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Q. 14. May I take away cards, dice, play-books, Papist books,
by which he would hurt his soul? ....

Q. 15. May not a magistrate take the subjects' goods when

it is necessary to their own preservation? ...

Q. 16. May I take from another for a holy use?

Q. 7. May not one pluck ears of corn, or an apple from a
tree, &c.?...


Q. 8. May a wife, child, or servant take more than a cruel
husband, parent, or master doth allow? (May children
forsake their parents for such cruelty?) .....

Q. 9. May I take what a man forfeiteth penally?.....

Q. 10. What if I resolve, when I take a thing in necessity,
to make satisfaction if ever I be able? .....
Q. 11. What if I know not whether the owner would consent? ibid.
Q. 12. May I take in jest from a friend, with a purpose to
restore it?

Q. 13. May I not take from another to prevent his hurting










Tit. 1. General Directions against injurious bargaining and


Tit. 2. Cases about justice in Contracts


Q. 1. Must I in all cases do as I would be done by?........
Q. 2. Is a son bound by the Contracts which parents or guar-
dians made for him in his infancy?...

Q. 3. If parents disagree, how is the child to act?

Q. 4. Is one obliged by a Contract made in ignorance or mis-

take of the matter?.....

Q. 5. Doth the Contract of a man drunk, or in a passion, or

melancholy bind him?....

Q. 6. May another hold such an one to his Contract, or if he
give or play away his money?

Q. 7. Am I obliged by covenanting words without a cove-
nanting intent?

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Q. 15. Must I stand to a bargain made for me by a friend or

servant to my injury?


Q. 16. If I say I will give one this or that,' am I bound to
give it him?





Q. 8. May I promise a robber money to save my life, or to
save a greater commodity?

Q. 9. May I give money to a judge or magistrate, to hire him

to do me justice, and not to wrong me, or not to persecute


Q. 10. If I make such a Contract may the magistrate take it

of me?......



Q. 11. If I promise money to an officer or robber under a
force, am I bound to pay it when the necessity is over? So
of other constrained promises..


Q. 12. May I promise a thief or bribe-taker to conceal him,
and must I keep that promise? ..

Q. 13. Must I keep a promise which I was drawn into by

deceit ?



Q. 27. May I after give by way of gratitude to the bishop,
patron, &c.

Q. 28. May a bishop or pastor take money for sermons, sa-
craments, or other offices?

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Q. 12. May I take advantage of the buyer's ignorance? ...
Q. 13. May I strive to get a good bargain before another? . .
Q. 14. May I buy a thing, or hire a servant, which another
is first about, or call away his chapman? .

Q. 15. May I dispraise another's commodity, to draw the
buyer to my own? . .

Q. 16. What to do in cases of doubtful equity?.

Q. 17. What if the buyer lose the thing bought before pay-
ment? (as if a horse die, &c.)
Q. 18. If the thing bought, (as ambergris, jewels, &c.) prove
of much more worth than either party expected, must more
be after paid?

Q. 19. What if the title prove bad, which was before un-

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Q. 20. If a change of powers overthrow a title speedily, who
must bear the loss? . .

Tit. 4. Cases about Lending and Borrowing

Q. 1. May one borrow money who seeth no probability that
he shall be able to repay it?


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Q. 2. May one drive a trade with borrowed money, when

success and repayment are uncertain? . . .


Q. 3. May he that cannot pay his debts, retain any thing for
his food and raiment?...

Q. 4. May one that breaketh, secure that to his wife and

children, which on marriage he promised, before he was in


Q. 5. May one that breaketh retain somewhat to set up again
by compounding with his creditors? . . .


Q. 6. May I in necessity break my day of payment?

Q. 7. May I borrow of one to keep day with another? . . . . ibid.
Q. 8. May one that hath no probability of paying the last

man, borrow of one to pay another? . . .

Q. 9. Is it lawful to take pledges, pawns, or mortgages for

security? ...

Q. 10. May a forfeiture, pledge, or mortgage be kept, on


Q. 11. May I take the promise or bond of a third person as




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