Commentaries on the laws of England, in four books, Band 2

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Printed by A. Strahan and W. Woodfall, for T. Cadell, 1794
 

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Seite 4 - Is not the whole land before thee? Separate thyself, I pray thee, from me. If thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right ; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.
Seite 4 - And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar.
Seite 14 - ... the general introduction and continuance of property, must still unavoidably remain in common, being such wherein nothing but an usufructuary property is capable of being had ; and therefore they still belong to the first occupant, during the time he holds possession of them, and no longer. Such (among others) are the elements of light, air, and water, which a man may occupy by means of his windows, his gardens, his mills, and other conveniences...
Seite 41 - A rent-charge is where the owner of the rent hath no future interest, or reversion expectant in the land : as where a man by deed maketh over to others his whole estate in...
Seite 77 - A statute, which was a greater acquisition to the civil property of this kingdom than even magna charta itself; since that only pruned the luxuriances that had grown out of the military tenures, and thereby preserved them in vigour ; but the statute of King Charles extirpated the whole, and demolished both root and branches.
Seite 131 - But if there be a donee in special tail who holds lands to him and the heirs of his body begotten on Jane his wife : though Jane may be endowed of these lands, yet if Jane dies, and he marries a second wife, that second wife shall never be endowed of the lands entailed; for no issue that she could have, could by any possibility inherit them.
Seite 444 - Where a man is under a moral obligation, which no court of law or equity can enforce, and promises, the honesty and rectitude of the thing is a consideration.
Seite 7 - The labour of his body, and the work of his hands, we may say, are properly his. Whatsoever then he removes out of the state that nature hath provided, and left it in, he hath mixed his labour with, and joined to it something that is his own, and thereby makes it his property.
Seite 72 - The last consequence of tenure in chivalry was escheat; which is the determination of the tenure, or dissolution of the mutual bond between the lord and tenant, from the extinction of the blood of the latter by either natural or civil means: if he died without heirs of his blood, or if his blood was corrupted and stained by commission of treason or felony ; whereby every inheritable quality was entirely blotted out and abolished.

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