Law and Lawyers: Or, Sketches and Illustrations of Legal History and Biography, Band 1

Longman, Orme, Brown, Green & Longmans, 1840
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Seite 215 - contemptuous bearing. Mr. Topping was retained as counsel against him; and, disgusted with the presumptuous and overbearing tone of Gibbs, adverted to it most severely in his address to the jury, summoning up his observations with the well-known lines— " He doth bestride the narrow world Like a colossus ; and we petty men Walk under his huge legs, and peep about To find ourselves dishonorable graves.
Seite 159 - An Act for the more effectual Abolition of Oaths and Affirmations taken and made in various departments of the State, and to substitute Declarations in lieu thereof; and for the more entire suppression of voluntary and extra-judicial Oaths.
Seite 260 - Equity is a roguish thing: for law we have a measure; know what to trust to. Equity is according to the conscience of him that is Chancellor; and, as that is larger or narrower, so is equity.
Seite vi - he was guilty of no error— he was chargeable with no exaggeration—he was betrayed by his fancy into no metaphor, who once said, that all we see about us, King, Lords, and Commons, the whole machinery of the state, all the apparatus of the system, and its varied workings, end in simply bringing twelve
Seite 168 - jure. And this I did in as gentle and reasonable terms as might be. Mr. attorney kindled, and said, ' Mr. Bacon, if you have any tooth against me, pluck it out; for it will do you more hurt than all the teeth in your head will do you good.' I answered coldly, and in these words:
Seite 5 - a young officer in the regimentals of the Scots Royals, who talked with a vivacity, fluency, and precision, so uncommon, that he attracted particular attention." In the course of the conversation, Erskine boasted that when at Minorca he had not only read prayers, but preached two sermons to the regiment.
Seite 231 - that he looked upon the independence and uprightness of the judges as essential to the impartial administration of justice, as one of the best securities of the rights and liberties of his subjects, and as most conducive to the honour of his crown.
Seite 225 - having one day finished a cause, and called for the next in order, the registrar told him that there was no other waiting to be heard—on which circumstance the following epigram was written: "When More some years had chancellor been, No more suits did remain; The same shall never more he seen, Till More

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