The Life of Sir Edward Coke: Lord Chief Justice of England in the Reign of James I : with Memoirs of His Contemporaries, Volumen2


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Página 464 - Sir, my consent shall more acquit you herein to God than all the world can do besides. To a willing man there is no injury done...
Página 237 - Charta, and all the statutes; for they are absolute, without any saving of " sovereign power ;" and should we now add to it, we shall weaken the foundations of law, and then the building must needs fall. Take we heed what we yield unto : Magna Charta is such a fellow, that he will have no
Página 48 - In this business of my brother's that you overtrouble yourself with, I understand from London by some of my friends that you have carried yourself with much scorn and neglect both toward myself and friends; which if it prove true I blame not you but myself, who was ever Your Lordship's assured friend, G.
Página 111 - ... we wish you to remember that we are an old and experienced king, needing no such lessons, being, in our conscience, freest of any king alive from hearing or trusting idle reports...
Página 362 - Thus while you speak in your own element, the law, no man ordinarily equals you ; but when you wander, as you often delight to do, you wander indeed, and give never such satisfaction as the curious time requires. This is not caused by any natural defect, but first for want of election, when you having a large and fruitful mind, should not so much labour what to speak, as to find what to leave unspoken : rich soil*, are often to be weeded.
Página 237 - ... sovereign power" is no parliamentary word. In my opinion, it weakens Magna Charta and all the statutes, for they are absolute, without any saving of sovereign power. And should we now add it, we shall weaken the foundation of law, and then the building must needs fall. Take heed what we yield unto ; Magna Charta is such a fellow, that he will have no sovereign.
Página 387 - IN Britain's isle, no matter where, An ancient pile of building stands : "The Huntingdons and Hattons there Employed the power of fairy hands To raise the ceiling's fretted height, Each panel in achievements clothing, Rich windows that exclude the light, And passages that lead to nothing.
Página 363 - ... censure of a Judge, coming slow but sure should be a brand to the guilty, and a crown to the virtuous. You will jest at any man in public, without respect of the person's dignity or your own : this disgraceth your gravity more than it can advance the opinion of your wit; and so do all actions which we see you do directly with a touch of vain-glory, having no respect to the true end. You make the law to lean too much to your opinion, "whereby you show yourself to be a legal tyrant, striking with...
Página 278 - Statutum de tallagio non concedendo, that no tallage or aid shall be laid or levied by the king or his heirs in this realm, without the good will and assent of the archbishops, bishops, earls, barons, knights, burgesses, and other the freemen of the commonalty of...
Página 33 - But the mother's consent is not had, nor the young gentlewoman's, who expecteth a great fortune from her mother, which, without her consent, is endangered.

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