The Lives of the Chief Justices of England, Volume 1

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Page 133 - My person, or my liege's sovereignty." King. " You are right, Justice, and you weigh this well Therefore, still bear the balance and the sword : And I do wish your honors may increase, Till you do live to see a son of mine Offend you, and obey you as I did."
Page 249 - Where the ancestor takes an estate of freehold, and in the same gift or conveyance an estate is limited, either mediately, or immediately, to his heirs either in fee or in tail, ' heirs' is a word of limitation, so that the ancestor has in him an estate of inheritance, and the heir takes by descent.
Page 124 - presented a respectful memorial, reminding the King how his appointment as attorney for Hereford had been confirmed under the broad seal; and prevailed on the Duke of York to remonstrate, in a speech of which the following is probably a pretty accurate report :— " Take Hereford's rights away, and take from time His charters, and his customary rights.
Page 324 - matters in such order as in their judgments shall seem fittest, and that every such member of the said House hath like freedom from all impeachment, imprisonment, and molestation (other than by censure of the House itself) for or concerning any speaking, reasoning, or declaring of any matter or matters touching the parliament or parliament business."
Page 132 - Justice. " I would his majesty had called me with him ; The service that I truly did his life Hath left me open to all injuries." Warwick. " Indeed, I think the young King loves you not." Ch. Justice. " I know he doth not; and do arm myself
Page 46 - I talk to him, with his innocent prate He will awake my mercy, which lies dead : Therefore I will be sudden, and despatch." And, after the fit of compassion had conquered him, he thus addresses
Page 132 - I know he doth not; and do arm myself To welcome the condition of the time ; Which cannot look more hideously upon me Than I have drawn it in my fantasy. Sweet princes, what I did I did in
Page 124 - to sue You pluck a thousand dangers on your head, His livery, and deny his offer'd homage, You lose a thousand well-disposed hearts, And prick my tender patience to those thoughts Which honor and allegiance cannot think.
Page 336 - come into a bill of subsidies ? All succeeding kings will say, ' Ye must trust me as well as ye did my predecessor, and give faith to my messages.' But messages of love have no lasting endurance in parliament. Let us put up a PETITION OF RIGHT. Not that I distrust the King, but I cannot take
Page 337 - a saving of the King's sovereignty. I know that prerogative is part of the law, but ' sovereign power' is no parliamentary word. In my opinion, it weakens Magna Charta and all the statutes whereon we rely for the declaration of our liberties ; for they are

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