An Introduction to the History of the Development of Law

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J. Byrne, 1909 - Law - 315 pages
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Page 311 - In every government there are three sorts of power: the legislative; the executive in respect to things dependent on the law of nations; and the executive in regard to matters that depend on the civil law. By virtue of the first, the prince or magistrate enacts temporary or perpetual laws, and amends or abrogates those that have been already enacted. By the second, he makes peace or war, sends or receives embassies, establishes the public security, and provides against...
Page 203 - Though most unworthy of the name. — A letter forged! Saint Jude to speed! Did ever Knight so foul a deed ! At first in heart it liked me ill When the King praised his clerkly skill. Thanks to Saint Bothan, son of mine, Save Gawain, ne'er could pen a line, So swore I, and I swear it still, Let my boy-bishop fret his fill.
Page 140 - Thus, that the square of the hypothenuse of a right-angled triangle is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides, was an experimental discovery, or why did the discoverer sacrifice a hecatomb when he made out its proof ?
Page 313 - The legislative, executive, and judiciary departments shall be separate and distinct, so that neither exercise the powers properly belonging to the other...
Page 88 - ... to the south, and the sign of being puzzled is to scratch the antipodes of the head ; where the place of honour is on the left hand, and the seat of intellect is in the stomach ; where to take off your hat is an insolent gesture, and to wear white garments is to put yourself in mourning — we ought not to be astonished to find a literature without an alphabet* and a language without a grammar.
Page 81 - ... (6) Non-payment of wages, (7) non-performance of agreements, (8) rescission of sale and purchase, (9) disputes between the owner (of cattle) and his servants, 6.
Page 81 - Disputes between the owner and his servants. 10. Disputes regarding boundaries. 11. Assault. 12. Defamation. 13. Theft. 14. Robbery and violence. 15. Adultery. 16. Duties of man and wife. 17. Partition and inheritance.
Page 44 - And Hilkiah the high priest said unto Shaphan the scribe, I have found the book of the law in the house of the Lord.
Page 299 - We have discarded as far as practicable all the intricate incidents of feudal tenure — their name is legion, and they cannot all be reached at once, and possibly some of them are innocuous. We have restored to woman the management of her own estate, and her right to contract for herself, which was secured to her by the Roman law and denied by the common law of England. We have repudiated and utterly rejected the barbarous and inhuman penal branch of the common law, and have legislated on the subject...
Page 278 - From the time of the Norman Conquest down to the reign of Henry VIII.

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