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2. Coke, Littleton 64b. Part of a discussion of the feudal tenure called frankalmoign, “service due to Almighty God,” which was, according to Coke, the most important tenure, because the other tenures “must all become prosperous and useful, by reason of Gods true religion and service.” Then follows the line in the text, which in translation is “Human affairs never prosper where divine affairs are neglected.” See Black, Law Dictionary .