The Lives of the Chief Justices of England: From the Norman Conquest Till the Death of Lord Tenterden, Band 4


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Seite 109 - Commander ; he, above the rest In shape and gesture proudly eminent, Stood like a tower ; his form had yet not lost All her original brightness, nor appeared Less than Archangel ruined, and the excess Of glory obscured...
Seite 24 - Every man thinks meanly of himself for not having been a soldier, or not having been at sea." BOSWELL. " Lord Mansfield does not." JOHNSON. " Sir, if Lord Mansfield were in a company of General Officers and Admirals who have been in service, he would shrink ; he'd wish to creep under the table.
Seite 247 - This cardinal, Though from an humble stock, undoubtedly Was fashion'd to much honour. From his cradle He was a scholar, and a ripe and good one ; Exceeding wise, fair spoken, and persuading : Lofty and sour to them that loved him not ; But, to those men that sought him, sweet as summer...
Seite 219 - Of all monarchs, indeed, since the revolution, the successor of George the Third will have the finest opportunity of becoming nobly popular.
Seite 35 - ... a single age or nation ; but the common property of all times and all countries. They are built upon the most comprehensive principles, and the most enlightened experience of mankind. He designed them to be of universal application ; considering, as he himself has declared, the maritime law to be, not the law of a particular country, but the general law of nations.
Seite 327 - Justice told the jury that there were two questions for their consideration : First, whether the plaintiff had given value for the bill, of which there could be no doubt ; and, secondly, whether he took it under circumstances which ought to have excited the suspicion of a prudent and careful man.
Seite 121 - ... being tampered with. But if an individual can break down any of those safeguards which the Constitution has so wisely and so cautiously erected, by poisoning the minds of the jury at a time when they are called upon to decide, he will stab the administration of justice in its most vital parts.
Seite 124 - And turn the unwilling steeds another way ; Benighted wanderers, the forest o'er, Curse the saved candle and unopening door ; . While the gaunt mastiff, growling at the gate, Affrights the beggar whom he longs to eat.
Seite 270 - Behold, brother Eichardson, that is the only human being I ever envied : when at school in this town we were candidates together for a chorister's place ; he obtained it : and if I had gained my wish, he might have been accompanying you as Chief Justice, and pointing me out as his old schoolfellow, the singing man.
Seite 189 - I do not wish to be understood to blink any question ; and if I had been standing there, and been asked whether I should have pushed or stood aside, I should have had no objection to answer that question.

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