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  • The Old English "books" are derived in a roundabout way from Roman models, and the tribal law of real property was deeply modified by the introduction of individualistic notions as to ownership, donations, wills, rights of women, &c. Yet in this respect also the Norman Conquest increased the store of Roman conceptions by breaking the national isolation of the English Church and opening the way for closer intercourse with France and Italy.
  • But on either side of this refusal are to be found elaborate projects of friendly societies and widows' funds, which practically cover, in a clumsy and roundabout manner, the whole ground of life insurance.
  • The Prussians were driven from the town, but they managed to effect a roundabout retreat to Ligny, where they rallied.
  • But before it could be carried into effect it was superseded by a " provisional constitution," which gave un limited power to a boule of 400 (chosen by a roundabout system which favoured intrigue) and its nominees, the ten " absolute " generals.
  • There on the 26th of February he and a small number of his men were taken prisoners by Spanish authorities, who sent him first to Santa Fe, then to Chihuahua to General Salcedo, and by a roundabout way to the American frontier, where he was released on the 1st of July 1807.

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