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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Sir Edward Coke. (1552–1634)
 
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    The gladsome light of jurisprudence.
          First Institute.
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    Reason is the life of the law; nay, the common law itself is nothing else but reason…. The law, which is perfection of reason. 1
          First Institute.
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    For a man’s house is his castle, et domus sua cuique tutissimum refugium. 2
          Third Institute. Page 162.
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    The house of every one is to him as his castle and fortress, as well for his defence against injury and violence as for his repose.
          Semayne’s Case, 5 Rep. 91.
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    They (corporations) cannot commit treason, nor be outlawed nor
excommunicate, for they have no souls.
          Case of Sutton’s Hospital, 10 Rep. 32.
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    Magna Charta is such a fellow that he will have no sovereign.
          Debate in the Commons, May 17, 1628.
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    Six hours in sleep, in law’s grave study six,
Four spend in prayer, the rest on Nature fix. 3
          Translation of lines quoted by Coke.
 
George Peele. (1558?–1597?)
 
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    His golden locks time hath to silver turned;
  O time too swift! O swiftness never ceasing!
His youth ’gainst time and age hath ever spurned,
  But spurned in vain; youth waneth by encreasing.
          Sonnet. Polyhymnia.
 
Note 1.
Let us consider the reason of the case. For nothing is law that is not reason.—Sir John Powell: Coggs vs. Bernard, 2 Ld. Raym. Rep. p. 911. [back]
Note 2.
Pandects, lib. ii. tit. iv. De in Jus vocando. [back]
Note 3.
Seven hours to law, to soothing slumber seven;
Ten to the world allot, and all to heaven.
Sir William Jones. [back]
 

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