But can we go to posterity with a sheaf of loose pages, or ask the readers of those days, with the whole of literature before them, to sift our enormous rubbish heaps for our tiny pearls? Such are the questions which the critics might lawfully put to their companions at table, the novelists and poets.
Therefore if any man can shew any just cause, why they may not lawfully be joined together, let him now speak, or else hereafter for ever hold his peace.
I am clearly at opinion that they had no other power , and they could not lawfully do, what I think the record shows they did, constitute themselves a court to try and condemn you for prevarication.
So that every man lawfully ordained must bring a bow which hath two strings, a title of present right and another to provide for future possibility or chance.Richard Hooker
Abstinence is whereby a man refraineth from any thyng which he may lawfully take.
This bond is forfeit; And lawfully by this the Jew may claim A pound of flesh.william shakespeare