Transactions of the National Association for the Promotion of Social Science

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The volume for 1886 is a report of the proceedings of the "Conference on temperance legislation, London, 1886."

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Page 137 - ... no witness in any proceeding, whether a party to the suit or not, shall be liable to be asked or bound to answer any question tending to show that he or she has been guilty of adultery, unless such witness shall have already given evidence in the same proceeding in disproof of his or her alleged adultery.
Page 151 - That all Actions and Proceedings which before the passing of this Act might have been brought in any of Her Majesty's Superior Courts of Record where the Plaintiff dwells more than Twenty Miles from the Defendant, or where the Cause of Action did not arise wholly or in some material Point within the Jurisdiction of the Court within which the Defendant dwells or carries on his Business at the Time of the Action brought...
Page 116 - Where divers and sundry persons craftily obtaining into their hands great substance of other men's goods, do suddenly flee to parts unknown, or keep their houses, not minding to pay or restore to any of their creditors, their debts and duties, but at their own wills and pleasures consume the substance obtained by credit of other men for their own pleasure and delicate living against all reason, equity and good conscience...
Page 255 - ... is one of the most important, if not the most important, of its organic ingredients.
Page 162 - It was the boast of Augustus . . . that he found Rome of brick and left it of marble . . . But how much nobler will be the sovereign's boast when he shall have to say that he found law dear, and left it cheap; found it a sealed book, left it a living letter ; found it the patrimony of the rich, left it the inheritance of the poor; found it the two-edged sword of craft and oppression, left it the staff of honesty and the shield of innocence...
Page 498 - Law, now arrived to, and wantoning in its highest vigour : both founded upon the same unreasonable notions of permanent property in wild creatures ; and both productive of the same tyranny to the commons: but with this difference, that the Forest Laws established only one mighty hunter throughout the land, the Game Laws have raised a little Nimrod in every manor.
Page 27 - ... truth in courts of justice is often obstructed by incapacities created by the present law, and it is desirable that full information as to the facts in issue, both in criminal and in civil cases, should be laid before the persons who are appointed to decide upon them, and that such persons should exercise their judgment on the credit of the witnesses adduced, and on the truth of their testimony...
Page 221 - That is found wandering and not having any Home or settled Place of Abode, or proper Guardianship, or visible Means of Subsistence...
Page 144 - One Rule and Manner of Proceeding for the Recovery of Small Debts and Demands should prevail throughout England : And whereas the County Court is a Court of ancient Jurisdiction having Cognizance of all Pleas of Personal Actions to any Amount by virtue of a Writ of...
Page 274 - ... searching and restless spirit ; or a terrace for a wandering and variable mind to walk up and down with a fair prospect ; or a tower of state for a proud mind to raise itself upon; or a fort or commanding ground for strife and contention; or a shop for profit or sale; and not a rich storehouse for the glory of the Creator and the relief of man's estate.

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