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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:221
AUTHOR:Sir Edward Coke (1552–1634)
QUOTATION:Reason is the life of the law; nay, the common law itself is nothing else but reason…. The law, which is perfection of reason. 1
ATTRIBUTION:First Institute.
 
Note 1.
Let us consider the reason of the case. For nothing is law that is not reason.—Sir John Powell: Coggs vs. Bernard, 2 Ld. Raym. Rep. p. 911. [back]
 

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