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remind the reader of the continuity of Roman names of
to qui ttal" gif ania, trg" pus Juris, but th: 27, 1 (Ch. inth: salori, Decreas
* As they also do in the work of Dante's imitator, Alunno, Le Richezze della Lingua Volgare (Venice, 1543). f In England a tenant by the curtesy is generally said to hold per legem Angliae, but in Scotland the term curialitas Scotia is used, (Co. Litt., 30a). # Perhaps used only in a general sense, as in De Mon., iii., 3. § The preposition is not usual in the classical jurists, in whom heredes instituere is the common form. | #uris vinculum and obligationis vinculum occur in the Corpus Juris, but "| Used in Dig. xlviii., 19, 41. 8–2
apparently not legis vinculum.
Speculum,” Innocentium,t et Ostiensemt declamant (viii., 7). The only approach to a legal argument is in vi., 2, that public rights are not affected by prescription, (publica jura cum sola temporis terminatione finiri et nullius prascriptionis calculo fore obnoxia). English lawyers will be reminded of the common law maxim, Nullum tempus occurrit regi.Ş Bibliography.—The literature on this branch of Dante learning is not copious, and the works, as far as the writer has been able to obtain access to them, deal almost entirely with philosophical generalities. The only work dealing directly with the question seems to be Dante Giureconsulto, by Vicenzo Lomonaco, of which an abstract is given by Ferrazzi, but the writer has not been able to meet with the original, or to discover the date. Ferrazzi also mentions a letter of Nicolò Tommaseo to Lomonaco." Other monographs more or less connected with the subject will be found in other parts of Ferrazzi. They are by Francesco Carrara, Giambattista Zoppi, J. F. H. Abegg, and others.” Colomb de Batines gives only two references: (1), a note in Scolari's Raggionamentoff ; (2) Atti dell’Accademia Italiana,
* Speculum and Speculor are used in their ordinary sense in ix., 4. The allusion is to the Speculum #uris of Durante or Durandus (d. 1296), which was one of the numerous specula written cn the subjects of Law, Theology, and Philosophy. Other eminent Canonists who wrote specula were Johannes Andreae (Speculum de Treuga et Pace), and Peter of Blois (Speculum juris Canonici). (See an Obiter Dictum on the subject, L.M. and R., vol. xx, p. 281.)
+ Probably the Compilatio Tertia of Innocent III., much of it incorporated into the Decretals by Gregory IX.
t Enrico da Susa (see above).
§ Just as the English maxim is too wide for the modern law, so the law as laid down by Dante must be taken subject to certain exceptions. Still what he says may be illustrated by the rules of Roman law, that there could be no usucapio against the fiscus, and no prescription against taxes (Cod. vii, 39, 6)
| Manuale Dantesco, i., 52.
* Dante ed il Diritto (1872).
** Manuale Dantesco, ii., 292; iv., 126.
++ Padua, 1823.
i., 208.* He also mentions (without acknowledging that
* p. 568.
f Guinti e Correzzioni, p. 198 (Florence, 1888).
apparve (Bari, 1884).
WE regret to announce the death of one of the oldest contributors to this Magazine, Sir Travers Twiss, D.C.L., Q.C., who died at Fulham on the 14th of last month, aged 87 years. He was the eldest son of the Rev. Robert Twiss, of Trevallyn, Denbighshire, and was born at Westminster on March 19th, 1809. He went to University College, Oxford, in 1826, and two years later appeared in the first class in Mathematics, and the second class in Classics, being subsequently elected Fellow, and also appointed tutor of University College, where he continued to reside for many years. In 1835 he was Public Examiner in Classics, and in 1838 in Mathematics, both of which examinerships he held for three years. In 1838 he became a Fellow of the Royal Society; in 1842 Drummond Professor of Political Economy; and in 1847 wrote his “View of the Progress of Political Economy in Europe since the 16th Century.” In 1846 he began to write on International Law, publishing an Essay on the Oregon question. In 1848 he wrote a Treatise on the Relation of the Duchies of Schleswig and Holstein to the Crown of Denmark and the German Federation; in 1850 “Letters Apostolic of Pius IX. considered with reference to the Law of England and the Law of Europe.” In 1837 he had published an Epitome of the works of Niebuhr, following it up with an Edition of Livy. In 1852 he was appointed Professor of International Law at King's College, London, which he held for three years, when he accepted the Regius Professorship of Civil Law at Oxford, which he held for fifteen years. He was called to the Bar at Lincoln's Inn on 28th January, I840, and became an advocate of Doctors' WERS TWISS
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Commons in the same year, becoming Commissary-General