Seldeniana, or The table-talk of John Selden

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Sida 174 - And when he had thus spoken, one of the officers which stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, Answerest thou the high priest so ? 23 Jesus answered him, If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil : but if well, why smitest thou me?
Sida 50 - Equity is a roguish thing : for law we have a measure, know what to trust to ; equity is according to the conscience of him that is chancellor, and as that is larger or narrower, so is equity. "Tis all one as if they should make the standard for the measure we call a foot...
Sida 6 - James's time took an excellent way : that part of the Bible was given to him who was most excellent in such a tongue, (as the Apocrypha to Andrew Downs) and then they met together, and one read the translation, the rest holding in their hands some Bible, either of the learned tongues, or French, Spanish, Italian, &c. ; if they found any fault, they spoke ; if not, he read on.
Sida 87 - Though some make slight of libels, yet you may see by them how the wind sits ; as take a straw and throw it up into the air, you shall see by that which way the wind is, which you shall not do by casting up a stone. More solid things do not shew the complexion of the times so well as ballads and libels.
Sida 83 - Ignorance of the law excuses no man ; not that all men know the law, but because it is an excuse every man will plead, and no man can tell how to confute him.
Sida 51 - Then, says the prisoner, do as you would be done to; neither of them must do as private men, but the judge must do by him as they have publicly agreed; that is, both judge and prisoner have consented to a law, that if either of them steal, they shall be hanged.
Sida 50 - EQUITY in law is the same that the spirit is in religion — what every one pleases to make it. Sometimes they go according to conscience, sometimes according to law, sometimes according to the rule of court. Equity is a roguish thing ; for law we have a measure, know what to trust to ; equity is according to the conscience of him that is Chancellor, and as that is larger or narrower, so is equity.
Sida 100 - He that has not religion to govern his morality, is not a dram better than my mastiff dog ; so long as you stroke him, and please him, and do not pinch him, he will play with you as finely as may be — he is a very good moral mastiff ; but if you hurt him, he will fly in your face, and tear out your throat.
Sida 64 - Nay, if a man hath too mean an opinion of himself, it will render him unserviceable both to God and man. 3. Pride may be allowed to this or that degree, else a man cannot keep up his dignity. In...
Sida 6 - The English Translation of the Bible is the best Translation in the World, and renders the Sense of the Original best, taking in for the English Translation the Bishops' Bible as well as King James's. The Translators in King James's time took an excellent way. That Part of the Bible was given to him who was most excellent in such a Tongue (as the Apocrypha to Andrew Downs) and then they met together, and one read the Translation, the rest holding in their Hands...

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