Papers Relative to Codification and Public Instruction: Including Correspondence with the Russian Emperor, and Divers Constituted Authorities in the American United States, 第 4 巻、第 3 号、第 1 部

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37 ページ - Traverse the whole continent of Europe, — ransack all the libraries belonging to the jurisprudential systems of the several political states, — add the contents, all together, — you would not be able to compose a collection of cases equal in variety, in amplitude, in clearness of statelBenthairis Works, vol.
37 ページ - Traverse the whole continent of Europe — ransack all the libraries belonging to the jurisprudential systems of the several political states, — add the contents all together, — you would not be able to compose a collection of cases equal in variety, in amplitude, in clearness of statement, — in a word, in all points taken together, in instruct! veness — to that which may be seen to be afforded by the collection of English Reports of adjudged cases, on adding to them the abridgments and treatises,...
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102 ページ - Accept my services, — no man of tolerably liberal education but shall, if he pleases, know — know, and without effort — much more of law, than, at the end of the longest course of the intensest efforts, it is possible for the ablest lawyer to know at present. No man, be he even without education in other respects — no man but, in his leisure hours, — so he can but read — may, if...
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