The Parish: Its Powers and Obligations at Law, as Regards the Welfare of Every Neighbourhood, and in Relation to the State : Its Officers and Committees : and the Responsibility of Every Parishioner...

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Page 441 - And it appears in our books, that in many cases, the common law will control acts of parliament, and sometimes adjudge them to be utterly void ; for when an act of parliament is against common right and reason, or repugnant, or impossible to be performed, the common law will control it, and adjudge such act to be void ; and therefore in 8 E 330 ab Thomas Tregor's case on the statutes of W.
Page 174 - The discretion of a judge is the law of tyrants : it is always unknown ; it is different in different men ; it is casual, and depends upon constitution, temper, and passion. In the best, it is oftentimes caprice ; in the worst it is every vice, folly, and passion, to which human nature is liable.'*- — Lord Camden.
Page 275 - Majesty, and her most noble progenitors, as by sundry other well-disposed persons: some for relief of aged, impotent and poor people, some for maintenance of sick and maimed soldiers and mariners...
Page 504 - On which the young men and maids meet To exercise their dancing feet ; Tripping the comely country round, With daffodils and daisies crown'd. Thy wakes, thy quintels here thou hast, Thy May-poles, too, with garlands grac'd ; Thy morris dance, thy Whitsun ale, Thy shearing feast which never fail ; Thy harvest-home, thy wassail bowl, That's toss'd up after fox i...
Page 30 - ... shall have the said churches in proper use, and by their successors to the poor parishioners of the said churches, in aid of their living and sustenance for ever, and also that the vicar be well and sufficiently endowed.
Page 96 - Yet notwithstanding, all parsons, vicars, and curates, shall teach and declare unto their parishioners, that they may with a safe and quiet conscience, after their common prayer in the time of harvest, labour upon the holy and festival days, and save that thing which God hath sent...
Page 79 - All Churchwardens or Quest-men in every parish, shall be chosen by the joint consent of the Minister and the parishioners, if it may be ; but if they cannot agree upon such a choice, then the Minister shall choose one, and the parishioners another...
Page 469 - Common- Good : Or, The Improvement of Commons, Forrests, and Chases, By Inclosure. Wherein the Advantage of the Poor, the Common Plenty of all, And the Increase and Preservation of Timber, with other things of common concernment, are considered. By ST London, Printed for Francis Tyton, &c.
Page 475 - And also to raise weekly or otherwise (by Taxation of every Inhabitant, Parson, Vicar and other, and of every Occupier of Lands, Houses, Tithes impropriate, Propriations of Tithes, Coal-Mines, or saleable Underwoods in the said Parish...
Page 339 - Surveyor shall have Power to make, scour, cleanse, and keep open all Ditches, Gutters, Drains, or Watercourses, and also to make and lay such Trunks, Tunnels, Plats, or Bridges, as he shall deem necessary, in and through any Lands or Grounds adjoining or lying near to any Highway...

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