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.

It should be noted, when he discusses the Rights of Husbands and Wives, it's really the Rights of Husbands until they're passing... Then it's the Rights of the King. (Pg. 139) Pseymour24 (talk) 16:50, 11 September 2016 (UTC)

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