The Judges of England: With Sketches of Their Lives, and Miscellaneous Notices Connected with the Courts at Westminster, from the Time of the Conquest, Volume 8

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Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1864 - Courts
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Page 101 - And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat? And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.
Page 40 - Here lies the friend most lov'd, the son most dear: Who ne'er knew joy, but friendship might divide, Or gave his father grief but when he died. How vain is reason, eloquence how weak ! If Pope must tell what Harcourt cannot speak. Oh, let thy once-lov'd friend inscribe thy stone, And with a father's sorrows mix his own...
Page 100 - The laws of God and man both give the party an opportunity to make his defence, if he has any. I remember to have heard it observed by a very learned man, upon such an occasion, that even God himself did not pass sentence upon Adam before he was called upon to make his defence. 'Adam' (says God), 'where art thou? Hast thou not eaten of the tree whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?' And the same question was put to Eve also.
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Page 361 - of BUTLER. " I distinctly remember," says he, " Lord Camden 's presiding in the Court of Chancery. His Lordship's judicial eloquence was of the colloquial kind — extremely simple, — diffuse, but not desultory. He introduced legal idioms frequently, and always with a pleasing and great effect. Sometimes, however, he rose to the sublime strains of eloquence ; but the sublimity was altogether in the sentiment ; the diction retained its simplicity ; this increased the effect.
Page 131 - James's." reduction of the national debt, "He might as well have attempted to stop the middle arch of Blackfriars Bridge with his full-bottomed wig.
Page 226 - Leech made a speech, Angry, neat, and wrong ; Mr. Hart, on the other part, Was right, but dull and long : Mr. Parker made that darker Which was dark enough without ; Mr. Cook quoted his book ; And the Chancellor said, I DOUBT.
Page 266 - I have seen him," says Lord Eldon, " come into court with both hands wrapped up in flannel (from gout). He could not take a note, and had no one to do so for him. I have known him try a cause which lasted nine or ten hours, and then, from memory, sum up all the evidence with the greatest correctness.
Page 298 - The promptitude and wisdom of your decisions have been as highly conducive to the benefit of the suitor, as they have been eminently promotive of the general administration of equity. In the performance of your important and arduous duties, you have exhibited an uninterrupted equanimity, and displayed a temper never disturbed and a patience never wearied : you have evinced an uniform and impartial attention to those engaged in the discharge of their professional duties here, and who have had the...

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