We are brought on to a day in February, on which was held the yearly statute or hiring fair in the county-town of Casterbridge.
CHAPTER L THE SHEEP FAIR—TROY TOUCHES HIS WIFE’S HAND Greenhill was the Nijni Novgorod of South Wessex; and the busiest, merriest, noisiest day of the whole statute number was the day of the sheep fair.
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We think of statutory law as being written by legislators, but most of it is written in the form of rules and regulations created by governmental agencies.
Atticus had two weighty advantages: although the white girl was fourteen years of age the defendant was not indicted for statutory rape, therefore Atticus could and did prove consent.