The Autobiography of a Notorious Legal Functionary

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J. Chidley, 1838 - Law - 358 pages
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Page 9 - Tis not in mortals to command success, But we'll do more, Sempronius; we'll deserve it.
Page 27 - That not to know at large of things remote From use, obscure and subtle, but to know That which before us lies in daily life, Is the prime wisdom...
Page 351 - Qui facit per alium facit per se — he who does a thing through another, does it virtually himself.
Page 112 - ... a long succession of days passed in amusements away from home, I begged her, for my sake, to stay at home one evening. I wanted to read something to her, I wanted to talk to her, — in a word, I wanted her at home. She promised it readily and seriously. In the evening, when 1 came, she was gone. " I had reason to believe that I was not indifferent to her, — she gave this promise so readily, so cordially, so gladly. — and she broke it, to dance with Otto in a fancy quadrille at the Minister...
Page 9 - To give her poor dog a bone; But when she got there The cupboard was bare, And so the poor dog had none. She went to the baker's To buy him some bread; When she came back The dog was dead.
Page 294 - ... contrary, he was extremely considerate, and always ready to make allowances. Thus reassured, I proceeded to an anti-room, where I waited for about ten minutes, till a servant announced, that his Majesty the Emperor was ready to receive me. On entering the room, I saw Buonaparte standing before the fire, with his head leaning on his hand, and his elbow resting on the chimney-piece. He looked up, and came forward two paces, returning my salutation with a careless sort of bow, or nod. His first...

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