„In a perfectly new case—a case altogether primae impressionis—I think the Judges are bound to hold fast to the principles of the common law—to remember the maxim, "Salus reipublicae suprema lex," and if the condition be really in principle against the public good, to pronounce it in their judgment void.“
— Sir Frederick Pollock, 1st Baronet
Brownlow v. Egerton (1854), 23 L. J. Rep. Part 5 (N.S.) Ch. 382.