The Most Material Parts of Blackstone's Commentaries, Reduced to Questions and Answers

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Baker, Voorhis & Company, 1891 - Law - 392 pages
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Page 49 - 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 2 - Commentaries remarks, that this law of Nature being coeval with mankind, and dictated by God himself, is of course superior in obligation to any other. It is binding over all the globe, in all countries and at all times; no human laws are of any validity if contrary to this, and such of them as are valid, derive all their force, and all their validity, and all their authority, mediately and immediately, from this original...
Page 88 - AN estate in reversion is the residue of an estate left in the grantor, to commence in possession after the determination of some particular estate granted out by him q.
Page ix - Then welcome business, welcome strife, Welcome the cares, the thorns of life, The visage wan, the pore-blind sight, The toil by day, the lamp by night, The tedious forms, the solemn prate, The pert dispute, the dull debate, The drowsy bench, the babbling hall, For thee, fair Justice, welcome all!
Page 73 - As, if an estate be granted to a woman during her widowhood, or to a man until he be promoted to a benefice : in these, and similar cases, whenever the contingency happens,- when the widow marries, or when the grantee obtains a benefice, the respective estates are absolutely determined and gone*.
Page 55 - AN incorporeal hereditament is a right issuing out of a thing corporate (whether real or personal) or concerning, or annexed to, or exercisable within, the same (a).
Page 318 - So, if a man takes another in the act of adultery with his wife, and kills him directly upon the spot...
Page 194 - ... directed to the judge and parties, of a suit in any inferior court, commanding them to cease from the prosecution thereof, upon a suggestion, that either the cause originally, or some collateral matter arising therein, does not belong to that jurisdiction, but to the cognizance of some court.
Page 198 - Injuries affecting a man's health are where, by any unwholesome practices of another, a man sustains any apparent damage in his vigor or constitution. As by selling him bad provisions or wine; by the exercise of a noisome trade, which infects the air in his neighborhood; or by the neglect or unskilful management of his physician, surgeon, or apothecary.
Page 4 - Municipal law, thus understood, is properly defined to be a 'rule of civil conduct prescribed by the supreme power in a state, commanding what is right and prohibiting what is wrong.

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