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I. the first ages of the decline and fall of the Roman empire, our eye is invariably
fixed on the royal city, which had given laws to the fairest portion of the globe. We
contemplate her fortunes, at first with admiration, at length with pity, always with ...
In his bull, a perpetual law, the imperious Pontiff asserts the truth, validity, and
use of the donation of Constantine, not less essential to the peace of the city than
to the independence of the church; establishes the annual election of the senator;
His oath in the Capitol proclaims his right and duty to observe and assert the laws
, to controul the proud, to protect the poor, and to exercise justice and mercy
within the extent of his jurisdiction. In these useful functions he was assisted by
The discovery of a statue of Pompey, ten feet in length, was the occasion of a law
-suit. It had been found under a partition-wall; the equitable judge had
pronounced, that the head should be separated from the body, to satisfy the
claims of the ...
Codicil, how far admitted by the Roman law respecting testaments, viii. 8o. -
Crnobiles, in monkish history, described, vi. 263. Coinage, how regulated by the
Roman Emperors, xii. 281. . Colchos, the modern Mingrelia, described, vii. 319.
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