Brief memoirs of the judges whose portraits are preserved in Guildhall

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Seite 15 - Permit me, sire, further to observe, that whoever has already dared, or shall hereafter endeavour, by false insinuations and suggestions, to alienate your Majesty's affections from your loyal subjects in general, and from the City of London in particular, and to withdraw your confidence in...
Seite 10 - This diílinguiíhed perfon, for the fervice rendered to King George II. and to King George III. was created EARL OF CHATHAM.
Seite 45 - ... pursue the true spirit of justice, notwithstanding the embarrassments raised by the narrow and technical notions which then prevailed in the courts of law, and the imperfect ideas of redress which had possessed the courts of equity.
Seite 14 - ... apprehension of your Majesty's displeasure would at all times affect their minds. The declaration of that displeasure, has already filled them with inexpressible anxiety and with the deepest affliction. Permit me, Sire, to assure your Majesty, that your Majesty has not in all your dominions any subjects more faithful, more dutiful, or more affectionate to your Majesty's person and family, or more ready to sacrifice their lives and fortunes in the maintenance of the true honour and dignity of...
Seite 14 - Majesty's person and family, or more ready to sacrifice their lives and fortunes in the maintenance of the true honour and dignity of your crown. We do therefore, with the greatest humility and...
Seite 10 - London received in her ample share in the general prosperity, have erected to the 'memory of this eminent statesman and powerful orator, this monument in her Guildhall; that her citizens may never meet for the transaction of their affairs, without being reminded, that the means by which providence raises a nation to greatness, are the virtues infused into great men ; and that to withhold from those virtues, either of the living or the dead, the tribute of esteem and veneration, is to deny to themselves...
Seite 9 - ... is pouring plenty into the Jap of Britannia. The City, in her mural crown, with a look of gratitude, is addrefling her noble friend, pointing the while to Commerce; at her feet are placed the emblems of induftry, and on her right? hand thofe of Juftice and Power. Upon the plinth is engraved the following infcription...
Seite 28 - ... Justices of the Common Pleas, and a commissioner of the great Seal. After the Restoration he was again called to the degree of serjeant, June 21, 1660, and was chosen member for the county of Bedford in the parliament called that year. He sat upon the...
Seite 34 - Xaw, and afterwards a Judge of the King's Bench ; where he fate many years, and difcharged the office with much gravity and learning ; and was very terrible to thofe who chofe to live by robbing on the highway. He was unfortunate, though without fault, in the giving up that caftle in fo unfeafonable a conjuncture ; which was done by the faction and artifice of an officer within, who had found means to go out to Waller, and to acquaint him with the great wants of the garrifon ; which indeed had not...

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