The Works Of The Rev. Sydney Smith (volume 2)

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bySydney Smith

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1848. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... specimen of what is to happen) -- Georgii IV. Eegis, cap. 56. In this act it is provided, that ' if any person shall wilfully, or maliciously, commit any damage, injury, or spoil, upon any building, fence, hedge, gate, stile, guide-post, milestone, tree, wood, underwood, orchard, garden, nursery-ground, crops, vegetables, plants, land, or other matter or thing growing or being therein, or to or upon real or personal property of any nature or kind soever, he may be immediately seized by any body, without a warrant, taken before a magistrate, and fined (according to the mischief he has done) to the extent of 5l.; or, in default of payment, may be committed to the jail for three months.' And at the end comes a clause, exempting from the operation of this act all mischief done in hunting, and by shooters who are qualified. This is surely the most impudent piece of legislation that ever crept into the statute-book; and, coupled with Mr. Justice Best's declaration, constitutes the following affectionate relation between the different orders of society. Says the higher link to the lower, ' If you meddle with my game, I will immediately murder you ; --if you commit the slightest injury upon my real or personal property, I will take you before a magistrate, and fine you five pounds. I am in Parliament, and you are not; and I have just brought in an act of Parliament for that purpose. But so important is it to you that my pleasures should not be interrupted, that I have exempted myself and friends from the operation of this act; and we claim the right (without allowing you any such summary remedy) of riding over your fences, hedges, gates, stiles, guide-posts, milestones, woods, underwoods, orchards, gardens, nursery-grounds, crops, vegetables, plants, lands, or other matters...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1848. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... specimen of what is to happen) -- Georgii IV. Eegis, cap. 56. In this act it is provided, that ' if any person shall wilfully, or malicio...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:168 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.36 inPublished:January 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217287905

ISBN - 13:9780217287906

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