Reports of Cases Decided by the English Courts: With Notes and References to Kindred Cases and Authorities, Volume 14

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Page 540 - We think that the true rule of law is that the person who, for his own purposes, brings on his land and collects and keeps there anything likely to do mischief if it escapes, must keep it in at his peril ; and if he does not do so, is prima facie answerable for all the damage which is the natural consequence of its escape.
Page 843 - ... unless it is shown to the satisfaction of the court that the circumstances of the case made a departure from the regulation necessary.
Page 472 - Execution thereof, shall, together with an Affidavit of the Time of such Bill of Sale being made or given, and a Description of the Residence and Occupation of the Person making or giving the same...
Page 146 - In form it is a fiction : in substance, a remedy to recover the value of personal chattels wrongfully converted by another to his own use.
Page 677 - If in any case of collision it appears to the Court before which the case is tried that such collision was occasioned by the nonobservance of any...
Page 309 - But the new promise, and not the old debt, is the measure of the creditor's right. If a debtor simply acknowledges an old debt, the law implies from that simple acknowledgment a promise to pay it; for which promise the old debt is a sufficient consideration. But if the debtor promises to pay the old debt when he is able, or by instalments, or in two years, or out of a particular fund, the creditor can claim nothing more than the promise gives him.
Page 536 - ... cannot be proved without the testimony of such witness, the said devise, legacy, interest or appointment shall be void, so far only as concerns such witness or any claiming under him ; and such person shall be a competent witness, and compellable to testify respecting the execution of said will, in like manner as if no such devise or bequest had been made.
Page 564 - Term last, obtained a rule calling upon the plaintiff to show cause why the verdict should not be entered for the defendant on the...
Page 113 - ... shall in proportion to the amount thereof confer on the holders thereof respectively the same privileges and advantages for the purpose of voting at meetings of the company and for other purposes as would have been conferred by shares of equal amount in the capital of the company...
Page 230 - approbate' and 'reprobate' and in our courts more commonly the doctrine of 'election,' where a deed or will professes to make a general disposition of property for the benefit of a person named in it, such person cannot accept a benefit under the instrument without at the same time conforming to all its provisions and renouncing every right inconsistent with them.

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