. 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
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2015.