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Compleat Englich Copyholder:
Guide to Lords of Manors, Juftices of the
The whole Practice of the Court-Leet, Court
The Tenures, Cuftoms, and Ufages of feveral Ma-
Directions for diftraining for Rent; by the late Sir Bar-
By a GENTLEMAN of the Inner Temple.
In the SAVOY:
Printed by E. and R. NUTT, and R.GOSLING, (Affigns
Manor is a Kingdom in Miniature; for as there can be no Kingdom without Lands, and Subjects; fo there can be no Manor without Demefnes and Services. If there be Lands and Subjects, there muft (according to the Conftitution of England) be a King; and if there be Demefies and Services, there must be a Lord. As every Subject owes to the King true and faithful Allegiance, in Confideration whereof the Soveraign is to protect his Subjects; fo every Tenant owes Fealty to his Lord, and the Lord ought to defend bis Tenants. And Lord Coke in 2 Inft. P. 578. fays; "That the King can never
be rich, nor his Kingdom fafe, when "bis Subjects are poor." As the King cannot be a Minor, or under Age, fo cannot the Lord, for, notwithstanding the Tendernefs of his Years, he may make a voluntary Grant by Copy.