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" We think that the true rule of law is, that the person who for his own purposes brings on his lands and collects and keeps there anything likely to do mischief if it escapes, must keep it in at his peril, and, if he does not do so is prima facie answerable... "
The Pacific Reporter - Page 80
1910
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Essays in Jurisprudence and Legal History

Sir John William Salmond - Contracts - 1891 - 236 pages
...likely to do mischief if it escapes, must keep it in at his peril, and, if he does not do so, is prima facie answerable for all the damage which is the natural consequence of its escape. . . . This, we (1) May . Burdett, 9 QB 101. think, is established to be the law, whether the things...
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Reports of Cases in the Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia, Volume 87

Virginia. Supreme Court of Appeals - Law reports, digests, etc - 1891
...likely to do mischief if it escapes, to keep it in at his peril ; and if he does not do so, he is prima facie answerable for all the damage which is the natural consequence of its escape." In stating the first branch of this proposition, the author was not as guarded in the language employed...
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A Treatise on the Measure of Damages: Or, An Inquiry Into the ..., Volume 1

Theodore Sedgwick, Arthur George Sedgwick - Damages - 1891
...likely to do mischief if it escapes, must keep it in at his peril, and, if he does not do so, is prima facie answerable for all the damage which is the natural consequence of its escape." In support of this doctrine, he cited the rule in the case of cattle escaping from control, without...
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The American and English Railroad Cases: A Collection of All ..., Volume 47

Railroad law - 1891
...likely to do mischief if it escapes, to keep it in at his peril; and if he does not do so, he is prima facie answerable for all the damage which is the natural consequence of its escape." In stating the first branch of this proposition, the author was not as guarded in the language employed...
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The Law of Torts: A Treatise on the Principles of Obligations Arising from ...

Frederick Pollock - Torts - 1892 - 624 pages
...to do mischief if it escapes, must keep it in at his peril, and, if he does not do so, is prima fade answerable for all the damage which is the natural...or perhaps that the escape was the consequence of vin major, or the act of God ; but as nothing of this sort exists here, it is unnecessary to inquire...
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Sessional Papers - Legislature of the Province of Ontario, Volume 8

Ontario. Legislative Assembly - Ontario - 1893
...escapes, must keep it at his peril ; and if he does not do so, he is prima facie answerable for all damage which is the natural consequence of its escape....himself by showing that the escape was owing to the plaintift's default, or perhaps that the escape was the consequence of vis major or the act of God....
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The American State Reports: Containing the Cases of General Value ..., Volume 31

Abraham Clark Freeman - Law reports, digests, etc - 1893
...likely to do mischief if it escapes, must keep it in at his peril, and if he does not do so, ia prima facie answerable for all the damage which is the natural consequence of its escape; and although harmless to others BO long as it is confined to his own property, will be obliged to make...
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A Treatise on the Law of Torts in Obligations Arising from Civil Wrongs in ...

Frederick Pollock - Torts - 1894 - 803 pages
...likely to do mischief if it escapes, must keep it in at his peril, and, if it does not do so, is prima facie answerable for all the damage which is the natural...consequence of vis major, or the act of God ; but as nothing of this sort exists here, it is unnecessary to inquire what excuse would be sufficient....
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Ruling Cases, Volume 1

Robert Campbell - Annotations and citations (Law) - 1894
...likely to do mischief if it escapes, must keep it at his peril, and if he does not do so, is primd facie answerable for all the damage which is the natural...himself by showing that the escape was owing to the plaintiffs default; or perhaps that the escape was the consequence of vis major, or the act of God...
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A Treatise on the Law of Torts in Obligations Arising from Civil Wrongs in ...

Frederick Pollock - Torts - 1894 - 803 pages
...likely to do mischief if it escapes, must keep it in at his peril, and, if it does not do so, is prima facie answerable for all the damage which is the natural...excuse himself by showing that the escape was owing to tho plaintiff's default ; or perhaps that the escape was the consequence of vis major, or the act of...
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