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Page 42 - Of law there can be no less acknowledged, than that her seat is the bosom of God, her voice the harmony of the world ; all things in heaven and earth do her homage, the very least as feeling her care, and the greatest as not exempted from her power...
Page 65 - ... fruit thereof is uncertain, and consequently no culture of the earth, no navigation nor use of the commodities that may be imported by sea, no commodious building, no instruments of moving and removing such things as require much force, no knowledge of the face of the earth; no account of time, no arts, no letters, no society, and, which is worst of all, continual fear and danger of violent death, and the life of man solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.
Page 96 - No freeman shall be taken, or imprisoned, or disseized, or outlawed, or exiled, or in any way harmed — nor will we go upon or send upon him — save by the lawful judgment of his peers or by the law of the land.
Page 517 - THE PRACTICE OF THE HIGH COURT OF CHANCERY. With the Nature of the several Offices belonging to that Court. And the Reports of many Cases wherein Relief hath been there had, and where denyed. "This volume, in paper, type, and binding (like ' Bellewe's Cases ') is a fac-simile of the antique edition. All who buy the one should buy the other.
Page 428 - If the defendant be under an obligation, from the ties of natural justice, to refund, the law implies a debt, and gives this action, founded in the equity of the plaintiff's case, as it were upon a contract ("quasi ex contractu,") as the Roman law expresses it.
Page 336 - An attempt to commit a crime is an act done with intent to commit that crime, and forming part of a series of acts which would constitute its actual commission if it were not interrupted.
Page 516 - FOUNDED ON THE INSTITUTES OF JUSTINIAN: TOGETHER WITH EXAMINATION QUESTIONS SET IN THE UNIVERSITY AND BAR EXAMINATIONS (WITH SOLUTIONS), And Definitions of Leading Terms in the Words of the Principal Authorities.
Page 163 - I intentionally say modern rules, because it must not be forgotten that the rules of Courts of Equity are not, like the rules of the Common Law, supposed to have been established from time immemorial. It is perfectly well known that they have been established from time to time — altered, improved, and refined from time to time.