40. Effect of qualifying words.

Where property is settled or directed to be settled in a particular course of succession as far 'as the rules of law will admit'1, or with any other qualifying words to the like effect, then, according to the intention shown, the qualification may refer either to the quality of the property, to which the course of succession may be inapt, as in the case of personal property settled to follow real estate2 (this being the ordinary sense of the words in such a case3) or to the length of time that the property is to be tied up, having

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