A Treatise on the Game Laws: in which it is Fully Proved, That, Except in Particular Cases, Game is Now, and Has Always Been, by the Law of England, the Property of the Occupier of the Land Upon which it is Found and Taken: With Alterations Suggested for the Improvement of the System

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R. Watts, 1817 - Game laws - 312 pages
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Page 295 - There were two men in one city; the one rich, and the other poor. The rich man had exceeding many flocks and herds : but the poor man had nothing, save one little ewe lamb, which he had bought and nourished up: and it grew up together with him, and with his children; it did eat of his own meat, and drank of his own cup, and lay in his bosom, and was unto him as a daughter.
Page 295 - And there came a traveller unto the rich man, and he spared to take of his own flock and of his own herd, to dress for the wayfaring man that was come unto him; but took the poor man's lamb, and dressed it for the man that was come to him.
Page 15 - An act for the amendment of the law and the better advancement of justice, as relates to witnesses to nuncupative wills ; and also so much of an act passed in the fourteenth year of the reign of King George the Second, intituled An act to amend...
Page 246 - ... issue his or their warrant or warrants, under his or their hand and...
Page 213 - Westminster, by action of debt or on the case, or by bill, plaint, suit, or information, wherein no essoign, protection, wager of law, or more than one imparlance shall be allowed...
Page 18 - Ireland to be taken out by every Person who shall use any Dog, Gun, Net, or other Engine for the Purpose of taking or killing any Game whatever, or any Woodcock, Snipe, Quail, or Landrail, or any Conies, or any Deer...
Page 49 - real property"? What does the term include so far as the action of ejectment is concerned? The answer to these questions is found in the ancient principle of law : Cujus est solum, ejus est usque ad coelum et ad inferos.
Page 26 - That the finder of a jewel, though he does not by such finding acquire an absolute property or ownership, yet he has such a property as will enable him to keep it against all but the rightful owner, and consequently may maintain trover.
Page 26 - As to the value of the jewel, several of the trade were examined to prove what a jewel of the finest water that would fit the socket would be worth ; and the Chief Justice...
Page 262 - The question is, Whether the plaintiff's dog incurred the penalty of death for running after a hare in another's ground ? And if there be any precedent of that sort, which outrages all reason and sense, it is of no authority to govern other cases.

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