The Lives of Twelve Eminent Judges of the Last and of the Present Century, Volume 1

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Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1846 - Judges
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Page 72 - Ho above the rest, In shape and gesture proudly eminent, Stood like a tower; his form had not yet lost All its original brightness, nor appeared Less than Archangel ruined, and th' excess Of glory obscured.'
Page 370 - in debt and disgrace; a despiser of domestic ties; the companion of gamblers and demireps; a man who has just closed half a century without one single claim on the gratitude of his country, or the respect of posterity
Page 124 - desolation, reminding the passenger of the passage in the poet :— " Benighted wanderers the forest o'er, Cursed the saved candle, and unopened door; While the gaunt mastiff, growling at the gate, Affrights the beggar whom he longs to eat." Nor was the front of his town mansion in Lincoln's Inn
Page 135 - He would be crowned — How that might change his nature, there's the question. It is the bright day that brings forth the adder ; And that craves wary walking
Page 382 - I do not think it is a trespass to interfere with the column of air superincumbent on the close. I once had occasion to rule upon the circuit that a man who from the outside of a field discharged a gun into it, so that the shot must have struck the soil, was guilty of breaking and entering it.
Page 261 - follows: —" What a crowd of blessings rush upon one's mind that might be bestowed upon the country in the event of a total change of system ! Of all monarchs, indeed, since the revolution, the successor of George the Third will have the finest opportunity of becoming nobly popular!
Page 458 - school, — he had been called by special retainers during the summer into many different and distant parts of the country — travelling chiefly in post-chaises — he felt himself called upon to declare, that his poor faculties were at the service of his country — of the free and enlightened part of it at least,—he stood here as a
Page 189 - fate of America in suspense—here is a man, who, with the utmost insensibility of remorse, stands up and avows himself the author of all. I can compare it only to Zanga in Dr. Young's Revenge : * Know then 'twas I— I
Page 445 - Pitt, evidently intending to reply, sat with pen and paper in his hand, prepared to catch the arguments of this formidable adversary. He wrote a word or two. Erskine proceeded ; but with every additional sentence Pitt's attention to the paper relaxed, his look became more careless, and he
Page 185 - he was in brawn, and sinew, and muscle, but with his blue scymetar he severed the cushion and veil into two equal parts, displaying at the same time the extreme temper and sharpness of the weapon, and the exquisite dexterity of him who used it. This singular address was

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