Observations on the statutes: chiefly the more ancient, from the Magna charta to the twenty-first of James the First, ch. xxvii. With an appendix; being a proposal for new modelling the statutes ...
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Page 282 - It is difficult to account for many of the prevailing vulgar errors with regard to what is supposed to be law. Such are, that the body of a debtor may be taken in execution after his death ; which, however, was practised in Prussia before this present king abolished it by the code Frederique.
Page 65 - Barrington, when he had finished his evidence, "asked him whether he was really cured. Upon which he answered, with a significant smile, that he believed himself never to have had a complaint that deserved to be considered as the evil, but that his parents were poor, and had no objection to the bit of gold.
Page 316 - ... dom. If virtues in an individual are fometimes fuppofed to be ** rewarded in this world, I do not think it too prefumptuous to " fuppofe, that national virtues may likewife meet with their re
Page 282 - ... within these few years separated themselves. The ridicule, however, arises from the change in the barber's situation, and not that of the surgeon. Before the invention of perukes, barbers were not employed often in the low office of...
Page 194 - Somerset, and Gloucester, such as were by blood in a slavish condition, by being born in any of her manors, and to compound with any or all of such bondmen or bondwomen for their manumission and freedom.
Page 130 - Ephron the silver, which he had named in the audience of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, current money with the merchant. And the field of Ephron, which was in Machpelah, which was before Mamre, the field, and the cave which was therein, and all the trees that were in the field, that were in all the borders round about, were made sure unto Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children of Heth, before all that went in at the gate of his city.
Page 325 - ... then have wrought upon him ; and they might have testified that the authors had meant to mend him, but now they can have no honest pretence. I dare say to you, where I am not easily misinterpreted, that there may be cases where one may do his country good service by libelling against a live man ; for where a man is either too great, or his vices too general to be brought under a judiciary accusation, there is no way but this extraordinary accusing, which we call libelling...
Page 281 - of phyfic and furgery (to the perfect knowledge " whereof be requifite both great learning and ripe " experience) is daily within this realm exercifed " by a great multitude of ignorant perfons, of " whom the greater part have no manner of in...
Page 21 - Clmria, was meant chiefly to relate to the trial of the barons by their peers ; though it hath, fortunately for the liberties of this country, been expounded to extend to the trial of all persons by a jury.