Pleasantries of English Courts and Lawyers: A Book about Lawyers

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J. Cockcroft, 1876 - Law - 322 pages
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Page 37 - Rich windows that exclude the light, And passages, that lead to nothing. Full oft within the spacious walls, When he had fifty winters o'er him, My grave Lord-Keeper led the brawls ; The seals and maces danc'd before him. His bushy beard, and shoe-strings green, His high-crown'd hat and satin doublet, Mov'd the stout heart of England's Queen, Though Pope and Spaniard could not trouble it.
Page 167 - I could without charge, by your honour's mean, be content to have it, both because of this late disgrace, and because I have three new knights in my mess in Gray's Inn commons ; and because I have found out an alderman's daughter,* a handsome maiden to my liking.
Page 134 - ... esteemed very light of your tongue, a great dicer and gamester, and not of any commendable fame either there or at your house in the Temple, where hath been your bringing up.
Page 85 - whose horse fell upon him yesterday, and is like to kill him, which people do please themselves to see how just God is to punish the rogue at such a time as this : he being now one of the King's Serjeants, and rode in the cavalcade with Maynard,2 to whom people wish the same fortune.
Page 153 - THIS house, where once a lawyer dwelt, Is now a smith's. Alas! How rapidly the iron age Succeeds the age of brass!
Page 185 - ... of the Church. His invention was to marry a second wife while the first was alive ; convincing her of the lawfulness by such arguments as he did not doubt would make others follow the same example. Thcsc he had drawn up in writing with intention to publish for the general good, and it is hoped he may now have leisure to finish them...
Page 220 - Not wine, but more unwholesome law ; To make 'twixt words and lines huge gaps, Wide as meridians in maps ; To squander paper, and spare ink, Or cheat men of their words, some think.
Page 204 - Hastings' lordship and lands.' Whereupon Pinchbek stood up (the rest being silent, fearing that he suspected them), and said, 'No man here nor in England dare say that you have any right in them, except Hastings do quit his claim therein; and should he 'do it, being now under age, it would be of no validitie.
Page 170 - I hinted could have held him in harness so long. For it was very grievous to him, that had his thoughts upon his clients' concerns, which came in thick upon him, to be held in a course of bo-peep play with a crafty widow.
Page 283 - ... way he would admonish them if he saw any thing amiss in them ; particularly, if they went too fine in their clothes, he would tell them it did not become their profession.

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