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Simpkin, Marshall, 1886 - 208 pages

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Page 185 - That the only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not a sufficient warrant. He cannot rightfully be compelled to do or forbear because it will be better for him to do so, because it will make him happier, because, in the opinion of others, to do so would be wise, or even right.
Page 192 - In the Will work and acquire, and thou hast chained the wheel of Chance, and shall sit hereafter out of fear from her rotations.
Page 185 - These are good reasons for remonstrating with him, or reasoning with him, or persuading him, or entreating him, but not for compelling him, or visiting him with any evil in case he do otherwise.
Page 133 - There was a pause, and a dead silence. I stood naked and bareheaded before them. They stood opposite to me, with their sticks clenched in their hands, ready to strike. I looked at them, and they at me. They hesitated; no one would strike me first. I saw that they wavered, and instinctively, in a moment I felt that I had won. This sudden revulsion of feeling, — though I was still externally motionless, — sent the blood throbbing to my temples with a rush that became almost oppressive. But the...
Page 151 - No rent shall be allowed or made payable in any proceedings under this Act in respect of improvements made by the tenant or his predecessors in title, and for which, in the opinion of the court, the tenant or his predecessors in title shall not have been paid or otherwise compensated by the landlord or his predecessors in title.
Page 96 - Malthus very correctly defines " the rent of land to be that portion of the value of the whole produce which remains to the owner after all the outgoings belonging to its cultivation, of whatever kind, have been paid, including the profits of the capital employed, estimated according to the usual and ordinary rate of the profits of agricultural stock at the time being.
Page 84 - Europe, the very object of entailments, and other limitations, being to secure the property against alienation, and against incumbrances to the prejudice of the heir or successor to the inheritance ; and yet, if the incumbent could not make a lease for a certain time, it would be a great abridgment of the value of the estate to himself, as well as to his successor. The laws, therefore, provide, that certain proprietors of estates for life may lease, on certain terms, for any time not exceeding a...
Page 74 - The first born in the patriarchal ages had a superiority over his brethren, and, in the absence of the father, was priest of the family. Among the Jews, he had a double portion of the inheritance; in the same PRIMITIVE ROCKS.
Page 154 - Reclamation 31. (1.) The Treasury may authorise the Board of Works to advance from time to time out of any moneys in their hands to companies, if they are satisfied with the security, such sums as the Treasury think expedient for the purpose of the reclamation or improvement of waste or uncultivated land or foreshores, drainage of land, or for building of labourers' dwellings, or any other works of agricultural improvement.
Page 75 - The right of primogeniture, which calls the eldest born to the crown, was not introduced into France till very late ; it was unknown to the first and second race of kings. The four sons of Clovis shared the kingdom equally among themselves. Those of Louis le Debonnaire did the same ; and it was not till the race of Hugh Capet ascended the throne, that the prerogative of succession to the crown was appropriated to the first born.

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