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Tit. 1. Directions against all Theft, Fraud, or injurious get-

ting, keeping, or desiring that which is another's .

273

Tit. 2. Cases of Conscience about Theft and such injuries 279

Q. 1. Is it sin to steal to save one's life?

ibid.

Q. 2. May I take that which another is bound to give me,

and will not?

281

Q. 3. May I take my own from an unjust borrower or pos-

sessor, if I cannot otherwise get it? ..

282

Q. 4. May I recover my own by force from him that taketh
it by force from me ?..

ibid.

Q. 5. May we take it from the rich to relieve the poor?.... ibid.

Q. 6. If he have so much as that he will not miss it, may I

take some? .......

283

Q. 7. May not one pluck ears of corn, or an apple from a
tree, &c.?

ibid.
Q. 8. May a wife, child, or servant take more than a cruel

husband, parent, or master doth allow? (May children
forsake their parents for such cruelty ?)..

ibid.

Q. 9. May I take what a man forfeiteth penally?

284

Q. 10. What if I resolve, when I take a thing in necessity,
to make satisfaction if ever I be able?.

ibid.
Q. 11. What if I know not whether the owner would consent? ibid.
Q. 12. May I take in jest from a friend, with a purpose to

restore it?

Q. 13. May I not take from another to prevent his hurting

himself?

285

Q. 14. May I take away cards, dice, play- books, Papist books,
by which he would hurt his soul ?

ibid.

Q. 15. May not a magistrate take the subjects' goods when

it is necessary to their own preservation?....

286

Q. 16. May I take from another for a holy use ?

ibid.

ibid.

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Tit. 1. General Directions against injurious bargaining and

contracts ...

287

Tit. 2. Cases about justice in Contracts

289

Q. 1. Must I in all cases do as I would be done by? ........ ibid.

Q. 2. Is a son bound by the Contracts which parents or guar-

dians made for him in his infancy? ...

290

Q. 3. If parents disagree, how is the child to act ?

292

Q. 4. Is one obliged by a Contract made in ignorance or mis-
take of the matter? .....

ibid.

Q. 5. Doth the Contract of a man drunk, or in a passion, or

melancholy bind him? ....

293

Q. 6. May another hold such an one to his Contract, or if he

give or play away his money?

294

Q. 7. Am I obliged by covenanting words without a cove-
nanting intent?

ibid.

Q. 8. May I promise a robber money to save my life, or to

save a greater commodity?

295

Q. 9. May I give money to a judge or magistrate, to hire him

to do me justice, and not to wrong me, or not to persecute
me ?

... ibid.
Q. 10. If I make such a Contract may the magistrate take it
of me?......

ibid.
Q. 11. If I promise money to an officer or robber under a

force, am I bound to pay it when the necessity is over? So
of other constrained promises

ibid.

Q. 12. May I promise a thief or bribe-taker to conceal him,

and must I keep that promise ?

297

Q. 13. Must I keep a promise which I was drawn into by-

deceit?

298

Q. 14. Is it a covenant when neither of the contracting parties
understand each other? ...

ibid.

Q. 15. Must I stand to a bargain made for me by a friend or

servant to my injury? ....

299

Q. 16. If I say I will give one this or that,' am I bound to
give it him?

ibid.

Q. 17. Doth a mental promise not uttered oblige? .....

300

Q. 18. May I promise to do a thing simply unlawful, without

a purpose to perform it, to save my life?

ibid.

Q. 19. May any thing otherwise unlawful become a duty

upon a promise to do it?

ibid.

Q. 20. May he that promised for a reward to promote ano-

ther's sin, take the reward when he hath done it? ........ 301

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Q. 21. Am I bound by a Contract without witness or legal form? 301

Q. 22. May an office in a court of justice be bought for
money?.....

ibid.

Q. 23. May a place of magistracy or judicature be bought ? . 302

Q. 24. May one sell a church-benefice or orders?

ibid.

