A view of society in Europe in its progress from rudeness to refinement: or, Inquiries concerning the history of law, government, and manners
Printed for J. Bell and J. Murray, 1778 - 433 páginas
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Página 153 - Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me : if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right ; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.
Página 301 - Je sais que vous êtes gay et amoureux, et que volontiers vous trouvez entre dames et damoiselles : si , dites partout où vous irez que je le vous ai donné.
Página 47 - The admiffion of their youth to the privilege of bearing arms* was a matter of too much importance to be left to chance or their own choice. A form was invented by which they were advanced to that honour* The council of the diftrid, or of the canton to which the candidate belonged, was aflembled.
Página 390 - Londoniarum habeat omnes antiquas libertates et liberas consuetudines suas, [tam per terras quam per aquas.] Praeterea volumus et concedimus quod omnes aliae civitates, et burgi, et villae, et portus, habeant omnes libertates et liberas consuetudines suas.
Página 250 - King's Highness, his heirs and successors kings of this realm shall have the whole and sole power and authority, thereof united and knit to the imperial crown of this realm...
Página 166 - De minoribus rebus principes consultant ; de majoribus omnes : ita tamen, ut ea quoque, quorum penes plebem arbitrium est, apud principes pertractentur.
Página 173 - The women are the chief if not the only manufacturers ; the men judge that if they performed that office, it would exceedingly depreciate them.
Página 48 - A captive of the nation with whom. they were at variance, and oppbfed to him a warriour out of their own, number. To each champion they prefented the arms of his country ; and, according as the victory fell to the one or the other, they prognofticated their triumph or defeat. Religion interfered with arms and with valour ; and the party who prevailed, could plead in his favour the interpofition of the deity. When an individual was called before the magiftrate, and charged with an offence, if the...
Página 232 - Whatever her husband may at any time have given her ; whatever she has received at any time from a brother ; and whatever her father and mother may have given her. Whatever her husband, on his contracting a second marriage, may give her, to pacify her.