Commentaries on the Law of Torts: A Philosophic Discussion of the General Principles Underlying Civil Wrongs Ex Delicto, Volume 2

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Bancroft-Whitney, 1902 - Torts

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Page 983 - The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the forces of the Crown. It may be frail — its roof may shake — the wind may blow through it — the storm may enter — the rain may enter — but the King of England cannot enter ! — all his force dares not cross the threshold of the ruined tenement!
Page 999 - THERE is nothing which so generally strikes the imagination, and engages the affections of mankind, as the right of . property ; or that sole and despotic dominion which one man claims and exercises over the external things of the world} in total exclusion of the right of any other individual in the universe.
Page 966 - Any person who shall be Injured in his business or property by any other person or corporation by reason of anything forbidden or declared to be unlawful by this act may sue therefor in any circuit court of the United States In the district In which the defendant resides or Is found, without respect to the amount in controversy, and shall recover threefold the damages by him sustained...
Page 1068 - King defendeth that none from henceforth make any entry into any lands and tenements, but in case where entry is given by the law. and in such case not with strong hand, nor with multitude of people, but only in peaceable and easy manner.
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