The Works of the Honourable James Wilson, L. L. D.: Late One of the Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States, and Professor of Law in the College of Philadelphia, Volume 1
At the Lorenzo Press, printed for Bronson and Chauncey, 1804
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
actions appear applied authority become body called cause character citizens civil common concerning conduct consent consequence considered constitution courts depend directed distinct doctrine duty effects England equally established evidence examine excellence executive existence expressed extended force give given happiness human ideas important individuals instance interest judges judgment justice kind king knowledge known latter law of nations law of nature legislative less liberty Lord manner means ment mind moral nature necessary object obligation observations offices operations opinion original parliament particular parties person philosophers possessed practice present princes principles produce proper prove publick question reason received regard represent respect rule says sense sentiments social society sovereign sufficient superiour supposed things thought tion true truth union United virtue whole
Page 454 - And it appears in our books, that in many cases, the common law will control acts of parliament, and sometimes adjudge them to be utterly void ; for when an act of parliament is against common right and reason, or repugnant, or impossible to be performed, the common law will control it, and adjudge such act to be void ; and therefore in 8 E 330 ab Thomas Tregor's case on the statutes of W.
Page 54 - ... her seat is the bosom of God, her voice the harmony of the world : all things in heaven and earth do her homage, the very least as feeling her care, and the greatest as not exempted from her power : both Angels and men and creatures of what condition soever, though each in different sort and manner, yet all with uniform consent, admiring her as the mother of their peace and joy.
Page 54 - Of Law there can be no less acknowledged than that her seat is the bosom of God ; her voice the harmony of the world. All things in heaven and earth do her homage ; the very least as feeling her care, and the greatest as not exempted from her power.
Page 450 - An Act for the further Limitation of the Crown, and better securing the Rights and Liberties of the Subject...
Page 111 - Could great men thunder As Jove himself does, Jove would ne'er be quiet ; For every pelting, petty officer, Would use his heaven for thunder ; nothing but thunder.
Page 293 - God loves from whole to parts : but human soul Must rise from individual to the whole. Self-love but serves the virtuous mind to wake, As the small pebble stirs the peaceful lake ; The centre mov'd, a circle straight succeeds, Another still, and still another spreads ; Friend, parent, neighbour, first it will embrace ; His country next, and next all human race ; Wide and more wide, th...
Page 131 - One in their nature, which are two in ours ! And Reason raise o'er Instinct as you can, In this 'tis God directs, in that 'tis man.
Page 457 - Nay, if any human law should allow or enjoin us to commit it, we are bound to transgress that human law, or else we must offend both the natural and the divine.