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Page 33 - England has, indeed, no single date from which its duration is to be reckoned. The institutions of positive law, the far more important changes which time has wrought in the order of society, during six hundred years subsequent to the Great Charter, have undoubtedly lessened its direct application to our present circumstances ; but it is still the keystone of English liberty.
Page 31 - Cade. Nay, that I mean to do. Is not this a lamentable thing, that of the skin of an innocent lamb should be made parchment ? that parchment, being scribbled o'er, should undo a man...
Page 54 - To obtain such order, the guardian or curator shall present to the court a petition setting forth the condition of the estate, and the facts and circumstances on which the petition is founded.
Page 50 - Men give me credit for genius. All the genius I have lies just in this : when I have a subject in hand I study it profoundly. Day and night it is before me. I explore it in all its bearings. My mind becomes pervaded with it. Then the effort which I make the people are pleased to call the fruit of genius; it is the fruit of labor and thought.
Page 33 - My lords, I think that history has not done justice to their conduct; when they obtained from their sovereign that great acknowledgment of national rights contained in Magna Carta, they did not confine it to themselves alone, but delivered it as a common blessing to the whole people.
Page 95 - At any of the meetings of the Association, members of the Bar of any foreign country, or of any state, who are not members of the Association, may be admitted to the privileges of the floor during such meeting.
Page 22 - Heap heavier still the fetters; bar closer still the grate; Patient as sheep we yield us up unto your cruel hate. But, by the Shades beneath us, and by the Gods above, Add not unto your cruel hate your yet more cruel love!
Page 94 - All papers read before the association shall be lodged with the secretary. The annual address of the president, the reports of committees, and all proceedings at the annual meeting, shall be printed ; but no other address made or paper read or presented shall be printed, except by order of the executive committee.
Page 33 - Latin of the times, nullus liber homo, and provided as carefully for the meanest subject as for the greatest. These are uncouth words, and sound but poorly in the ears of scholars; neither are they addressed to the criticism of scholars, but to the hearts of free men. These three words, nullus liber homo, have a meaning which interests us all ; they deserve to be remembered — they deserve to be inculcated in our minds — they are worth all the classics.