Essays in Anglo-Saxon Law

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Little, Brown,, 1876 - Law - 392 pages
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Page 155 - Nihil autem neque publicae neque privatae rei nisi armati agunt. sed arma sumere non ante cuiquam moris, quam civitas suffecturum probaverit. tum in ipso concilio vel principum aliquis vel pater vel propinqui scuto frameaque iuvenem ornant : haec apud illos toga, hie primus iuventae honos ; ante hoc domus pars videntur, mox rei publicae.
Page 165 - And if a man entice a maid that is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall surely endow her to be his wife. 17 If her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins.
Page 219 - ... him and can bring him to the warranty : if he cannot do that, let him prove at the altar, with one of his witnesses, or with the king's wic-reeve, that he bought the chattel openly in the wic, with his own...
Page 166 - If she bear no child, let her paternal kindred have the 'fioh' and the 'morgen-gyfe.' 82. If a man carry off a maiden by force, let him pay L. shillings to the owner, and afterwards buy [the object of] his will of the owner. 83. If she be betrothed to another man in money, let him make 'bot
Page 138 - ... procedure authorized by the new sections. Moreover, the discussion on the floor of the Senate relative to the insertion of the sentence, indicates that it was not intended to alter...
Page 267 - Suscipere tam inimicitias, seu patris, seu propinqui, quam amicitias, necesse est : nec implacabiles durant. Luitur enim etiam homicidium certo armentorum ac pecorum numero, recipitque satisfactionem universa domus : utiliter in publicum ; quia periculosiores sunt inimicitiae juxta libertatem.
Page 264 - ... of the King might be required to enforce it, but, if there had been no such promise, the plaintiff was forced to petition the King in person. There is much reason in fact for thinking that, in the earliest times and before the full development of that kingly authority which has lent so much vigour to the arm of the law in most Aryan communities, but which was virtually denied to the Irish, Courts of Justice existed less for the purpose of doing right universally than for the purpose of supplying...
Page 217 - ... with his own property, and then let him be paid its worth ; but if he cannot prove that by lawful averment, let him give it up, and let the owner take possession of it.
Page x - E. On the Agricultural Community of the Middle Ages and Enclosures of the Sixteenth Century in England. Translated from the German, by CoL HA Ouvry.
Page 216 - The other's oath with whom a man discovers his cattle. 3. By the Lord, I was not at rede nor at deed, neither counsellor nor doer, where were unlawfully led away N.'s cattle. But as I cattle have, so did I lawfully obtain it. And : as I vouch it to warranty, so did he sell it to me into whose hand I now set it. And : as I cattle have, so did it come to my own property, and so it by folk-right my own possession is, and my rearing.

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