Westminster hall: or, Professional relics and anecdotes of the bar, bench, and woolsack, Volume 1

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J. Knight & H. Lacey, 1825 - Law
 

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Page 215 - I pray you, Master Lieutenant, see me safe up, and for my coming down let me shift for myself...
Page 117 - And yet Time hath his revolutions; there must be a period and an end to all temporal things —finis rerum — an end of names. and dignities, and whatsoever is terrene; —and why not of De Vere ?— for where is BOHUN? Where is MOWBRAY? Where is MORTIMER? Nay, which is more, and most of all, where is PLANTAGENET ? They are entombed in the urns and sepulchres of mortality!
Page 121 - ... out of thy writing trade forty years ago it had been happy. Thou pretendest to be a preacher of the gospel of peace, and thou hast one foot in the grave ; it is time for thee to begin to think what account thou intendest to give ; but leave thee to thyself and I see thou wilt go on as thou hast begun ; but, by the grace of God, I'll look after thee.
Page 43 - I am amazed at his Grace's speech. The noble duke cannot look before him, behind him, or on either side of him, without seeing some noble peer, who owes his seat in this house to his successful exertions in the profession to which I belong. Does he not feel that it is as honorable to owe it to these, as to being the accident of an accident...
Page 99 - In behalf of the Nose it will quickly appear, And your lordship, he said, will undoubtedly find That the Nose has had spectacles always in wear, Which amounts to possession time out of mind.
Page 206 - ... times. But I have set my mind at rest. The last end that can happen to any man, never comes too soon, if he falls in support of the law and liberty of his country (for liberty is synonymous with law and government).
Page 205 - I wish popularity ; but it is that popularity which follows, not that which is run after ; it is that popularity which, sooner or later, never fails to do justice to the pursuit of noble ends by noble means. I will not do that which my conscience tells me is wrong upon this occasion, to gain the huzzas of thousands, or the daily praise of all the papers which come from the press...
Page 52 - Me, wrangling courts, and stubborn law, To smoke, and crowds, and cities draw ; There selfish Faction rules the day, And Pride and Avarice throng the way : Diseases taint the murky air, And midnight conflagrations glare ; Loose Revelry, and Riot bold, In frighted streets their orgies hold ;— Or, when in silence all is drown'd, Fell Murder walks her lonely round ; No room for peace, no room for you : Adieu, celestial nymph, adieu...
Page 129 - I do not hear yet, that you have spoken one word against me; here is no treason of mine done; if my Lord Cobham be a traitor, what is that to me ? Coke — All that he did was by thy instigation, thou viper ; for I thou thee, thou traitor!
Page 99 - BETWEEN Nose and Eyes a strange contest arose, The spectacles set them unhappily wrong ; The point in dispute was, as all the world knows, To which the said spectacles ought to belong.

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