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" We think that the true rule of law is, that the person who for his own purposes brings on his lands 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... "
Reports of Cases Decided by the English Courts: With Notes and References to ... - Page 318
by Nathaniel Cleveland Moak - 1872
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A Treatise on Torts: And the Legal Remedies for Their Redress

Sydney Hastings - Torts - 1885 - 455 pages
...judgment pronounced by the Court of Exchequer Chamber (j) in the same case. Blackburn, J., there says, " We think that the true rule of law is, that the person who for his own purposes brings on his lauds and collects and keeps there an>-- thing likely to do mischief if it escapes, must keep it at...
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Atlantic Reporter, Volume 28

Law reports, digests, etc - 1894
...was liable for the injury sustained by the plaintiff. In the court of exchequer, Blackburn, J., says: "We think that the true rule of law is that the person who, for his own purposes, brings on his lands, and collects and keeps there, anything likely to do mischief If it escapes, must keep it in...
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The Law Quarterly Review, Volume 2

Frederick Pollock - Law - 1886
...answerable for escape arising from any latent defect which ordinary prudence and skill could not detect ' We think that the true rule of law is, that the person who for his own purposes brings on his lands and collects and keeps there, anything likely to do mischief if it escapes, must keep it in at...
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Harvard Law Review, Volume 29

Electronic journals - 1916
...negligence. This last point indeed was not decided, for Car stairs v. Taylor 10 went off on another ground; 7 "We think that the true rule of law is, that the person who for his own purposes brings on his lands and collects and keeps there anything likely to do mischief if it escapes, must keep it in at...
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Harvard Law Review, Volume 22

Electronic journals - 1909
...in that case which places this liability at the highest point, 3 and in a passage already set out, that " the true rule of law is that the person who for his own purposes brings on his lands and collects and keeps there anything likely to do mischief if it escapes must keep it in at...
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The Southwestern Reporter, Volume 57

Law reports, digests, etc - 1900
...following language Is quoted from an English decision: " Whoever, for hie own purposes, brings on hie land, and collects and keeps there, anything likely to do mischief If It escapea, most keep U lo at his peril." The foregoing' are common-law authorities "after the siraightegt...
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ESSENTIALS OF THE LAW. VOL.III COMPRISING THE ESSENTIAL PARTS OF POLLOCK ON ...

MARSHALL D. EWELL - 1888
...thought, merely a duty to take all reasonable and prudent precautions in order to keep it in, but no more. "We think that the true rule of law is, that the person who for his own purposes brings on his lands and collects and keeps there, anything likely to do mischief if it escapes, must keep it in at...
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American Constitutional Law, Volume 1

John Innes Clark Hare - Constitutional law - 1889
...and the law was laid down as follows in the Exchequer Chamber, and sustained in the House of Lords : "The person who for his own purposes brings on his...likely to do mischief if it escapes, must keep it at his peril, and if he does not do so, is prima facie answerable for all the damage which is the natural...
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The American and English Encyclopedia of Law, Volume 8

John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland - Law - 1889
...dangerous or liable to do mischief if it escape, viz. : One who, for his own purposes, brings upon his land, and collects and keeps there, anything likely to do mischief if it escape, must keep it in at his peril, and if he does not do so is prima fade answerable for all the...
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The Law of Torts: A Treatise on the Principles of Obligations Arising from ...

Frederick Pollock - Torts - 1890 - 616 pages
...answerable for escape arising from any latent defect which ordinary prudence and skill could not detect " We think that the true rule of law is, that the person who for his own purposes brings on his lands, and collects and keeps there, anything likely to do mischief if it escapes, must keep it in...
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