Proceedings of the Iowa State Bar Association: Held at Des Moines, Iowa, 1874-1881

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Iowa state bar association, 1912 - Bar associations - 262 pages
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Page 172 - Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses; whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings.
Page 168 - Of law there can be no less acknowledged than that her seat is the bosom of God, her voice the harmony of the world.
Page 188 - ... that in every case, before the evidence is left to the jury, there is a preliminary question for the judge, not whether there is literally no evidence, but whether there is any upon which a jury can properly proceed to find a verdict for the party producing it, upon whom the onus of proof is imposed.
Page 183 - The place was worthy of such a trial. It was the great hall of William Rufus, the hall which had resounded with acclamations at the inauguration of thirty kings, the hall which had witnessed the just sentence of Bacon and the just absolution of Somers, the hall where the eloquence of Strafford had for a moment awed and melted a victorious party inflamed with just resentment, the hall where Charles had confronted the High Court of Justice with the placid courage which has half redeemed his fame.
Page 133 - HIGH on a throne of royal state, which far Outshone the wealth of Ormus and of Ind, Or where the gorgeous East with richest hand Showers on her kings barbaric pearl and gold...
Page 130 - No Freeman shall be taken, or imprisoned, or be disseised of his Freehold, or Liberties, or free Customs, or be outlawed, or exiled, or any otherwise destroyed; nor will we pass upon him, nor condemn him, but by lawful Judgment of his Peers, or by the Law of the Land.
Page 172 - Sir Roger de Coverley walking in the Temple Garden, and discoursing with Mr. Spectator about the beauties in hoops and patches who are sauntering over the grass, is just as lively a figure to me as old Samuel Johnson rolling through the fog • with the Scotch gentleman at his heels on their way to Dr.
Page 16 - This Constitution may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the members present at any annual meeting...
Page 187 - When the evidence is concluded, either party may request instructions to the jury, on points of law, which shall be given, or refused by the court, which instructions shall be reduced to writing, if either party require it.
Page 130 - BUT BY LAWFUL JUDGMENT OF HIS PEERS, OR BY THE LAW OF THE LAND.

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