That succession was the rule, testament the
exception, is proved by Taylor, (Elements of Civil Law, p.
519 - 527, (a learned, rambling, spirited writer. In the
iid and iiid books, the method of the Institutes is
doubtless preposterous; and the Chancellor Daguesseau
(Oeuvres, tom. i. p. 275) wishes his countryman Domat in the
place of Tribonian. Yet covenants before successions
surely the natural order of civil laws.
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