Boyle Genealogy: John Boyle of Virginia and Kentucky

Perrin & Smith Print. Company, 1909 - 174 sivua

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Sivu 71 - Times and occasions and provocations will teach their own lessons. The wise will determine from the gravity of the case; the irritable, from sensibility to oppression ; the high-minded from disdain and indignation at abusive power in unworthy hands ; the brave and bold, from the love of honourable danger in a generous cause: but, with or without right, a revolution will be the very last resource of the thinking and the good.
Sivu 71 - The speculative line of demarcation, where obedience ought to end, and resistance must begin, is faint, obscure, and not easily definable. It is not a single act, or a single event, which determines it.
Sivu 47 - Plaintiff could recover the arrears for six years before the commencement of the action, the Defendant here must account for the tithes for the six years previous to the filing of the bill.
Sivu 50 - It is contended to be a violation of that part of the constitution of the United States which forbids a state to pass any law impairing the obligation of contracts.
Sivu 11 - And darkness and doubt are now flying away, No longer I roam in conjecture forlorn. So breaks on the traveller, faint, and astray, The bright and the balmy effulgence of morn. See Truth, Love, and Mercy, in triumph descending, And nature all glowing in Eden's first bloom! On the cold cheek of Death smiles and roses are blending, And Beauty immortal awakes from the tomb.
Sivu 52 - The distinction between the obligation of a contract, and the remedy given by the legislature to enforce that obligation, has been taken at the bar, and exists in the nature of things. Without impairing the obligation of the contract, the remedy may certainly be modified as the wisdom of the nation shall direct.
Sivu 47 - ... the one with which he is charged, is not entitled to as heavy damages as one possessing a fair moral character. The jury, who possess a large and almost unbounded discretion upon subjects of this kind, could have but very inadequate data for the quantum of damages if they are permitted only to know the plaintiff's general character in relation to the facts put in issue.
Sivu 8 - All that part of the south side of Kentucky river which lies west and north of a line beginning at the mouth of Benson's big creek, and running up the same and its main fork to the head; thence south to the nearest waters of Hammond's creek, and down the same to its junction with the town fork of Salt river; thence south to Green river, and down the same to its junction with the Ohio, shall be one distinct county, to be called and known by the name of Jefferson.
Sivu 53 - Governor may remove any of them, on the address of two-thirds of each House of the General Assembly.
Sivu 53 - Commonwealth, the legislature cannot, ought not, and will not furnish any facilities for its enforcement" . . . and further, "that any effort which the legislature may feel it a duty to make for the contravention of the erroneous doctrine of that decision, ought not to interfere with, or obstruct the administration of justice according to the existing laws which, whether they were or were not expedient, are believed to be constitutional and valid ; and which should, when it shall be thought expedient...

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