Eminent British Lawyers

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Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1831 - Lawyers - 428 pages

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Page 10 - To which it was answered by me, that true it was that God had endowed his Majesty with excellent science and great endowments of nature, but his Majesty was not learned in the laws of his realm of England ; and causes which concern the life or inheritance or goods or fortunes of his subjects are not to be decided by natural reason but by the artificial reason and judgment of law, which law is an act which requires long study and experience before that a man can attain to the cognizance of it...
Page 280 - Does he not feel that it is as honorable to owe it to these, as to being the accident of an accident ? — To all these noble lords, the language of the noble duke is as applicable and as insulting as it is to myself. But I don't fear to meet it single and alone.
Page 42 - ... the law by this time had been almost like a ship without ballast; for that the cases of modern experience are fled from those that are adjudged and ruled in former time.
Page 195 - Those that have foregone that pleasing adviser, and given up their mind to be the slave of every popular impulse, I sincerely pity : I pity them still more, if their vanity leads them to mistake the shouts of a mob for the trumpet of fame. Experience might...
Page 293 - That the influence of the Crown has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished"?
Page 5 - Let the wickedness of his fathers be had in remembrance in the sight of the Lord : and let not the sin of his mother be done away.
Page 200 - I pass over many anonymous letters I have received. Those in print are public ; and some of them have been brought judicially before the Court. Whoever the writers are, they take the wrong way. I will do my duty unawed. What am I to fear ? That mendax infamia...
Page 271 - The tears shed in that house, on the occasion to which he alluded, were not the tears of patriots for dying laws, but of lords for their expiring places. The iron tears which flowed down Pluto's cheek rather resembled the dismal bubbling of the Styx than the gentle murmuring streams of Aganippe.
Page 331 - ... shelter, but I will not join in battle with them. Their vices, though screwed up to the highest pitch of human depravity, are not of dignity enough to vindicate the combat with me. I will drag him to light who is the dark mover behind this scene of iniquity. I assert that the Earl of...
Page 10 - With which the King was greatly offended, and said that then he should be under the law, which was treason to affirm, as he said ; to which I said that Bracton saith, quod Rex nan debet esse sub homine sed sub Deo et lege.

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