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[793d] in the way of laws, customs and institutions; for it is by all such means that a State is clamped together, and neither kind of law is permanent without the other. Consequently, we need not be surprised if the influx of a number of apparently trivial customs or usages should make our laws rather long.

What you say is quite true, and we will bear it in mind.

If one could carry out these regulations methodically, and not merely apply them casually,

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