We found in the last paper, that mere declarations in the written constitution are not sufficient to restrain the several departments within their legal rights
. It appears in this, that occasional appeals to the people would be neither a proper nor an effectual provision for that purpose.
"Your legal rights
are not above suspicion, my friend," replied Tarzan, "and your power to enforce your commands are only apparent--not real.
completely happy without you generously bestow on me a legal right
And does not the slave system, by denying the slave all legal right
of testimony, make every individual owner an irresponsible despot?
After all these years I am still confident that excavations which I have neither the legal right
to undertake nor the wealth to make would disclose the secret of the disappearance of my unhappy friend, and possibly of the former occupants and owners of the deserted and now destroyed house.
Swear to me, then, never to let them put a crown upon your head unless you have a legal right
to the crown.
While the strict legal right
may exist in the government to enforce the exercise of these offices, the attempt to do so would be so irritating, and so nearly impracticable withal, that I deem it better to forego for the time the uses of such offices.
For it must be remembered that this was a dark period; and in spite of venerable colleges which used great efforts to secure purity of knowledge by making it scarce, and to exclude error by a rigid exclusiveness in relation to fees and appointments, it happened that very ignorant young gentlemen were promoted in town, and many more got a legal right
to practise over large areas in the country.
This testimony, so long as I live, and so long as my descendants have any legal right
in my books, I shall cause to be republished, as an appendix to every copy of those two books of mine in which I have referred to America.
When I saw you ill-used on the farm that day I was nearly mad to think that I had no legal right
to protect you--that I could not have it; whilst he who has it seemed to neglect you utterly!"
These demons have her in their toils; legal right
, might, power, money, and every influence are on their side.
Our husbands would really forget our existence if we didn't nag at them from time to time, just to remind them that we have a perfect legal right
to do so.