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Page 377 - AS highly instructive with regard to one of the most important subjects that can engage the attention of literary or scientific students, the art.
Page 184 - ... they become good husbands and good wives from the necessity of remaining husbands and wives; for necessity is a powerful master in teaching the duties which it imposes. If it were once understood, that upon mutual disgust married persons might be legally separated, many couples who now pass through the world with mutual comfort, with attention to their common offspring, and to the moral order of civil society, might have been at this moment living in a state of mutual unkindness ; in a state...
Page 184 - When people understand that they must live together, except for a very few reasons known to the law, they learn to soften by mutual accommodation that yoke which they know they, cannot shake off; they become good husbands and good wives from the necessity of remaining husbands and wives, for necessity is a powerful master in teaching the duties which it imposes.
Page 23 - Acts of Parliament and Regulations of Government applicable to the case; in the absence of such Acts and Regulations, the usage of the country in which the suit arose; if none such appears, the law of the defendant; and in the absence of specific law and usage, justice, equity and good conscience alone.
Page 184 - To vindicate the policy of the law is no necessary part of the office of a judge ; bot, if it were, it would not be difficult to show that the law, in this respect, has acted with its usual wisdom and humanity — with that true wisdom and that real humanity that regards the general interests of mankind. For though, in particular cases, the repugnance of the liw to dissolve the obligations of matrimonial cohabitation may operate with great severity upon individuals, yet it must be carefully remembered...
Page 13 - We desire no extension of our present territorial possessions: and while we will permit no aggression upon our dominions or our rights to be attempted with impunity, we shall sanction no encroachment on those of others. We shall respect the rights, dignity, and honour of native princes as our own; and we desire that they, as well as our own subjects, should enjoy that prosperity and that social advancement which can only be secured by internal peace and good government.
Page 18 - The friends and enemies of either of the contracting parties shall be considered as the friends and enemies of both.
Page 7 - Among the Hindoos, the right to inherit a dead man's property is exactly co-extensive with the duty of performing his obsequies. If the rites are not properly performed or not performed by the proper person, no relation is considered as established between the deceased and anybody surviving him ; the Law of Succession does not apply, and nobody can inherit the property. Every great event in the life of a Hindoo seems to be regarded as leading up to and bearing upon these solemnities. If he marries,...
Page 380 - The solid pow'r of understanding fails; Where beams of warm imagination play, The memory's soft figures melt away. One science only will one genius fit; So vast is art, so narrow human wit : Not only bounded to peculiar arts, But oft' in those confin'd to single parts.
Page 154 - The people of this country are perfectly capable of administering their own local affairs.

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