Annual Report of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Volume 1

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Page 204 - Men who their duties know, But know their rights, and, knowing, dare maintain, Prevent the long-aimed blow, And crush the tyrant while they rend the chain ; These constitute a state ; And sovereign law, that state's collected will, O'er thrones and globes elate, Sits empress, crowning good, repressing ill.
Page 204 - Where low-browed baseness wafts perfume to pride. No : — men, high-minded men, With powers as far above dull brutes endued In forest, brake, or den, As beasts excel cold rocks and brambles rude, — Men who their duties know, But know their rights, and, knowing, dare maintain, Prevent the long-aimed blow, And crush the tyrant while they rend the chain ; These constitute a State...
Page 320 - Such colonists carry with them only so much of the English law as is applicable to their own situation and the condition of an infant colony ; such, for instance, as the general rules of inheritance; and of protection from personal injuries.
Page 140 - States and maintain representative government; to advance the science of jurisprudence : to promote the administration of justice...
Page 382 - Of lawyers and physicians I shall say nothing, because this country is very peaceable and healthy ; long may it so continue and never have occasion for the tongue of the one nor the pen of the other, both equally destructive to men's estates and lives ; besides forsooth, they, hangmanlike, have a license to murder and make mischief.
Page 222 - And the legislature shall vest in the said courts such other powers to grant relief in equity as shall be found necessary; and may, from time to time, enlarge or diminish those powers, or vest them in such other courts as they shall judge proper for the due administration of justice.
Page 320 - For it hath been held, that if an uninhabited country be discovered and planted by English subjects, all the English laws then in being, which are the birth-right of every subject, are immediately there in force.
Page 218 - I took a trip once with Penn to his colony of Pennsylvania. The laws there are contained in a small volume ; and are so extremely good, that there has been no alteration wanted in any one of them, ever since Sir William made them. — They have no lawyers.
Page 96 - ... a long pull, a strong pull, and a pull all together...
Page 167 - You are old,' said the youth, 'and your jaws are too weak For anything tougher than suet; Yet you finished the goose, with the bones and the beak - Pray how did you manage to do it?

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