Abbrege Des Derniers Mouvemens D'Angleterre; Avec Un Raisonnement Succinct Des Droits Tant Du Roy, Que Du Parlement

Abbrege Des Derniers Mouvemens D'Angleterre; Avec Un Raisonnement Succinct Des Droits Tant Du Roy, Que Du Parlement

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ...isolated ninepin at the top of Farringdon-street, in memory of their illustrious ancestor. So much for escheats: but it never has been decided whether, if a dust contractor should be convicted of high treason in the middle of his contract, the rubbish would escheat to the owner of the soil, or whether the law would come down with the dust to the heir of the contractor. SrNcE we began writing the present elaborate work, we have made it a rule never to sit down to a fresh chapter without reading through the whole of the Statutes at Large, to see what the law originally was; and we then turn to the recent acts, to see what the law is on the subject we are about to treat of. Title by occupancy appears to have been a sort of title that a man acquires to a place in the pit of a theatre, which he takes by the mere act of jumping into it. We had arrived at this conclusion when we lighted on the 29th Car. II., c. 3'; and we gradually kept reading up to the 14th of Geo. II., when, having got as far as chapter 20, we discovered that the title of common occupancy is utterly extinct and abolished. We therefore considered it useless to put the match to that mine of learning with which we were ready to explode, and batter away the barriers to legal knowledge, for, as title by occupancy was semismashed by the 29th Car. II., and received the finishing blow from the 14th of Geo. II., it is not quite consistent with the plan of this work to say anything more upon the subject. In accordance, however, with the quaint practice of the old law-writers, we feel justified in beginning to talk about something else when we find there is nothing to be said about the matter which nominally forms the subject of our chapter. I/Ve therefore rush precipitately from...show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236973631
  • 9781236973634