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, at large. The Life of William, Lord Russell: With Some Account of the Times in which ... - Страница 250по Earl John Russell Russell - 1820Пълен достъп
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Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 2001
...clerk ; and. by the same course of improvement of himself, an able counsel, first in special pleading, then at large ; and after he was called to the bar, had practice in the King's Bench court «qual to any there. As to his person he was very corpulent and beastly ; a mere lump of morbid flesh....