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Page 175 - judge may allow the jury at any time the use of a fire, and they may, at their own expense, have reasonable refreshment, so that Pope's lines are no longer applicable: 'The hungry judges soon the sentence sign And wretches hang that jurymen may dine.
Page 134 - When the benefit of the King's equity was once a matter of right, it was inevitable that the rules of equity should become as methodical as any other part of the law. Blackstone could already say with truth that ' the system of our courts of equity is a laboured connected system, governed by established rules and bound down by precedents.
Page 204 - 20. A freeman shall only be amerced, for a small offence after the manner of the offence, for a great crime according to the heinousness of it, saving to him his contenement; and, after the same manner, a
Page 192 - If a man be slain, let him make "bot" with XX. shillings. 21. If a man slay another, let him make "bot" with a half "leod-geld" of c. shillings. 22. If a man slay another at an open grave, let him pay xx. shillings, and pay the whole "leod
Page 191 - bot" with L. shillings. 6. If any one slay a freeman, L. shillings to the king, as "drihtin-beah." 7. If the king's "ambiht-smith, " or "laad-rinc, " slay a man, let him pay a half "leod-geld. " 8. The king's "mund-byrd, " L. shillings. 9. If a freeman steal from a freeman, let him make
Page 206 - DESTROYED; NOR WILL WE GO UPON HIM, NOR WILL WE SEND UPON HIM, UNLESS BY THE LAWFUL JUDGMENT OF HIS PEERS,
Page 192 - If the slayer retire from the land, let his kindred pay a half "leod." 24. If any one bind a freeman, let him make "bot" with xx. shillings. 25. If any one slay a "ceorl's" "hlaf-aeta, " let him make "bot" with vi. shillings. 26. If [any one] slay a
Page 205 - 42. In future anyone may leave the kingdom and return at will, unless in time of war, when he may be restrained ' ' for some short space for the common good of the kingdom." Prisoners, outlaws, and alien enemies are excepted, and foreign merchants shall be dealt with as provided in the 4ist clause.