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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books. Seventh Edition
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Page 247 - Forgery at common law has been defined as 'the fraudulent making or alteration of a writing to the prejudice of another man's right
Page 67 - ... is held to be a part of the law of the land. And those acts of parliament, which have from time to time been made to enforce this universal law, or to facilitate the execution of its decisions, are not to be considered as introductive of any new rule, but merely as declaratory of the old fundamental constitutions of the kingdom : without which it must cease to be a part of the civilized world.
Page 255 - Such recognizance for keeping the peace, when given, may be forfeited by any actual violence, or even an assault or menace to the...
Page 18 - It is a melancholy truth, that, among the variety of actions which men are daily liable to commit, no less than a hundred and sixty have been declared, by act of parliament, to be felonies without benefit of clergy ; or, in other words, to be worthy of instant death.
Page 160 - Engrossing was also described to be the getting into one's possession, or buying up, large quantities of corn or other dead victuals, with intent to sell them again. This must of course be injurious to the public, by putting it in the power of one or two rich men to raise the price of provisions at their own discretion.
Page 67 - In arbitrary states, this law, wherever it contradicts, or is not provided for by, the municipal law, of the country, is enforced by the royal power ; but since in England no royal power can introduce a new law, or suspend the execution of the old, therefore the law of nations (wherever...
Page 235 - ... and unreclaimed, such as deer, hares, and conies, in a forest, chase, or warren ; fish, in an open river or pond ; or wild fowls at their natural liberty...
Page 241 - ... the felonious and forcible taking from the person of another of goods or money to any value, by violence or putting him in fear...
Page 232 - Lands, tenements, and hereditaments (either corporeal or incorporeal) cannot in their nature be taken and carried away. And of things likewise that adhere to the freehold, as corn, grass, trees, and the like, or lead upon a house, no larceny could be committed by the rules of the common law ; but the severance of them was, and in many things is still, merely a trespass : which depended on a subtilty in the legal notions of our ancestors.