The History and Principles of the Civil Law of Rome: An Aid to the Study of Scientific and Comparative Jurisprudence

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K. Paul, Trench, 1883 - Civil law - 475 pages

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Page 4 - and Paul, at the end of the second and the beginning of the third century, throw a clear light on the law of their day. The Gregorian
Page 263 - Ye may divorce your wives twice, and then either retain them with humanity, or dismiss them with kindness. . . . But if the husband divorce her a third time, she shall not be lawful for him again, until she marry another husband. But if he also divorce her, it shall be no crime in them if they return to each other.
Page 265 - And if a man's or woman's substance be inherited by a distant relation, and he or she have a brother or sister, each of them two shall have a sixth part of the estate; but if there be more than this number, they shall be equal sharers in a third part.
Page 283 - senate, all of them showing the same desire to make the pontifical a copy of the imperial office. The Pope is to inhabit the Lateran Palace, to wear the diadem, the collar, the purple cloak, to carry the sceptre, and to be attended by a body of chamberlains.
Page 264 - If ye fear that ye shall not act with equity towards orphans of the female sex, take in marriage of such other women as please you, two or three or four, and not more. . . . And
Page 305 - A king of England cannot, at his pleasure, make any alterations in the laws of the land, for the nature of his government is not only regal but political.
Page 264 - They who devour usury shall not arise from the dead, but as he ariseth whom Satan hath infected by a touch ; this shall happen to them because they say, Truly selling is but as usury: and yet God hath permitted selling and forbidden usury.
Page 284 - The notion which prevails throughout, that the chief of the religious society must be in every point conformed to his prototype, the chief of the civil, is the key to all the thoughts and acts of the Roman clergy; not less plainly seen in the details of
Page 305 - neither make any alteration or change in the laws of the realm, without the consent of the subjects, nor burden them against their wills with strange impositions.
Page 264 - But if it be a present bargain which ye transact between yourselves, it shall be no crime in you if ye write it not down. And take witnesses when ye sell one to another, and let no harm be done to the

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