Report of the Royal Commission on the Laws of Marriage: With an Appendix (Google eBook)

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H.M. Stationery Office, 1868 - Marriage - 207 pages
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Page iii - Commission may appear to affect amenities of a national or public character"; in May. 1946, a Royal Warrant further extended the Terms of Reference of the Commission as follows: We Do Rive and grant unto you, or any three or more of you, full power to call before you such persons as you shall judge likely to afford you any information upon the subject of this Our Commission; and also to call for, have access to and examine all such books, documents, registers and records as may afford you the...
Page iv - Presents will and ordain that this Our Commission shall continue in full force and virtue, and that you, Our said Commissioners, or any three or more of you, may from time to time proceed in the execution thereof, and of every matter and thing therein contained, although the same be not continued from time to time by adjournment : AND...
Page 29 - It is not good for man to be alone; let us make him a helper like to himself.
Page 45 - And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou art our sister, be thou the mother of thousands of millions, and let thy seed possess the gate of those which hate them.
Page 30 - The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth ; but if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will ; only in the Lord.
Page 46 - And all the people that were in the gate, and the elders, said, We are witnesses. The Lord make the woman that is come into thine house like Rachel and like Leah, which two did build the house of Israel: and do thou worthily in Ephratah, and be famous in Beth-lehem : and let thy house be like the house of Pharez, whom Tamar bare unto Judah, of the seed which the Lord shall give thee of this young woman.
Page 30 - To them that are married, not I, but the Lord commandeth, that the wife depart not from her husband : And if she depart, that she remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband. And let not the husband put away his wife.
Page 58 - Marriages between parents and children, ancestors and descendants of every degree, and between brothers and sisters of the half as well as the whole blood, and between uncles and nieces or aunts and nephews, are incestuous, and void from the beginning, whether the relationship is legitimate or illegitimate.
Page iii - Now, know ye that we, reposing great trust and confidence in your knowledge and ability, have authorized and appointed, and do by these presents authorize and appoint, you...
Page xlvi - Scotland, and making a declaration to the effect hereinafter mentioned, which marriages shall be had and solemnized within the British territories in India, by ordained ministers of the Church of Scotland as by law established, and appointed by the United Company of Merchants of England, trading to the East Indies to officiate as chaplains within the said territories...

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