Ancient laws of Ireland: Senchus Mór, conclusion : being the corus bescha, or customary law and the book of Aicill

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H.M. Stationery Office, 1873 - Irish language

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Page cxviii - respecting those lordless men of whom no law can be got, that the kindred be commanded that they domicile him to folk-right, and find him a lord in the folk-mote; and if they then will not or cannot produce him at the term, then
Page xl - mothers. These facts of to-day are, in a sense, the most ancient history. In the sciences of law and society, old means not old in chronology, but in structure ; that is most archaic which lies nearest to the beginning of human progress, considered as a development, and that is most modem which is
Page lxxxvii - The form of these responses varied a good deal at different periods of the Roman jurisprudence, but throughout its whole course they consisted of explanatory glosses on authoritative written documents, and at first they were exclusively collections of opinions interpretative of the Twelve Tables. As with us, all legal language
Page cxii - bot' be made with iii. shillings. 47. If both be pierced, let 'bot' be made with vi. shillings. 48. If the nose be otherwise mutilated, for each let ' bot ' be made with vi. shillings. 49. If it be pierced, let ' bot' be made with vi. shillings. 50. Let him who breaks the
Page xxii - Dubhthach was ordered to exhibit the judgments and all the poetry of Erin, and every law which prevailed among the men of Erin, through the law of nature, and the law of the seers, and in the judgments of the island of Erin and in the poets."*
Page xxiii - But there is forgiveness in that sentence, and there is also retaliation. At this day we keep between forgiveness and retaliation, for as at present no one has the power of bestowing Heaven, as Patrick had that day, so no one is put to death for his intentional crimes as long as eric-fine is obtained."*
Page 33 - in the Brehon code by the church and the poets. All the law of nature was just, except the faith and its obligations, and the harmony of the church and the people, and the right of either party from the other and in the other ; for the people have a right in the church, and the church in the people.
Page cxiii - vi. shillings. If the little finger be struck off, let 'bot' be made with xL shillings. 55. For every nail a shilling. 56. For the smallest disfigurement of the face, iii. shillings ; and for the greater, vi. shillings. 57. If any one strike another with his fist on the nose, iii. shillings. 58. If there be a bruise,
Page xxxv - to M'Guire out of every part of the country. The old man, seeming to be much troubled with this demand, made answer that he had such a roll in his keeping before the wars, but that in the late rebellion it was burned among others of his papers and books by certain
Page cxii - pay for it with xx. shillings. 51. For each of the four front teeth, vi. shillings ; for the tooth which stands next to them, iv. shillings; for that which stands next to that, iii. shillings ; and then afterwards, for each

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