An historical and chronological view of Roman law: With notes and illustrations

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Printed for D. Prince and J. Cooke, 1780 - Roman law - 204 pages

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Page 124 - A very ftriking defcription of the principal features of Roman Polity, particularly of thofe new arrangements which had taken place under AUGUSTUS, between the SENATE, the EMPEROR, and the COUNCIL.
Page 200 - Hoc ergo mihi inspicere per otium licuit, rimarique omnia et olfacere, quaeque vellem excerpere diligenter, et cum vulgatis exemplaribus comparare. Tribuit nam hoc mihi uni Laurentius ille Medices, vir optimus ac sapientissimus, fore illud aliquando arbitratus, ut opéra, labore iudustriaque nostra, magna inde omnino utilitas eliceretur (i).
Page 124 - State as immaterially affected by this revolution. They tell us that the image of the old republic is very difcernible in the perfon of the Emperor i * RALEIGH'S Maxims of Slate and hie Prerogatives of Parliaments, p.
Page 12 - They palled into law by acquiefVence only, and though in point of antiquity they ranth before the refponfa prudentum , yet from the mode, in which they were delivered, they are looked upon as of inferior note.
Page 124 - Century, a fimple and unmixed Monarchy, whofe popular aflemblies were thought to form only the ornament of the fabric without being in any degree effential to its exiftence.
Page 178 - LAWS were generally admitted and confidered by them as of very high authority : That they differed from the national Inftitutions which the Invaders brought with them into their new * Leg.
Page 140 - Quinetiam tribuimus poteftatem, ut fi quis de his non ita in urbe fe geflerit, quemadmodum liberalium rerum dignitas pofcat, publice vei-beribus affeftus, ftatimque navigio fuperpofitus, abjiciatur urbe, domumque redeat.
Page 116 - Praetor was bound to adhere without variation during the year of his office to the rules he he had laid down when he firft entered upon it: but in the following year thefe rules were not coniidered as binding upon his fuccefibr, unlefs he chofe voluntarily to adopt them.

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