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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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The Irish Law Times and Solicitors' Journal, Volume 24

Law - 1890
...PUtchtr v. Rylandt, LB 3 HL 330, is that the perHon who, for IIIH own purposes, bringt on his lands, and collects and keeps there, anything likely to do mischief if it escapen, niant keep it in at hisjjgril, and, if be does not do so, iť prima facie answerable for all...
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Cases on Torts: Selected and Arranged for the Use of Law Students in ...

Francis Marion Burdick - Torts - 1891 - 384 pages
...English view is by Blackburn, J., who says in Fletcher v. Rt/lands, LR 1. Ex. 279, 280, 281, 282, — " 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 a^his...
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A Treatise on the Measure of Damages: Or, An Inquiry Into the ..., Volume 1

Theodore Sedgwick, Arthur George Sedgwick - Damages - 1891
...Stearns, 30 Vt. 443. this decision was reversed, Blackburn, J., delivering the opinion. He said : " 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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The Law of Electricity: A Treatise on the Rules of the Law Relating to ...

Seymour Dwight Thompson - Electric engineering - 1891 - 525 pages
...in the celebrated case of Fletcher v. Rylands, affirmed by the House of Lords in ipsissimis verbis: "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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Essays in Jurisprudence and Legal History

Sir John William Salmond - Contracts - 1891 - 236 pages
...fire. Thus, in the judgment of the Exchequer Chamber, in the case just mentioned, it is said : (2) " We think that the true rule of law is, that the person who, for his own purposes, brings on land and collects and keeps there anything likely to do mischief if it escapes, must keep it in at...
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Commentaries on the Present Laws of England, Volume 1

Thomas Brett - English law - 1891 - 1294 pages
...the Court below, and quoted with approval by the Lord Chancellor (Cairns). " We think that the true 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 at...
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A Manual of Railway Law

Francis Montagu Preston - Railroad companies - 1892 - 318 pages
...If the company were an ordinary individual they would be liable for this, for the rule is that any person who, for his own purposes, brings on his land...and keeps there anything likely to do mischief if it escapes—such as fire or water—he keeps it at his peril, unless he can show that its escape was...
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Sessional Papers - Legislature of the Province of Ontario, Volume 8

Ontario. Legislative Assembly - Ontario - 1893
...Court of the Exchequer Chamber, where he states the opinion of that court as the law in these words : ' We think that the true rule of law is that the person...likely to do mischief if it escapes, must keep it at his peril ; and if he does not do so, he is prima facie answerable for all damage which is the natural...
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Architect, Owner and Builder Before the Law: A Summary of American and ...

Theodore Minot Clark - Architects - 1894 - 387 pages
...gave judgment for the plaintiff. This principle was described by the court as follows: " The general " rule of law is that the person who for his own purposes..."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...
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Architect, Owner and Builder Before the Law: A Summary of American and ...

Theodore Minot Clark - Architects - 1894 - 387 pages
...judgment for the plaintiff. This principle was described by the court as follows : " The general " rule of law is that the person who for his own purposes...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...
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