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…that the grounds of our common law at this day were beyond the memory and register of any beginning…
That there is no human law withion the circuit of the whole world, by infinite degrees, so apt and profitable for the honourable, peacable and prosperous government of this kingdom, as these ancient and excellent law of England be…
We see that the Works of Nature are best preferred from their own beginnings, frames of Policy are best strengthened from the same ground they were first founded and justice is ever best administered when Laws be executed according to their true and genuine institution.
…they were the greatest sages that ever were…the law was of the greatest perfection that ever it was and that pleading (the greatest honour and ornament of the law)…
…cases now published by me concerning the most abstruse dark and difficult points in the law and yet very necessary to be known.

Language modernised.

Transcribed from the copy in the Cardiff University Library Rare Books Collection.
 

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