Studies in History, Economics, and Public Law, Volume 15

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Columbia University Press, 1902 - Political science

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Page v - There shall never be one lost good! What was, shall live as before; The evil is null, is naught, is silence implying sound; What was good shall be good, with, for evil, so much good more; On the earth the broken arcs; in the heaven a perfect round.
Page 38 - But if the ox were wont to push with his horn in time past, and it hath been testified to his owner, and he hath not kept him in, but that he hath killed a man or a woman ; the ox shall be stoned, and his owner also shall be put to death.
Page 142 - I, then, Alfred, king, gathered these together, and commanded many of those to be written which our forefathers held, those which to me seemed good ; and many of those which seemed to me not good I rejected them, by the counsel of my
Page 12 - The very considerations which judges most rarely mention, and always with an apology, are the secret root from which the law draws all the juices of life. I mean of course, considerations of what is expedient for the community concerned.
Page 14 - The distinction of public wrongs from private, of crimes and misdemeanors from civil injuries, seems principally to consist in this: that private wrongs or civil injuries are an infringement or privation of the civil rights which belong to individuals, considered merely as individuals...
Page 247 - ... to the law. They were looked upon as good subjects at court, and as good neighbours in the country ; all the restraints and reproaches of former times being forgotten.
Page 342 - Get but the truth once uttered, and 'tis like A star new-born, that drops into its place, And which, once circling in its placid round, Not all the tumult of the earth can shake.
Page 216 - Sixty-one clergymen, forty-seven laymen, and two gentlewomen suffered capital punishment for some or other of the spiritual felonies and treasons which had been lately created.
Page 248 - Uniformity, 1662, the Conventicle Act, 1664, and the Five-Mile Act, 1665, abundantly prove. The Act of Uniformity, 13 and 14 Car. II., c. iv, 3, decreed that every beneficed minister, fellow of a college and even schoolmaster must unfeignedly agree to all the contents of the book of common prayer. About 2000 Presbyterian clergymen were deprived for non-compliance with this act, on St. Bartholemew's day, in the year 1662.
Page 228 - ... burglary, house-breaking and putting in fear, highway robbery, horse stealing, stealing from the person above the value of a shilling, rape, and abduction with intent to marry. In the case of persons who could not read, all felonies, including manslaughter, every kind of theft above the value of a shilling, and all robbery, were capital crimes.

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