Q. 25. May one buy orders or a benefice? .....

303

Q. 26. May I give money to servants or officers to assist my
suit?.

ibid.
Q. 27. May I after give by way of gratitude to the bishop,
patron, &c. .

ibid.
Q. 28. May a bishop or pastor take money for sermons, sa-
craments, or other offices ?

ibid.

Q. 29. May I disoblige another of his promise made to me?.. 304

Q. 30. What if it be seconded by an oath?...

ibid.

Q. 31. Doth a promise bind, when the cause or reason proveth

a mistake?

ibid.

Q. 32. What if a following accident make it more to my hurt

than could be foreseen?.

ibid.

Q. 33. Or if it make it injurious to a third

person ?

ibid.

Q. 34. Or if a following accident make the performance a sin? 305

Q. 35. Am I bound to him that breaketh covenant with me? ibid.
Q. 36. May I contract to do that which I foresee like to be-
come impossible before the time of performance ?.

ibid.

Tit. 3. Cases about justice in Buying and Selling

306

Q. 1. Am I bound to endeavour the gain of him that I bar-

gain with as well as my own?.....

ibid.

Q. 2. May I take more for my labour or goods than the worth,

if I can get it? ...

ibid.

Q. 3. May I ask more in the market than the worth?

307

Q. 4. How shall the worth of a commodity be judged of? ibid.

Q. 5. May I conceal the faults, or make a thing seem better

than it is, by setting the best side outward, adorning, &c. 308

Q. 6. If I was deceived, or gave more than the worth, may I
do so to repair my loss?...

ibid.

Q. 7. If I foresee a cheapness of my commodity, (as by com-

ing in of ships, &c.) must I tell the buyer of it that know-

eth it not? .

309

Q. 8. May I keep my commodity if I foresee a dearth? 310

Q. 9. May one use many words in buying and selling? ibid.

Q. 10. May I buy as cheap as I can, or below the worth ? . . ibid.

Q. 11. May I sell dearer for another's necessity ? (cases in-

stanced in)

ibid.

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Q. 12. May I take advantage of the buyer's ignorance? ..:

311

Q. 13. May I strive to get a good bargain before another? . . ibid.

Q. 14. May 1 buy a thing, or hire a servant, which another

is first about, or call away his chapman?

312

Q. 15. May I dispraise another's commodity, to draw the

buyer to my own?

ibid.

Q. 16. What to do in cases of doubtful equity?.

313

Q. 17. What if the buyer lose the thing bought before pay-
ment? (as if a horse die, &c.)

ibid.
Q. 18. If the thing bought, (as ambergris, jewels, &c.) prove

of much more worth than either party expected, must more
be after paid?

ibid.

Q. 19. What if the title prove bad, which was before un-

known ?

314

Q. 20. If a change of powers overthrow a title speedily, who

must bear the loss? .

ibid.

Tit. 4. Cases about Lending and Borrowing

315

Q. 1. May one borrow money who seeth no probability that

he shall be able to

repay

it ?

ibid.

Q. 2. May one drive a trade with borrowed money, when

success and repayment are uncertain? ...

316

Q. 3. May he that cannot pay his debts, retain any thing for
his food and raiment?.

ibid.

Q. 4. May one that breaketh, secure that to his wife and

children, which on marriage he promised, before he was in

debt? ...

ibid.

Q. 5. May one that breaketh retain somewhat to set up again

by compounding with his creditors ? ...

ibid.

Q. 6. May I in necessity break my day of payment ?

317

Q. 7. May I borrow of one to keep day with another? ibid.

Q. 8. May one that hath no probability of paying the last

man, borrow of one to pay another? ...

ibid.

Q. 9. Is it lawful to take pledges, pawns, or mortgages for

security? ..

318

Q. 10. May a forfeiture, pledge, or mortgage be kept, on
covenant-breaking?

ibid.

Q. 11. May I take the promise or bond of a third person as

security for my money?

319

Q. 12. Is it lawful to lend upon usury, interest, or increase ? ibid.

Q. 13. Whom are we bound to lend to ?.....

326

Q. 14. Is it lawful to take money on usury, in such cases as

the lender sinneth in ?.....

327

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