The Maritime Law of Europe, Volume 1

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Page 29 - And they shall destroy the walls of Tyrus, and break down her towers : I will also scrape her dust from her, and make her like the top of a rock. It shall be a place for the spreading of nets in the midst of the sea : fur I have spoken it, saith the Lord God : and it shall become a spoil to the nations.
Page 183 - We know, that whilst some of them draw the line and strike the harpoon on the coast of Africa, others run the longitude, and pursue their gigantic game along the coast of Brazil.
Page 182 - Whilst we follow them among the tumbling mountains of ice, and behold them penetrating into the deepest frozen recesses of Hudson's Bay and Davis's Straits, whilst we are looking for them beneath the arctic circle, we hear that they have pierced into the opposite region of polar cold, that they are at the antipodes, and engaged under the frozen serpent of the south.
Page 397 - Thus in mercantile questions, such as bills of exchange and the like ; in all marine causes, relating to freight, average, demurrage, insurances, bottomry, and others of a similar nature ; the law merchant (d), which is a branch of the law of nations, is regularly and constantly adhered to.
Page 183 - Brazil. No sea but what is vexed by their fisheries ; no climate that is not witness to their toils. Neither the perseverance of Holland, nor the activity of France, nor the dexterous and firm sagacity of English enterprise ever carried this most perilous mode of...
Page 205 - ... that the jurisdiction of the territorial sea shall extend no farther than three miles from the land which is without dispute the greatest distance to which the force of gunpowder can carry a ball or...
Page xiii - What stronger breastplate than a heart untainted ! Thrice is he arm'd that hath his quarrel just ; And he but naked, though lock'd up in steel, Whose conscience with injustice is corrupted.
Page 182 - And pray, sir, what in the world is equal to it? Pass by the other parts, and look at the manner in which the people of New England have of late carried on the whale fishery.
Page 206 - Puffendorf c says : — Gulfs and channels or arms of the sea are, according to the regular course, supposed to belong to the people with whose lands they are encompassed. Azuni, writing in 1796, says: — It is already established among polished nations that, in places where the land, by its curve, forms a bay or a gulf, we must suppose a line to be drawn from one point of the enclosing land to the other, or along the small islands which extend beyond the headlands of the bay, and that the whole...
Page 402 - An Act to explain and amend an Act made in the twenty-second year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, "An Act for amending, explaining and reducing into one Act of Parliament the laws relating to the Government of His Majesty's Ships, Vessels, and Forces by Sea...

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