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RIGHTS OF PERSONS,
ACCORDING TO THE
TEXT OF BLACKSTONE,
ALTERATIONS DOWN TO THE PRESENT TIME.
OF LINCOLN'S INN, ESQ., BARRISTER AT LAW, M. P.
67, CHANCERY LANE,
TABLE OF CONTENTS.
SECTION THE FIRST.
ON THE STUDY OF THE LAW.
Deficiency of knowledge of the law by English gentlemen.-Compa-
rative merits of the Roman and English law.—The advantages of
SECTION THE SECOND.
OF THE NATURE OF LAWS IN GENERAL.
Law in its general sense. -Law as the rule of human conduct. The
law of nature, which is superior to any other.-Reason for the
SECTION THE THIRD.
THE LAWS OF ENGLAND,
Municipal law is divided into lex non scripta or common law, and
lex scripta or statute law.-COMMON LAW, in what it is contained.
SECTION THE FOURTH.
OF THE COUNTRIES SUBJECT TO THE LAWS OF ENGLAND.
Wales, and the recent alterations in its courts.-Scotland, the altera-
tions in the law as to this country.-Berwick.-Ireland, what acts
CHAPTER THE FIRST.
OF THE ABSOLUTE RIGHTS OF INDIVIDUALS.
Rights of persons.—How the subject may be divided.-Absolute
rights. — Natural liberty defined.—Political liberty defined.-
CHAPTER THE SECOND.
OF THE PARLIAMENT.
The origin and history of parliament.-I. As to the manner of as-
sembling parliament.-The convention parliaments of 1660 and 1688.
CHAPTER THE THIRD.
OF THE KING AND HIS TITLE.
The crown is hereditary, but the hereditary right may be changed or
limited by parliament. This principle established and illustrated
CHAPTER THE FOURTH
OF THE KING'S ROYAL FAMILY.
The queen is either regnant, consort, or dowager.—The queen consort.
-Her exemptions and prerogatives.-Her pecuniary advantages.-