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  • O, : 2 ° Spence ' r ? ?,; iCu i t ?
  • Spence, in his book on the Equitable Jurisdiction of .the Court of Chancery, quotes a case in the reign of Charles II., in which chief justice Vaughan said: "I wonder to hear of citing of precedents in matter of equity, for if there be equity in a case, that equity is an universal truth, and there can be no precedent in it; so that in any precedent that can be produced, if it be the same with this case, the reason and equity is the same in itself; and if the precedent be not the same case with this it is not to be cited."
  • Spence, The Equitable Jurisdiction of the Court of Chancery (2 vols., 1846-1849); D.
  • It is a significant fact, stated by entomologists--I find it in Kirby and Spence--that "some insects in their perfect state, though furnished with organs of feeding, make no use of them"; and they lay it down as "a general rule, that almost all insects in this state eat much less than in that of larvæ.
  • Kirby and Spence tell us that the battles of ants have long been celebrated and the date of them recorded, though they say that Huber is the only modern author who appears to have witnessed them.

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