Shakespeare's Legal Maxims

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Henry Young & Sons, 1907 - Broj stranica: 61
 

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Stranica 27 - Give me leave. Here lies the water ; good : here stands the man ; good : if the man go to this water, and drown himself, it is, will he, nill he, he goes, — mark you that ; but if the water come to him and drown him, he drowns not himself : argal, he that is not guilty of his own death shortens not his own life. Sec. Clo. But is this law ? First Clo. Ay, marry, is 't ; crowner's quest law. Sec. Clo. Will you ha' the truth on't ? If this had not been a gentlewoman, she should have been buried out...
Stranica 11 - ... sworn to determine, not according to his own private judgment, but according to the known laws and customs of the land; not delegated to pronounce a new law, but to maintain and expound the old one.
Stranica 10 - It must not be ; there is no power in Venice Can alter a decree established : 'Twill be recorded for a precedent ; And many an error, by the same example, Will rush into the state : it cannot be.
Stranica 10 - Yes, here I tender it for him in the Court; Yea, twice the sum : if that will not suffice, I will be bound to pay it ten times o'er, On forfeit of my hands, my head, my heart. If this will not suffice, it must appear. That malice bears down truth : and, I beseech you, Wrest once the law to your authority : To do a great right, do a little wrong, And curb this cruel devil of his will.
Stranica 28 - There with fantastic garlands did she come Of crow-flowers, nettles, daisies, and long purples That liberal shepherds give a grosser name, But our cold maids do dead men's fingers call them. There, on the pendent boughs her coronet weeds Clambering to hang, an envious sliver broke ; When down her weedy trophies and herself Fell in the weeping brook.
Stranica 12 - ... it is of the greatest consequence to the law of England and to the subject, that these powers of the judge and the jury are kept distinct; that the judge determine the law, and the jury the fact ; and if ever they come to be confounded, it will prove the confusion and destruction of the law of England.
Stranica 17 - Hell is murky. Fie, my lord, fie ! a soldier, and afeard? What need we fear who knows it, when none can call our power to account?
Stranica 18 - As if my brother liv'd : I partly think, A due sincerity govern'd his deeds, Till he did look on me ; since it is so, Let him not die : My brother had but justice, * Reason and affection.
Stranica 23 - ALL crimes have their conception in a corrupt intent, and have their consummation and issuing in some particular fact ; which though it be not the fact at which the intention of the malefactor levelled, yet the law giveth him no advantage of that error if another particular ensue of as high a nature.
Stranica 27 - t is found so. 1 Clo. It must be se offendendo; it cannot be else. For here lies the point: if I drown myself wittingly, it argues an act, and an act hath three branches; it is, to act, to do, and to perform: argal, she drowned herself wittingly.

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