Remarks on the General Sea-Bathing Infirmary at West Brook, Near Margate; Its Public Utility and Local Treatment

Remarks on the General Sea-Bathing Infirmary at West Brook, Near Margate; Its Public Utility and Local Treatment

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1820 edition. Excerpt: ...all the parishes in the country. By law, no ornaments could be put up in a church without the concurrence of the Ordinary, except those which were directed by the Canons; but where such consent was obtained (as in the present instance), he submitted that the ornaments, whatever they might be, legally belonged to the Rector, in consideration of the extra duty imposed upon him, resulting from the occasion of such ornaments being put up. This right, however, he admitted, depended upon custom, but he contended that such a custom was good in law. Supposing him, therefore, to be right in his pro position, that such a custom would be good, the only question would be, whether the evidence he had to adduce would support the custom. He was prepared to prove that such was the custom throughout all the parishes in the kingdom. Mr. Justice Bayley said he could not receive evidence of the general custom, because that would in effect be giving evidence of the general law of the land. Mr. Coniyn resumed, and said, that such being the opinion of the Learned Judge as to the general custom, he should confine himself to the proof of the custom which existed in the particular parish. It was impossible to trace the reason for such a custom; but if in point of fact it was found to exist, that would be sufficient for the purpose of the present case. He was in a condition to prove, by the oldest inhabitants of the parish, that on all occasions of public mourning, when the church was hung with black cloth, it was the universal and undeviating custom for the Vicar to take that portion of the cloth which surrounded the pulpit, and covered the communion table, and that the other parts were appropriated to the Clerk and the Sexton. In the discussion of this question, the...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236533054
  • 9781236533050