The Reports of Sir Edward Coke, Knt. [1572-1617]: In Thirteen Parts, Volume 3

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Joseph Butterworth and Son, 1826 - Law reports, digests, etc
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1826 ed.; vol. 3 of 6 (vols. 2 and 6 seem to be missing).

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Page 238 - that payment of a lesser sum on the day in satisfaction of a greater cannot be any satisfaction for the whole, because it appears to the judges that by no possibility a lesser sum can be a satisfaction to the plaintiff for a greater sum...
Page lix - Where by divers sundry old authentic histories and chronicles it is manifestly declared and expressed that this realm of England is an empire, and so hath been accepted in the world, governed by one supreme head and king having the dignity and royal estate of the imperial crown of the same...
Page 239 - ... would be a good satisfaction in regard of circumstance of time; for peradventure parcel of it before the day, would be more beneficial to him than the whole at the day, and the value of the satisfaction is not material. So if I am bound in 20 to pay you 10 at Westminster, and you request me to pay you 5 at the day at York, and you will accept it in full satisfaction of the whole 10 it is a good satisfaction for the whole: for the expenses to pay it at York is sufficient satisfaction...
Page xlix - ... and they which bring within the realm, or them receive, or make thereof notification or any other execution whatsoever, within the same realm, or without...
Page 255 - If it be against a private man it deserves a severe punishment, for although the libel be made against one, yet it incites all those of the same family, kindred, or society to revenge, and so tends per consequens to quarrels and breach of the peace, and may be the cause of shedding of blood...
Page lx - ... without the intermeddling of any exterior person or persons, to declare and determine all such doubts and to administer all such offices and duties as to their rooms spiritual doth appertain...
Page 255 - Although the private man or magistrate be dead at the time of the making of the libel, yet it is punishable ; for in the one case it stirs up others of the same family, blood, or society, to revenge, and to break the peace ; and in the other the libeller traduces and slanders the State and Government, which dies not.
Page xxvi - An Act restoring to the Crown the Ancient Jurisdiction over the State Ecclesiastical and Spiritual, and abolishing all Foreign Power repugnant to the same;
Page lxii - ... (the knowledge whereof by the goodness of princes of this realm, and by the laws and customs of the same, appertaineth to the spiritual jurisdiction of this realm) already commenced...
Page 390 - Ireland for any work to be done, or for any goods, wares, merchandize, or other thing, to be sold, delivered, done, or agreed for by weight or measure, where no special agreement shall be made to the contrary, shall be deemed, taken, and construed to be made and had according to the standard weights and measures ascertained by this act...