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The Laws of England:

IN FOUR BOOKS;

WITH

AN ANALYSIS OF THE WORK.

BY

SIR WILLIAM BLACKSTONE, KNT.

OXB OF THB

JUSTICES OF THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS.

VOL. II.

Che Nineteenth Edition,
WITH THE LAST CORRECTIONS OF THE AUTHOR, AND COPIOUS

NOTES;

BY J. E. HOVENDEN, ESQ.

OF GRAY'S INN, BARRISTER AT LAW.

LONDON:

S. SWEET, 1, CHANCERY LANE ;
A. MAXWELL, 32, AND STEVENS & SONS, 39, BELL YARD,

Law Booksellers & Publishers ;
AND MILLIKEN & SON, GRAFTON STREET, DUBLIN.

1836.

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A NA LYSIS

OF

BOOK II.

OF THE RIGHTS OF THINGS.

CHAPTER I.

4,5

OF PROPERTY, IN GENERAL. 1. All dominion over external objects has its original from the gift of the Creator to man in general

Page 2 2. The substance of things was, at first, common to all mankind; yet a temporary property in the use of them might even then be acquired and continued by occupancy

3 3. In process of time a permanent property was established in the substance, as well as the use of things; which was also originally acquired by occupancy only

4. Lest this property should determine by the owner's dereliction, or death, whereby the thing would again become common, societies have established conveyances, wills, and heirships, in order to continue the property of the first occupant: and, where by accident such property becomes discontinued or unknown, the thing usually results to the sovereign of the state, by virtue of the municipal law

9-11 5. But of some things, which are incapable of permanent substantial dominion, there still subsists only the same transient usufructuary property, which originally subsisted in all things

14

CHAPTER II.
OF REAL PROPERTY; AND, FIRST, OF CORPOREAL

HEREDITAMENTS. 1. In this property, or exclusive dominion, consist the rights of things; which are, 1. Things real. II. Things personal 16

2. In things real may be considered, I. Their several kinds. II. The tenures by which they may be holden. III. The estates

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