The judges of England, from the time of the Conquest, Том 7

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Страница 161 - ... got a board knocked up at a window on the top of a staircase; and that was his desk where he sat and wrote after copies of court and other hands the clerks gave him. He made himself so expert a writer that he took in business and earned some pence by hackney-writing. And thus by degrees he pushed his faculties and fell to forms, and, by books that were lent him, became an exquisite entering clerk; and by the same course of improvement of himself, an able counsel first in special pleading then...
Страница 111 - ... that if the King could have found out an honester and fitter man for that employment, he would not have advanced him to it; and that he had therefore preferred him, because he knew none that deserved it so well.
Страница 238 - When he was in temper, and matters indifferent came before him, he became his seat of justice better than any other I ever saw in his place.
Страница 79 - With public zeal to cancel private crimes. How safe is treason and how sacred ill, Where none can sin against the...
Страница 34 - Powys, the junior of the batch, a day or two after their creation, he said " that he had something to say to him, viz. That the rings which he and the rest of the serjeants had given weighed but eighteen shillings a piece; whereas Fortescue, in his Book De Laudibus Legum Angliae says, 'The rings given to the chief justice and to the chief baron ought to weigh twenty shillings...
Страница 95 - Brought all the' endowments of Achitophel. Sincere was Amri, and not only knew, But Israel's sanctions into practice drew ; Our laws, that did a boundless ocean seem, Were coasted all, and fathom'd all by him : No Rabbin speaks like him their mystic sense So just, and with such charms of eloquence ; To whom the double blessing does belong, With Moses
Страница 77 - Henry Viscount Cornbury, who was called up to the House of Peers by the title of Lord Hyde, in the lifetime of his father, Henry Earl of Rochester, by a codicil to his will, dated Aug.
Страница 161 - by his troggs," (such a humorous way of talking he affected) " none could say he wanted issue of his body for he had nine in his back.
Страница 161 - I remember) and courting the attorney's clerks for scraps. The extraordinary observance and diligence of the boy made the society willing to do him good. He appeared very ambitious to learn to write ; and one of the attornies got a board knocked up at a window...
Страница 355 - Cobbett, but you must not talk to him as you do to me; he will not suffer such fellows as you in his company."!