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" Pleased as we are with the possession, we seem afraid to look back to the means by which it was acquired, as if fearful of some defect in our title ; or at least we rest satisfied with the decision of the laws in our favour, without examining the reason... "
Principles of Political Economy - Page 30
by George Poulett Scrope - 1833 - 457 pages
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The Working Man's Political Economy: Founded Upon the Principle of Immutable ...

John Pickering - Economics - 1847 - 222 pages
...consider the origin and foundation of this right. Pleased as we [the rich] are with the possession, we seem afraid to look back to the means by which. it was acquired, as if fearful of some defect in the title. Such fearful and troublesome reflections can never haunt the poor, which ought, in some...
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The Rights and Duties of Property: With a Plan for Paying Off the National Debt

John Sangster - Debts, Public - 1851 - 280 pages
...the trouble to consider the original and foundation of this right. Pleased as we are with possession, we seem afraid to look back to the means by which...as if fearful of some defect in our title ; or, at least we rest satisfied with the decision of the laws in our favour, without examining the reason or...
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A Compendium of the Law and Practice of Vendors and Purchasers of Real Estate

Joseph Henry Dart, Thomas Whitney Waterman - Real property - 1851 - 856 pages
...original and foundation of this right. Pleased as we are, with the possession, w* seem a'":xid to lock back to the means by which it was acquired, as if fearful of some delect in oar title; or, at bsstj we rest satisfied with the decision of the laws in our favor, "-•u.'ioat...
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Autobiography of a Female Slave

Martha Griffith Browne - African American women - 1857 - 390 pages
...you are with the possession, says Blackstone, speaking of the origin and growth of property, ' you seem afraid to look back to the means by which it was acquired, as if fearful of some defect in your title ; or, at best, you rest satisfied with the decision of the laws iu your favor, without examining...
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Reading book. New code, 1981. Standard 1, 4-6

Society for promoting Christian knowledge - 1872
...trouble to consider the origin and foundation of this right. Pleased as we are with the possession, wo seem afraid to look back to the means by which it was acquired ; or at best we rest satisfied with the decision of the laws in our favour, without examining the reason...
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Blackstone Economized: Being a Compendium of the Laws of England to the ...

David Mitchell Aird - Law - 1873 - 352 pages
...other men ; yet few consider the origin and foundation of this right. Pleased with the possession, we seem afraid to look back to the means by which it was acquired, as if fearful of some defect in onr title ; or at best we rest satisfied with the decision of the laws in our favour, without examining...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England Applicable to Real Property

William Blackstone, Alexander Leith, James Frederick Smith - Law - 1880 - 604 pages
...trouble to consider the original and foundation of this right. Pleased as we are with the possession, we seem afraid to look back to the means by which...was acquired, as if fearful of some defect in our ''tie; or at best we rest satisfied with the decision of the laws in our favour, without examining...
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A Compendium of the Law and Practice of Vendors and Purchasers of Real Estate

Joseph Henry Dart, Thomas Whitney Waterman - Real property - 1883 - 974 pages
...trouble to consider the original and foundation of this right. Pleased as we are, with the possession, wo seem afraid to look back to the means by which it was acquired, as if fearful of some defect in onr title; or, at best, we rest satisfied- with the decision of the laws in onr favor, without examining...
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Thirty Years of Labor. 1859-1889: In which the History of the Attempts to ...

Terence Vincent Powderly - Knights of labor - 1889 - 690 pages
...Blackstone's Commentaries on the English Law":— " Pleased as we are with the possession [of land], we seem afraid to look back to the means by which...acquired, as if fearful of some defect in our title * * * * we think it enough that our title is derived by the grant of the former proprietor by descent...
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The Land and the Community ...

Samuel Whitfield Thackeray - England - 1889 - 254 pages
...Blackstone,s Commentaries on the English Law. " Pleased as they arc with the possession (of land), we seem afraid to look back to the means by which...acquired, as if fearful of some defect in our title .... We think it enough that our title is derived by the grant of the former proprietor, by descent...
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