The only use of the declaration was to recognize the ancient law
and to remove doubts which might have been occasioned by the Revolution.
So artfully can this people dissemble their sentiments that we had not been able hitherto to distinguish our real from our pretended favourers; but as soon as this Prince began to give evident tokens of his hatred, even in the lifetime of the Emperor, we saw all the courtiers and governors who had treated us with such a show of friendship declare against us, and persecute us as disturbers of the public tranquillity, who had come into Aethiopia with no other intention than to abolish the ancient laws
and customs of the country, to sow divisions between father and son, and preach up a revolution.
Nicholas looked at the ugly clerk, as if he had a mind to reward his admiration of the young lady by beating the ledger about his ears, but he refrained, and strode haughtily out of the office; setting at defiance, in his indignation, those ancient laws
of chivalry, which not only made it proper and lawful for all good knights to hear the praise of the ladies to whom they were devoted, but rendered it incumbent upon them to roam about the world, and knock at head all such matter-of-fact and un-poetical characters, as declined to exalt, above all the earth, damsels whom they had never chanced to look upon or hear of--as if that were any excuse!
"Du-seen rose not so long ago," he said, "that I do not recall him well, and recently he has taken it upon himself to abrogate the ancient laws
of Caspak; he had had intercourse with the Kro-lu.
In the mythical desert kingdom of Achra, an ancient law
forces sixteen-year-old Princess Kateri to fight in the arena to prove her right to rule.
Up until 1998, killing or injuring a swan was classed as treason, under an ancient law
dating back to the 12th century But as a native species, mute swans are now protected as wild birds under the 1981 Wildlife and Countryside Act.
THE question is, was John Bercow justified in using an ancient law
to deny Prime Minister, Theresa May a third vote on her Brexit deal?
Based on papers presented by FrierAEs former students at the conference AaAaAeA Ancient Law
, Ancient Society: A Conference in Honor of Bruce Frier at the U.
MPs may even try to use an ancient law
to try to impeach the former prime minister.
And while the current situation points to elections either being held under this ancient law
, or to an automatic extension of Parliament, governments across the region have managed to hold elections and votes on time over the last year, with only a few hiccups to be reported.
According to ancient law
, a house built on common land overnight - "tye unnos" in Welsh - could be claimed by its builder, so long as it had four walls, a roof and smoke coming from the chimney before sunrise.
Even if there is such an ancient law
on the statute books, the point is that it is not enforced; Canada, like Britain, has many republicans, and many people who openly mock and insult the British royal family (though I hasten to add that I am not among them).