The Comic Blackstone of "Punch."

The Comic Blackstone of "Punch."

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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. 1844 edition. Excerpt: ...Sands to wit--but when the tide comes up, the" occupant is glad to release his claim by means of a regular conveyance. _ It is a maxim, that whatever hath no owner is vested by law in the sovereign; but this is hardly correct, for an infant left deserted, without an owner, on the step of a door, with a flannel waistcoat on, is vested in the flannel, without being vested in the sovereign. TITLE by Prescription has been held by some to be the title which a chemist has to charge for medicine, because he has generally the prescription to show for it. Prescription, however, is a title of which no one can remember the _origin--a doctrine which was very agreeable to those pre tenders to the English throne who found it convenient not to remember that any one else had a better claim to it, and they carried their shortness of memory so far as very frequently to forget themselves. The inconvenience of having title by prescription de pendent on such a very vague business as a matter of memory, induced the legislature to pass the 2d and 3d Will. IV., c. 71, which materially shortens the time of precription. A right of common cannot be defeated by showing the commencement of it, after thirty years; so that a donkey, who has enjoyed the luxury of a rollick on the village green during the period alluded to, cannot afterwards be ousted by a reference to the period at which he was first invested with the order of the thistle. After sixty years--and it has been quaintly said by all the judges sitting in Banco that donkeys never die--the animal's right becomes absolute, unless he has, from time to time, had the consent of the owners. Forty years will give a right of way; so that if a man can contrive to commit a trespass uninterruptedly for forty...show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236896009
  • 9781236896001