Addresses Delivered March 13, 1902: And Papers Prepared Or Republished to Commemorate the Centennial Celebration of the Law Association of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1802-1902

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Philadelphia Bar Association, 1906 - Law - 462 pages
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Page 146 - Time hath, my lord, a wallet at his back, Wherein he puts alms for oblivion, A great-sized monster of ingratitudes: Those scraps are good deeds past; which are devour'd As fast as they are made, forgot as soon As done...
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Page 127 - After doing my best, one morning, to overtake Chief Justice Marshall in his quick march to the Capitol, when he was nearer to eighty than to seventy, I asked him to what cause in particular he attributed that strong and quick step ; and he replied that he thought it was most due to his commission in the army of the Revolution, in which he had been a regular foot practitioner for nearly six years.
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Page 259 - to revise, collate and digest all such public acts and statutes of the Civil Code of this State, and all such British statutes in force in this State, as are general and permanent in their nature," we now respectfully submit to the Legislature, this, our first Report.
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