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Page 92 - From the moment that any advocate can be permitted to say, that he will or will not stand between the Crown and the subject arraigned in the Court where he daily sits to practise, from that moment the liberties of England are at an end.
Page 93 - Sir. you do not know it to be good or bad till the judge determines it. I have said that you are to state facts fairly; so that your thinking. or what you call knowing a cause to be bad. must be from reasoning. must be from your supposing your arguments to be weak and inconclusive.
Page 155 - Calcutta : provided that their inheritance, and succession to lands, rents and goods and all matters of contract and dealing between party and party...
Page 93 - ... supposing your arguments to be weak and inconclusive. But, Sir, that is not enough. An argument which does not convince yourself, may convince the Judge to whom you urge it: and if it does convince him, why then, Sir, you are wrong, and he is right. It is his business to judge ; and you are not to be confident in your own opinion that a cause is bad, but to say all you can for your client, and then hear the Judge's opinion.
Page 211 - And therefore, I'll not have a chambermaid That ties her shoes, or any meaner office, But such whose fathers were right worshipful. 'Tis a rich man's pride! there having ever been More than a feud, a strange antipathy, Between us and true gentry.
Page 382 - ... infirmities. When the court fell into a steady course of using the law against all kinds of offenders, this man was taken into the king's business ; and had the part of drawing and perusal of almost all indictments and informations that were then to be prosecuted with the pleadings thereon if any were special ; and he had the settling of the large pleadings in the quo warranto against London.
Page 208 - I HOLD every man a debtor to his profession; from the which, as men of course do seek to receive countenance and profit, so ought they of duty to endeavour themselves, by way of amends, to be a help and ornament thereunto.
Page 228 - To give judgment privately, is to put an -end to reports ; and to put an end to reports, is to put an end to the law of England.
Page 94 - He makes not a Trojan siege of a suit, but seeks to bring it to a set battle in a speedy trial. Yet sometimes suits are continued by their difficulty, the potency and stomach of the parties, without any default in the lawyer.