Reeves' History of the English Law: From the time of the Romans to the end of the reign of Henry III

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Strana cxxiv - The nature of man is intricate, the objects of society are of the greatest possible complexity, and therefore no simple disposition or direction of power can be suitable either to man's nature or to the quality of his affairs.
Strana 263 - England shall be free, and shall have her whole rights and liberties inviolable. We have granted also, and given to all the freemen of our realm, for us and our Heirs for ever...
Strana 270 - Where of late it was provided that religious men should not enter into the fees of any without licence and will of the chief lord of whom such fees be holden immediately...
Strana 48 - ... compensate to the others, who have fenced their part, the damage which there may be done, and let them demand such justice on the cattle as it may be right. But if there be a beast which breaks hedges and goes in everywhere, and he who owns it will not or cannot restrain it ; let him who finds it in his field take it and slay it, and let the owner take its skin and flesh, and forfeit the rest.
Strana 283 - It will be observed that the words are " prteci [if de capite," which latter words, added in the third chapter of Henry III., implied that the land was held of the king in chief, or otherwise the suit should first be brought in the court of the lord of whom the land was held, and hence Lord Coke...
Strana 10 - ... present. But while it continued to be folcland, it could not be alienated in perpetuity; and, therefore, on the expiration of the term for which it had been granted, it reverted to the community, and was again distributed by the same authority.
Strana 286 - ... which the lord of the fee may say that he has jurisdiction. And when we return, or if we desist from our pilgrimage, we shall straightway exhibit full justice to those complaining with regard to these matters. 54. No one shall be taken or imprisoned on account of the appeal of a woman concerning the death of another than her husband. 55. All fines imposed by us unjustly and contrary to the law of the land, and all...
Strana 263 - Fitz-Hugh, and others our liegemen: [1] [We] have in the First place granted to God, and by this our present Charter, have confirmed, for us and our heirs for ever...
Strana cxxiv - These metaphysic rights entering into Common life, like rays of light which pierce into a dense medium, are, by the laws of nature, refracted from their straight line. Indeed in the gross and complicated mass of human passions and concerns the primitive rights of men undergo such a variety of refractions and reflections that it becomes absurd to talk of them as if they continued in the simplicity of their original direction.
Strana 261 - In this clause are clearly contained the writ of habeas corpus, and the trial by jury, — the most effectual securities against oppression which the wisdom of man has hitherto been able to devise.

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