"Our Constitution.": An Epitome of Our Chief Laws and System of Government. With an Introductory Essay

F. Warne, 1867 - 336 Seiten

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Seite 168 - By marriage, the husband and wife are one person in law ; that is, the very being or legal existence of the woman is deemed suspended during marriage, or at least is incorporated and consolidated into that of the husband, under whose protection she performs every thing.
Seite 77 - year of the reign of King Charles II., intituled, " An Act for the more effectual preserving the King's person and government, by disabling Papists from sitting in either House of Parliament." But if it shall happen that such king or queen, upon his or her succession to the crown of this realm, shall be
Seite 213 - for no business from thenceforth we shall take such manner of aids, tacks, nor prises, but by the common consent of the realm, and for the common profit thereof, saving the ancient aids and prises due and accustomed." Thus was the great principle of parliamentary taxation explicitly acknowledged eighty years after the first enactment of the Great Charter.
Seite 91 - The second being the equitable jurisdiction, which is the most extensive, in which he proceeds by the rules of equity and good conscience, and moderates the rigour of the common law, considering rather the intention than the words of the law, equity being the correction of that wherein the law, by reason of its universality, is deficient. The
Seite 334 - whether freehold or customary freehold, tenant-right, customary or copyhold, or of any other tenure, and whether a corporeal or incorporeal hereditament, it shall go to the executor or administrator of the party that had the estate thereof by virtue of the grant, and if
Seite 334 - come to the executor or administrator either by reason of a special occupancy, or by virtue of this Act, it shall be assets in his hands, and shall be applied and distributed in the same manner as the personal estate of the testator or intestate. The
Seite 128 - constituted for the perpetual distribution of the free alms, or bounty, of the founder of them to such persons as he has directed. Of this kind are all hospitals for the maintenance of the poor, sick, and impotent ; and all colleges, both in our universities and out of them which are founded for
Seite 119 - So very narrowly he caused it to be traced out, that there was not a single hide, nor one virgate of land, nor even an ox, or a cow, nor a swine was left that was not set down." For some reason left unexplained, many parts

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