A Treatise on the Origin and Nature of Dignities, Or Titles of Honor: Containing All the Cases of Peerage, Together with the Mode of Proceeding in Claims of this Kind

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A. Strahan, 1823 - 322 Seiten
 

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Seite 92 - ... the union, have full freedom and intercourse of trade and navigation to and from any port or place within the said united kingdom, and the dominions and plantations thereunto belonging, and that there be a communication of all other rights, privileges, and advantages, which do or may belong to the subjects of either kingdom, except where it is otherwise expressly agreed in these articles.
Seite 102 - I have laboured to make a covenant with myself that affection may not press upon judgment ; for I suppose there is no man that hath any apprehension of gentry or nobleness, but his affection stands to the continuance of so noble a name and house, and would take hold of a twig or a twine thread to uphold it.
Seite 291 - ... presumption is encountered by such evidence as proves to the satisfaction of those who are to decide the question, that such sexual intercourse did not take place at any time when by such intercourse the husband could, according to the laws of nature, be the father of such child.
Seite 94 - Britain may hereafter enjoy the same except the Right and Privilege of sitting in the House of Lords and the Privileges depending thereon and particularly the Right of sitting upon the Trials of Peers.
Seite 291 - ... circumstances as are sufficient to prove, to the satisfaction of those who are to decide the question, that no sexual intercourse did take place between the husband and the wife, at any time when, by such intercourse, the husband could, by the laws of nature, be the father of such child.
Seite 273 - Courts of Law are obliged in cases of this kind to depart from the ordinary rules of evidence ; as it would be impossible to establish descents according to the strict rules, by which contracts are established, and subjects of property regulated ; requiring the facts from the mouth of the witness, who has the knowledge of them. In cases of pedigree therefore recourse is had to a secondary sort of evidence : the best the nature of the subject will admit ; establishing the descent from the only sources,...
Seite 102 - And yet Time hath his revolutions; there must be a period and an end to all temporal things —finis rerum — an end of names. and dignities, and whatsoever is terrene; —and why not of De Vere ?— for where is BOHUN? Where is MOWBRAY? Where is MORTIMER? Nay, which is more, and most of all, where is PLANTAGENET ? They are entombed in the urns and sepulchres of mortality!
Seite 293 - And from and after his decease, To the use and behoof of the heirs male of the body of the said CS lawfully to be begotten as they and every of them shall be in priority of birth : And in default of such issue...
Seite 91 - That no patent of honour granted to any Peer of Great Britain who was a Peer of Scotland at the time of the Union can enable such Peer to sit and vote in Parliament, or to sit upon the trial of Peers...
Seite 102 - I heard a great peer of this realm, and a learned, say, when he lived there was no king in Christendom had such a subject as Oxford.

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