Lectures on the Principles of Local Government: Delivered at the London School of Economics, Lent Term 1897

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A. Constable and Company, 1897 - Local government - 267 pages
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Page 79 - And moreover it is assented, because mayors, bailiffs, and commons, of cities, boroughs, and other towns which have a perpetual commonalty, and others which have offices perpetual, be as perpetual as people of religion...
Page 241 - ... to be measured forth right into the north of every man's ground ; a line there to be drawn, a trench to be cast, a foundation laid, and a high brick wall to be built. My father had a garden there...
Page 139 - There are many cases in which the agency, of whatever nature, by which a service is performed, is certain, from the nature of the case, to be virtually single; in which a practical monopoly, with all the power it confers of taxing the community, cannot be prevented from existing. I have already more than once adverted to the case of the gas and water companies, among which, though perfect freedom is allowed to competition, none really takes place, and practically they are found to be even more irresponsible,...
Page 16 - And I will that every child be his father's heir, after his father's day. And I will not suffer that any man do you any wrong. God preserve you.
Page 139 - Whatever, if left to spontaneous agency, can only be done by joint-stock associations, will often be as well, and sometimes better done, as far as the actual work is concerned, by the state.
Page 138 - We have observed that, as a general rule, the business of life is better performed when those who have an immediate interest in it are left to take their own course, uncontrolled either by the mandate of the law or by the meddling of any public functionary.
Page 256 - Buckinghamshire, and 30 upon the River Thames within or adjoining to the several counties of Middlesex, Surrey, Berkshire, Essex and Kent, and within or adjoining to the City of London and the Liberties thereof, and in and on the several creeks, inlets and waters, docks, wharfs, quays and landing places thereto adjacent, and shall act therein and 35 thereupon as fully as in any part of the Metropolitan Police District.
Page 138 - Letting alone, in short, should be the general practice: every departure from it, unless required by some great good, is a certain evil.

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