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Page 162 - I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
Page 9 - That I suffer not myself to be prepossessed with any judgment at all, till the whole business and both parties be heard. 7. That I never engage myself in the beginning of any cause, but reserve myself unprejudiced till the whole be heard.
Page 9 - God, the king, and country ; and therefore, '2. That it be done— 1. Uprightly; 2. Deliberately; 3. Resolutely. '3. That I rest not upon my own understanding or strength, but. implore and rest upon the direction and strength of God. '4. That in the execution of justice, I carefully lay aside my own passions, and not give way to them, however provoked. '5.
Page 34 - I never wanted time, in my six days, to ripen and fit myself for the businesses and employments I had to do, though I borrowed not one minute from the Lord's day to prepare for it, by study or otherwise. But, on the other hand, if I had at any time borrowed from this day any time for my secular employments, I found that it did further me less than if I had let it alone ; and therefore, when some years...
Page 193 - ... an arrangement, which not only redounds highly to his own honour, but which will also operate to the reciprocal advantage of the Company and the Nabob.
Page 10 - Not to be solicitous what men will say or think, so long as I keep myself exactly according to the rule of justice. 13. If in criminals it be a measuring cast, to incline to mercy and acquittal.
Page 13 - Upon which the lord chief baron interrupted him, and said he did not deal fairly to come to his chamber about such affairs, for he never received any information of causes but in open court, where both parties were to be heard alike...
Page 27 - The last year of his being in London, he came always on Sundays, when he could go abroad, to the chapel of the Rolls, where I then preached. In my life I never saw so much gravity tempered with that sweetness, and set off with so much vivacity, as appeared in his looks and behaviour, which disposed me to a veneration for him, which I never had for any with whom I was not acquainted.