Commentaries on the Law in Shakespeare: With Explanations of the Legal Terms Used in the Plays, Poems and Sonnets, and Discussions of the Criminal Types Presented

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F. H. Thomas law book Company, 1911 - Law in literature - 524 pages
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Contents

Moiety
127
Charter
129
The Issue before the Court
130
Nature of Shylocks suit
131
Portias plea for Mercy
132
Antonios confession of the bond
133
Plea for judgment
134
Justice of Shylocks plea
135
I crave the Law 98 Tender in open Court
136
Effect of legal precedent
137
Portias Judgment on the bond
139
Commutation of punishment
143
Conveyance in use 103 Deed of gift
144
CHAPTER X
147
Arrest upon mesne processDebtors dungeoi
154
Action on the case
155
Subornation
156
ALLS WELL THAT ENDS WELL
159
WardsHeirs of fortune under King 117 Giving testimony against oneImpeachment 118 Premises
160
Theft
161
Descent
162
Lawful Act 122 Unlawful Intents
163
EntailmentRemainders 124 Evidence
165
Divorce
166
CHAPTER XII
168
Compounding crime 130 Servant assaulting master
170
Punishment by the Pillory 132 Settlement by way of Assurance 133 Chattels
172
Packing a witness
173
CHAPTER XIII
174
Prisoners fees 139 Not guilty
179
Kings prerogative
180
Child born in prison
181
Commitment to jail 143 Arraignment of Hermione
183
Surmises not proof of guilt 145 Indictment
184
Torture by boiling in oil
186
Lawyers points
187
Arrested in act or Taken with the Manner 149 Witchcraft and practice of magical arts
188
Impeachment
189
Deposing according to
190
Trial by battle
191
Partyverdict
192
Reversion
193
Waste upon real estate
194
Landlord
195
LeaseTenement
196
Prisoner
197
CHAPTER XV
198
AttorneysGeneral
199
Letterspatent
200
Seize
201
Fine
202
Repeal
203
Covenant
204
Breaking Laws
205
Livery
206
Attorneys
207
CHAPTER XVI
208
Failure to speak in criminal caseStanding mute
209
Signories
210
Child begot when father not infra quatuor maria
211
Legitimacy of child born during lawful wedlock 172 Testamentary disposition disinheriting bastard 173 Landed Squire
215
Seduction
216
Arbitration
217
UsurpationDenial of rights 177 Equity
218
Canon of the Law 179 Abstract and Brief
219
ISO Indenture 181 Rape
221
Term of apprentice
222
Interrogatories 183 TithesToll
223
Reprisal 231 Counterfeit
263
Death by Judicial Sentence
265
CHAPTER XIX
266
AssuranceSecurity
267
Punishment by the stocks
268
Infamy 237 Laws of Landservice
270
Action 239 Eating flesh contrary to
271
Faitors 241 Inns of Court
272
A rotten caseNo Counsel
274
Riot
275
A friend i the Court
276
CHAPTER XX
280
Divesting property lights
291
Executioner
292
Respondeat superior not applicable to King and subject 262 Bearing testimony 263 Martial
293
Sales of meat during Lent
294
CHAPTER XXI
295
Truant in the Law 268 Brawl
298
Outlaw
299
Contract
300
Partners
301
Fighting in Kings palace or presence 273 Quid pro
302
Condemned womans privilege of pregnancy
303
Compromise
304
CHAPTER XIV
305
Bargain and sale
307
Margery Jourdemayns case 279 Pursuivant
308
Bondman
309
Open to the
310
Rigour of the Law 283 To apprehend in the fact
311
Yorks title to the Crown of England
312
Duchess of filosters sentence 286 Justification for one condemned by
315
Contrary to form of
316
Levying sums of money 289 Taking bribes
317
TaxesRestitution 291 Bearing false witnessPerjury
319
Determining causes 299 Maidenrent
326
Bail
327
Richard the Thirds inherited criminal instiact
328
CHAPTER XXIII
329
KING RICHARD THE THIRD Sec 312 Richards crimes prompted by his isolation
343
Law of God and
345
Acquittal of the accused 315 Accessory before the fact
346
Avouch
347
Disputing with Lunatic
348
Clothing villany with holy writ 319 Warrant no protection against murder 320 Guilty conscience
349
Reward
352
Death without lawful conviction 323 Divine Law against murder
353
Benefit of Sanctuary
354
Moveables 326 Bigamy 327 Levitical Law against niece marrying uncle
356
Demise 330 Corrupted Justice
359
Swords as Laws under Richards reign
360
CHAPTER XXV
361
Session of Court 338 Challenging prejudiced Judge
366
Retainers 340 Appearance in Court
369
Under hand and seal
370
Motion to dismiss appeal 343 Dilatory pleas
371
Adjournment of Court
372
Trial at Law 346 Inventory
373
Commission for office 348 Writ of Praemunire
374
Decree of divorce from Katherine
376
Simony
377
Purging ones self of guilt 352 Verdict based on perjury
378
Accusing one face to face
379
Accusing Counsellor 355 Acting as both Judge and Juror
380
Crime of heresy
381
CHAPTER XXVI
383
Earnest to bind bargain 151 Attachment
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