WILLIAM BLACKSTONE, Commentaries on the Laws of England
There is nothing which so generally strikes the imagination and engages the affections of mankind, as the right of property; of that sole and despotic dominion which one man claims and exercises over the external things of the world, in total exclusion of the right of any other individual in the universe.
SIR WILLIAM BLACKSTONE, Commentaries on the Laws of England
A monster, which hath not the shape of mankind, but in any part evidently bears the resemblance of the brute creation, hath no inheritable blood, and cannot be heir to any blood, albeit it be brought forth in marriage.
SIR WILLIAM BLACKSTONE, attributed, Day's Collacon