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 4

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Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1851 - Courts
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Page 352 - Among the rest was a large collection of original letters, written during the reigns of Henry VI. Edward IV. Richard III. and Henry VII. by such of the Paston family...
Page 57 - Glyndowr, two sons, Griffith and Jenkin, from the latter of whom sprang a long succession of knightly descendants. Two of these were created baronets.
Page 69 - A few days after they appeared in his presence, armed, and attended with armed followers ; and they accused, by name, the Archbishop of York, the Duke of Ireland, the Earl of Suffolk, Sir Robert Tresilian, and Sir Nicholas Brembre, as public and dangerous enemies to the state.
Page 28 - To maken him live by his propre good, In honour detteles, but if he were wood, Or live as scarsly, as him list desire ; And able for to helpen all a shire In any cas that mighte fallen or happe ; And yet this manciple sette hir aller cappe.
Page 23 - In termes hadde he cas and domes alle, That fro the time of king Will, weren falle. Therto he coude endite, and make a thing, Ther coude no wight pinche at his writing. And every statute coude he plaine by rote. He rode but homely in a medlee cote, Girt with a seint of silk, with barres smale ; Of his array tell I no longer tale.
Page 27 - For whether that he paide, or toke by taille, Algate he waited so in his achate, That he was ay before in good estate. Now is not that of God a ful fayre grace, That swiche a lewed mannes wit shal pace The wisdom of an hepe of lered men ? Of maisters...
Page 252 - There is both in the inns of court and the inns of chancery a sort of academy, or gymnasium, fit for persons of their station, where they learn singing and all kinds of music, dancing, and such other accomplishments and diversions (which are called revels) as are suitable to their quality, and such as are usually practised at court.
Page 265 - II. stat. 3, to the prior and brethren of the hospital of St. John of Jerusalem. In...
Page 179 - Somer, that rypest mannes sustenance With holsum hete of the sonnes warmnesse, Al kynde of man thee holden is to blesse!
Page 439 - Institutes," will ever prevent its being forgotten. The treatise itself is, however, now seldom read without the valuable Commentary of Sir Edward Coke ; a production which, as no one would dare to enter the legal arena without fully digesting, has been illustrated successively by the eminent names of Hale, Nottingham, Hargrave, and Butler.

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