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Sir William Blackstone
(10 Jul 1723 - 14 Feb 1780)

English jurist who is recognised as one of the great legal commentators of English law, based on his four-volume Commentaries on the Laws of England, which also greatly influenced emerging American law in the colonies after their Revolution.

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The sciences are of a sociable disposition, and flourish best in the neighborhood of each other; nor is there any branch of learning but may be helped and improved by assistance drawn from other arts.
— Sir William Blackstone
'On the Study of Law', Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765-69). Introduction. In Tryon Edwards. A Dictionary of Thoughts (1908), 506.
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