. For instance, if a testator by his will says, I give my lands, ot-«uch and such lands to A.; if no words of limitation are added, A. has...the smallest idea of any difference between giving a personalty and a quantity of land. Common sense alone would never teach a man the difference; but the...
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Observations on the Actual State of the English Laws of Real Property: With ...

James Humphreys - Forms (Law) - 1826 - 442 pages
...estate at A." He would seek it in vain. Generally speaking," observed Lord Mansfield, CCowp. 299) " no common person has the smallest idea of any difference between giving a horse and a quantity of land." (a) See MONTHSQ. Esprit des Lois. L. 36. c. 7, 8. against a minority,...
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A practical treatise of assets, debts and incumbrances

James Ram - Debtor and creditor - 1835 - 164 pages
...estate for life. For instance, if a testator by his will says, I give my lands, or such and such lands, to A. ; if no words of limitation are added, A. has only an estate for life."(y) It frequently happens in a will, that two estates are separately devised to the same person;...
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Principles of the Law of Real Property: Intended as a First Book for the Use ...

Joshua Williams - Conveyancing - 1845 - 192 pages
...extent of the interest they had power to dispose of. " Generally speaking," says Lord Mansfield (p), " no common person has the smallest idea of any difference between giving a horse and a quantity of land. Common sense alone would never teach a man the difference; but the distinction,...
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The Law Magazine, Or, Quarterly Review of Jurisprudence

Law - 1855
...speaking," says Lord Mansfield, "no common person has the slightest idea of any difference between giving a horse and a quantity of land." Common sense alone...the distinction which is now clearly established is this:—If the words of the testator denote only a description of the specific estate or land devised,...
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Juridical Tracts: Part I. Containing 1. Historical Sketch of the Law ..., Part 1

Abraham Hayward - Criminal law - 1856 - 95 pages
...will be new. Lord Mansfield once observed (and Lords Kenyon and Ellenborough agree with him) — " Generally speaking no common person has the smallest idea of any difference between giving a horse or any other chattel, and a quantity of land. Common sense alone would never teach a man the...
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A Selection of Leading Cases on Real Property, Conveyancing, and the ...

Owen Davies Tudor - Real property - 1856 - 887 pages
...but often defeated the intentions of the testator ; for, as was well observed by Lord Mansfield, " generally speaking, no common person has the smallest idea of any difference between giving a horse and a quantity of land, and common sense would never teach any man the difference." (Cowp. 306.)...
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