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" My friends, companions, relations, all attacked me with urgent solicitations to banish poetry and Oriental literature for a time, and apply myself to oratory and the study of the law ; in other words, to become a barrister, and pursue the track of ambition.... "
Memoirs of the Life, Writings, and Correspondence, of Sir William Jones - Page 114
by John Shore Baron Teignmouth, Sir William Jones - 1807 - 636 pages
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Select Works of the British Poets: In a Chronological Series from Falconer ...

John Aikin - English poetry - 1838 - 732 pages
...solicitations of his friends. "Their advice," he says, in a letter to his friend Reviczki, " was conformable to my own inclinations; for the only road to the highest...country, is that of the law; and I need not add how amhitious and lahorious I am." The mode in which he occupied himself in chambers is best described...
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Select Works of the British Poets, in a Chronological Series from Falconer ...

John Aikin - English poetry - 1838 - 732 pages
...solicitations of his friends. "Their advice," he says, in a letter to his friend Reviczki. " was conformable n the road to Greenock ; a that of the law ; and I need not add how ambitious and laborious I am." The mode in which he occupied...
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London Saturday Journal..., Volume 3

1840
...form his own judgment of the style am character of the book. " Sir William Jones has observed, that ' the only road to the highest stations in this country is that of the law*:' and probabl' it is to a general conviction of this kind that we owe the multitudi of aspirants for its...
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The Works of the British Poets, Selected and Chronologically Arranged ...

John Aikin - English poetry - 1852
...solicitations of his friends. "Their advice," he says, in a letter to his friend Reviczki, " was conformable to my own inclinations; for the only road to the highest...I need not add how ambitious and laborious I am." The mode in which he occupied himself in chambers is best described by his own pen, in a letter to...
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The English Nation; Or, A History of England in the Lives of ..., Volume 4

George Godfrey Cunningham - Great Britain - 1863
...friend, Count Reviezki, that the advice was conformable to his own inclinations ; " for," says he, " the only road to the highest stations in this country...I need not add how ambitious and laborious I am." In the summer of 1771 we find him commencing the perusal of Blackstone's Commentaries, and expressing...
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Learned in the Law: Or, Examples and Encouragements from the Lives of ...

William Henry Davenport Adams - Great Britain - 1882 - 392 pages
...words, to become a barrister, and pursue the track of ambition. Their advice, in truth, was conformable to my own inclinations ; for the only road to the highest stations in this 238 and radiance of her young the social disorganisatio country, and especially 1 which religion had...
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The Concise Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews - Reference - 1989 - 343 pages
...people is the greatest law. Cicero (106-43 BC) Roman orator, philosopher See Young on BUSINESS Lawyers The only road to the highest stations in this country is that of the law. Sir William Jones (1746-1794) English orientalist, jurist Lawyers know life practically. A bookish...
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Westminster Hall: Or Professional Relics and Anecdotes of the Bar, Bench ...

Law - 1825
...words, to become a Barrister, and pursue the track of ambition. Their advice, in truth, was conformable to my own inclinations ; for the only road to the...highest stations in this country is that of the law, aud I need not add how ambitious and laborious I am." In another letter, written in the same year,...
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