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Soule and Bugbee, 1882 - 413 էջ
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Էջ 307 - pleads the laws, Explain'd the matter, and would win the cause. Dame Justice, weighing long the doubtful right, Takes, opens, swallows it before their sight. The cause of strife remov'd so rarely well, ' There, take (says Justice), take ye each a shell. We thrive at Westminster on fools like you : 'Twas a fat oyster — live in peace — Adieu.'
Էջ 165 - full of resources. In other countries, the people, more simple, and of a less mercurial cast, judge of an ill principle in government, only by an actual grievance : here they anticipate the evil, and judge of the pressure of the grievance by the badness of the principle. They augur misgovernment at a distance, and snuff the approach of tyranny in every tainted breeze.
Էջ 307 - Once (says an author, where I need not say), Two travelers found an oyster in their way: Both fierce, both hungry, the dispute grew strong ; While, scale in hand, dame Justice pass'd along. Before her each with clamor pleads the laws, Explain'd the matter, and would win the cause. Dame Justice,
Էջ 227 - He that with injury is griev'd, And goes to law to be reliev'd, Is sillier than a sottish chouse, Who, when a thief has robb'd his house, Applies himself to cunning men To help him to his goods agen; When all he can expect to gain, Is but to squander more in vain.
Էջ 287 - As by the Templars' holds you go, The horse and lamb displayed, In emblematic figures show The merits of their trade, That clients may infer from thence How just is their profession: The lamb sets forth their innocence, The horse their expedition. O happy Britons ! happy isle! Let foreign nations say: Where
Էջ 163 - had, at different times, pleaded for and against the same cause, and cited precedents to prove contrary opinions? Whether they were a rich or a poor corporation? Whether they received any pecuniary reward for pleading, or delivering their opinions? And particularly, whether they were ever admitted as members in the lower senate?
Էջ 163 - only of two and twenty. But indeed few of them extend even to that length. They are expressed in the most plain and simple terms, wherein those people are not mercurial enough to discover above one interpretation ; and to write a comment upon any law is a capital crime.
Էջ 106 - to trust to : Equity is according to the Conscience of him that is Chancellor, and as that is larger or narrower so is Equity. Tis all one as if they should make
Էջ 239 - rolled along; But now the pleasing dream is o'er, These scenes must charm me now no more : Lost to the field, and torn from you — Farewell ! — a long, a last adieu. Me wrangling courts and stubborn Law To smoak and crowds and cities draw: There selfish Faction rules the day, And Pride and
Էջ 162 - a stranger three hundred miles off. In the trial of persons accused for crimes against the State, the method is much more short and commendable : the judge first sends to sound the disposition of those in power, after which he can easily hang or save a criminal ; strictly preserving all

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