Talk:Commentaries on the Laws of England

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Analogy[edit]

Master: servant as employer:employee:) funny analogy. Me like.

Um it's the law, not a joke.

Quotations[edit]

Suggest that these should be placed in wikiqoute. James500 (talk) 10:28, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

Treatment of Catholics[edit]

It would be interesting if the article could provide more context on Blackstone's explanation of British laws on recusant Catholics. ADM (talk) 11:03, 3 July 2009 (UTC)

As to papists, what has been said of the Protestant dissenters would hold equally strong for a general toleration of them; provided their separation was founded only upon difference of opinion in religion, and their principles did not also extend to a subversion of the civil government. If once they could be brought to renounce the supremacy of the pope, they might quietly enjoy their seven sacraments, their purgatory, and auricular confession; their worship of relics and images; nay even their transubstantiation. But while they acknowledge a foreign power, superior to the sovereignty of the kingdom, they cannot complain if the laws of that kingdom will not treat them upon the footing of good subjects..
— Bl. Comm. IV, c.4 ss. iii.2, p. *54