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The British Reformer's Advocate, and Political Instructor: Being an ...
D. P. Whitehead
Ingen forhåndsvisning tilgjengelig - 2017
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Side 161 - ... shall be understood to include several matters as well as one matter, and several persons as well as one person, and females as well as males, and bodies corporate as well as individuals, unless it be otherwise specially providqd, or there be something in the subject or context repugnant to such construction...
Side 59 - That it is a high infringement upon the liberties and privileges of the Commons of Great Britain, for any Lord of .Parliament, or any Lord- lieutenant of any county, to concern themselves in the elections of members to serve for the Commons in Parliament.
Side 29 - In every other respect, nothing can be more contrary to the real interest of a numerous family than a right which, in order to enrich one, beggars all the rest of the children *. Entails are the natural consequences of the law of primogeniture.
Side 161 - Party affected or intended to be affected by the Offence, hath used or shall use Words importing the Singular Number or the Masculine Gender only, yet the Statute shall be understood to include several Matters as well as One Matter, and several Persons as well as One Person, and Females as well as Males, and Bodies Corporate as well as Individuals, unless it be otherwise specially provided, or there be something in the Subject or Context repugnant to such Construction ; and wherever any Forfeiture...
Side 29 - They are founded upon the most absurd of all suppositions, the supposition that every successive generation of men have not an equal right to the earth, and to all that it possesses ; but that the property of the present generation should be restrained and regulated according to the fancy of those who died perhaps five hundred years ago.
Side 153 - III. : though doubtless there were many acts before that time, the records of which are now lost, and the determinations of them perhaps at present currently received for the maxims of the old common law.
Side 31 - Upon this, the bailiff made an affidavit that, when he arrested the said lord, he was so mean in his apparel, as having a worn-out suit of clothes, and a dirty shirt on, and but...
Side 162 - Notwithstanding the laborious and tiresome precision of statutes, they frequently comprise the most egregious blunders. There is a singular instance of one in the 53d George III. : by the 18th section, one half the penalty is to go to the king and the other half to the informer : but the penalty happened in this case not to be a fine, but fourteen years' transportation ; so that fourteen years' transportation were to be equally divided between Messrs.