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to Sir Francis Vere.......
to Mr. Cawfielde..
Lord Bacon to Mr. Tobie Matthew....
to my Lord Montjoye....
The Marquis of Buckingham to the Lord Chan-
cellor and the Lord Mandeville, Lord Trea-
surer of England.....
Sir Francis Bacon to the Reverend University of
The Earl of Buckingham to the Lord Keeper Bacon 214
Sir Francis Bacon to Lord Norris, in answer to him 214
to the King...
The Lord Chancellor and two Chief Justices to
the Marquis of Buckingham...
Sir Francis Bacon to King James..
Lord Bacon to the Count Gondomar, Ambassador
from the Court of Spain......
to Count Gondomar.
to Count Gondomar, then in Spain.... 217
THE ELEMENTS OF THE COMMON LAWS OF
THE MAXIMS OF THE LAW.
1. In jure non remota causa, sed proxima
2. Non potest adduci exceptio ejusdem rei,
cujus petitur dissolutio.......
3 Verba fortius accipiuntur contra proferentem 225
'THE USE OF THE LAW: PROVIDED FOR PRESERVA-
OF ALL Persons, Goods, AND GOOD
5. Of the peace..
Justices of peace ordained in lieu of conserva-
tors ; of placing and displacing of justices
of peace by use delegated from the king to
the chancellor ...
The power of the justice of peace to fine the
offenders to the crown, and not to recom-
pense the party grieved.....
Authority of the justices of peace, through
whom ran all the county services to the
Beating, killing, burning of houses.
Attachments for surety of the peace..
justices at their sessions..... ... 250
Quarter-sessions held by the justices of peace. 250
The authority of justices of the peace out of
Judges of assize came in place of the ancient
judges in eyre, about the time of R. H.... 251
England divided into six circuits, and two
learned men in the laws assigned by the
king's commission to ride twice a year
through those shires allotted to that circuit,
for the trial of private titles to lands and
goods, and all treasons and felonies, which
the county courts meddle not in......... 251
The authority of the judges in eyre translated
by Parliament to justices of assize...... 251
The authority of the justice of assizes much
lessened by the Court of Common Pleas,
erected in Henry IIl's. time...... 251
The justices of assize have at this day five
commissions by which they sit, viz., 1.
Oyer and Terminer. 2. Jail Delivery. 3.
To take assizes. 4. To take Nisi Prius.
Book allowed to clergy for the scarcity of
them to be disposed in religious houses.. 252
The course the judges hold in their circuits in
the execution of their commission concern-
ing the taking of Nisi Prius....... 253
The justices of the peace and the sheriff are to
attend the judges in their county........ 253
Of property of lands to be gained by entry.. 253
Land left by the sea belongeth to the king..... 253
Property of lands by descent....
Three rules of descent..
Customs of certain places..
Every heir having land is bound by the binding
acts of his ancestors, if he be named..... 254
Property of lands by escheat..
In escheat two things are to be observed... 255
Concerning the tenure of lands. ....... 255
The reservations in knight's service tenure are
Homage and fealty......
Knight's service in capite is a tenure de per-
Grand serjeantry, petty serjeantry............ 256
The institution of soccage in capite, and that
it is now turned into moneys rents...... 256
Ancient demesne, what.....
Office of alienation......
How manors were at first created. ........... 256
Knight's service tenure reserved to common
Soccage tenure reserved by the lord....... 257
He that standeth mute forfeiteth no lands, ex-
When a will is made, and no executor named,
Lease for years go to the executors, and not to
cor, UPON THE STATUTE OF Uses, being
Of the new device, called a perpetuity, which
Use or Court's LEET, SHeriff's Turn,
Property in goods: 1. By gift. 2. By sale.
the bishop, if he have not intermeddled
Stat. Recog. 3. Debts by bonds and bills
Aphorisms on the Interpretation of Nature and
The Second Book of Aphorisms on the Inter-
THIRD PART OF THE GREAT INSTAURATION.
Nature durable, and not durable....... 470
Length and Shortness of Life in Man.. 479
Movable canons of the duration of life and
sound fills, together and severally..... 539 | INDEX.