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Harris, Virgil M. Ancient, Curious, and Famous Wills. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1911. xiv, 472 pp. Reprinted 1999 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 99-20588. ISBN 1-886363-93-5. Cloth. $80. * This collection of wills will be enjoyed by the layman, the lawyer and the scholar as a reflection of the individual cited and of their times. All sorts of wills from the sublime to the absurd are included, such as the will of a pig, clauses in wills concerning slaves, the wills that established the Nobel Prize and the Rhodes scholarship, and many more. This fascinating volume contains the text of wills that are "ancient": Confucius' will, Solon's introduction of wills to the ancient Greeks; wills that are "curious": a will that attempts to bequeath property to the devil, bequests to pets; and wills of the "famous": well-known authors (Rabelais, Dickens, etc.), European royalty (Napoleon, Mary Queen of Scots, etc.) and U.S. presidents (George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, etc.). Well-indexed by subject and name.
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