Note 150
From Chapter 44 of the Decline & Fall

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 is not surely the natural order of civil laws.

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