The Works of the Late G. A. Stevens, Esq: Consisting of His Celebrated Lecture on Heads, and Songs

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Washbourn and son, 1823 - 250 Seiten
 

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Seite 40 - ... we are counsel in this cause for the bull. We are indicted for running away with the boat. Now, my lord, we have heard of running horses, but never of running bulls before. Now, my lord, the bull could no more run away with the boat than a man in a coach may be said to run away with the horses ; therefore, my lord, how can we punish what is not punishable ? * How can we eat what is not eatable? Or, how can we drink what is not drinkable ? Or, as the law says, how can we think...
Seite 40 - This cause being afterwards left to a reference, upon the award both bull and boat were acquitted, it being proved that the tide of the river carried them both away...
Seite 40 - ... a hayband — after he had made his boat fast to a post on shore, as it was very natural for a hungry man to do, he went up town to dinner. Farmer...
Seite 40 - Now, the counsel for the bull began with saying, " My lord, and you, gentlemen of the jury, we are counsel in this cause for the bull. We are indicted for running away with the boat. Now, my lord, we have heard of running horses, but never of running bulls before. Now, my lord, the bull could no more run away with the boat than a man in a coach may be said to run away with the horses; therefore, my lord, how can we punish what is not punishable? How can we eat what is not eatable? Or, how can we...
Seite 39 - Law is like a country dance, people are led up and down in it till they are tired. Law is like a book of surgery, there are a great many terrible cases in it. It is also like physic, they that take least of it are best off. Law is like a homely gentlewoman, very well to follow.
Seite 40 - ... fell to work upon the hayband. The boat, being eaten from its moorings, floated down the river, with the bull in it : it struck against a rock, beat a hole in the bottom of the boat, and tossed the bull overboard...
Seite 101 - Tis better we agree ! Though LOVE may laugh, and WIT may joke ; Yet, friends ! take care of me ! ' 'Without me, Beauty wins no heart! Without me, Wit is vain! If, headstrong, here with me you part ; We ne'er can meet again! Of me, you both should take great care ; And shun the rambling plan! No calling back, my friends ! I'll bear ! So keep me, while you can...
Seite 32 - The next counsel on the same side began with, ' My lord, he who makes use of many words to no purpose has not much to say for himself, therefore I shall come to the point at once ; at once and immediately I shall come to the point. My client was in liquor : the liquor in him having served an ejectment upon his understanding, common sense was nonsuited, and he was a man beside himself, as Dr...
Seite 40 - ... thinkable ? Therefore, my lord, as we are counsel in this cause for the bull, if the jury should bring the bull in guilty, the jury would be guilty of a bull.
Seite 32 - But, my lud, this is not to be looked at through the medium of right and wrong ; for the law knows no medium ; and right and wrong are but its shadows. Now, in the first place, they have called a kitchen my client's premises. Now a kitchen is nobody's premises ; a kitchen is not a ware-house...

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