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" It is only a subsequent age that has discovered his having possessed a degree of sagacity, for which he did not get credit while he lived. So far back as 1765 he published an attack on our system of entails ; in 1779 he explained a scheme for a uniform... "
Swintons of that Ilk and Their Cadets - Seite 93
von Archibald Campbell Swinton - 1883 - 114 Seiten
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MEMORIALS OF HIS TIME

HENRY COCKBURN - 1856
...was a' very excellent person ; dull, mild, solid, and plodding ; and in his person large and heavy. It is only a subsequent age that has discovered his...measures; and in 1789 he put forth considerations in favor of dividing the Court of Session into more courts than one, and of introducing juries for...
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Memorials of His Time

Lord Henry Cockburn Cockburn - 1856 - 470 Seiten
...He was a very excellent person ; dull, mild, solid, and plodding; and in his person large and heavy. It is only a subsequent age that has discovered his...measures ; and in 1789 he put forth considerations in favor of dividing the Court of Session into more courts than one, and of introducing juries for...
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Memorials of His Time

Lord Henry Cockburn Cockburn - 1856 - 442 Seiten
...was a very excellent person ; dull, mild, solid, and plodding ; and in his person large and heavy. It is only a subsequent age that has discovered his...uniform standard of weights and measures; and in 1789 herput forth considerations in favor of dividing the Court of Session into more courts than one, and...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle, for the Year ..., Band 201

1856
...unsound, metaphysics. Lord Swinton was a very excellent person — dull, mild, solid, and plodding. It is only a subsequent age that has discovered his...scheme for a uniform standard of weights and measures. But the giant of the bench was Braxfield : — " His very name makes people start yet. Strong-built...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Band 201

1856
...unsound, metaphysics. Lord Swinton was a very excellent person — dull, mild, solid, and plodding. It is only a subsequent age that has discovered his having possessed a degree of sagacity for which lie did not get credit while he lived. So far back as 1765 he published an attack on our system of...
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Men of the Merse, a lect

Archibald Campbell Swinton - 1858 - 95 Seiten
...as a youth can know an old man," " He was a very excellent person, dull, mild, solid, and plodding. It is only a subsequent age that has discovered his...measures; and in 1789 he put forth considerations in favour of dividing the Court of Session into more courts than one, and of introducing juries for...
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Lord Cockburn's works, Band 1

lord Henry Thomas Cockburn - 1872
...was a very excellent person ; dull, mild, solid, and plodding ; and in his person large and heavy. It is only a subsequent age that has discovered his...published an attack on our system of entails ; in 1 7 7 9 he explained a scheme for a uniform standard of weights and measures; and in 1789 he put forth...
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History of the Berwickshire Naturalists' Club, Instituted September ..., Band 8

Berwickshire Naturalists' Club (Scotland) - 1879
...as a youth can know an old man;" " he was a very excellent person ; dull, mild, solid, and plodding. It is only a subsequent age that has discovered his...measures ; and in 1789 he put forth considerations in favour of dividing the Court of Session into more courts than one, and of introducing juries for...
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Trial of Deacon Brodie

William Brodie - 1906 - 280 Seiten
...He was a very excellent per .on; dull, mild, solid, and plodding; and in his person large and heavy. It is only a subsequent age that has discovered his...sagacity for which he did not get credit while he lived. Notwithstanding the utter dissimilarity of the two men, there was a great friendship between him and...
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