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Lee and Shepard, 1871 - 212 páginas
 

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Página 8 - inventory ' includes a description of a person as well as of those parts of his dress or other matters which are particularly specified. Thus Shakespeare speaks of a lady being inventoried : ' I will give out divers schedules of my beauty: it shall be inventoried, and every particle and utensil labelled to my will.
Página 42 - became a bricklayer when he came to age," and was his father, one of the rioters confirms the story by saying, " Sir, he made a chimney in my father's house, and the bricks are alive at this day to testify it ; therefore deny it not.
Página 123 - against John Bunyan ran thus: " John Bunyan hath devilishly and perniciously abstained from coming to church to hear Divine service, and is a common upholder of several unlawful meetings and conventicles, to the disturbance and distraction of the good subjects of this kingdom, contrary to the laws of our sovereign lord the King.
Página 43 - MANSFIELD, while confessing a wish for popularity, added, in words which cannot be too often quoted, " But it is that popularity which follows, not that which is run after; it is that popularity which, sooner or later, never fails to do justice to the pursuit of noble ends by noble means.
Página 87 - Glendower. I can call spirits from the vasty deep. Hotspur. Why, so can I, or so can any man ; But will they come when you do call for them
Página 115 - have occasion to remember the proverb of Solomon : ' He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it, and he that hateth suretyship is sure.' But they are nevertheless held liable upon their contracts, otherwise there would be no smarting, and the proverb would fail.
Página 198 - The Statute of Frauds enacts that no action shall be brought upon " any agreement that is not to be performed within the space of one year from the making thereof,
Página 112 - It were infinite for the law to judge the causes of causes, and their impulsions one of another : therefore it contenteth itself with the immediate cause ; and judgeth of acts by that, without looking to any further degree.
Página 34 - 0, quite enough to get, sir, as the soldier said ven they ordered 'im three 'undred and fifty lashes," replied Sam. " You must not tell us what the soldier, or any other man, said, sir," interposed the judge; "it's not evidence.
Página 34 - the case of Bardell v. Pickwick: — " I believe you are in the service of Mr. Pickwick, the defendant in this case. Speak up, if you please, Mr. Weller." " I mean to speak up, sir," replied Sam. " I am in the service o' that 'ere genl'man, and wery good service it is." "Little to do, and plenty to get, I suppose ?

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