A History of the Court of Chancery: With Practical Remarks on the Recent Commission, Report, and Evidence, and on the Means of Improving the Administration of Justice in the English Courts of Equity, Page 245

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Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1828 - Courts - 152 pages
"With practical remarks on the recent commission, report, and evidence, and on the means of improving the administration of justice in the English courts of equity."--T.p.

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Page 462 - Equity is a roguish thing : for law we have a measure, know what to trust to ; equity is according to the conscience of him that is chancellor, and as that is larger or narrower, so is equity. "Tis all one as if they should make the standard for the measure we call a foot...
Page 464 - Be it enacted by the authority of this present parliament, that the king our sovereign lord, his heirs and successors, kings of this realm, shall be taken, accepted, and reputed, the only supreme head in earth of the church of England, called Anglicana Ecclesia...
Page 201 - But when they came to straights and interruptions, for want of gravity in the beasts, or too much in the riders, there happened some curvetting which made no little disorder. Judge Twisden to his great affright, and the consternation of his grave brethren, was laid along in the dirt ; but all, at length arrived safe, without loss of life or limb in the service. This accident was enough to divert the like frolic for the future, and the very next term after they fell to their coaches as before.
Page 431 - The punishing of wits enhances their authority," saith the Viscount St. Albans, "and a forbidden writing is thought to be a certain spark of truth that flies up in the faces of them who seek to tread it out.
Page 231 - His person and temper, his vices as well as his fortunes, resemble the character that we have given us of Tiberius so much, that it were easy to draw the parallel between them. Tiberius's banishment, and his coming afterwards to reign, makes the comparison in that respect come pretty near. His hating of business, and his love of pleasures ; his raising of favourites, and trusting them entirely ; and...
Page 223 - The laws o' th' land, that were intended 355 To keep it out, are made defend it. Does not in Chanc'ry ev'ry man swear What makes best for him in his answer? Is not the winding up witnesses And nicking more than half the bus'ness...
Page 241 - Maynard came with the men of the law. He was then near ninety, and yet he said the liveliest thing that was heard of on that occasion. The prince took notice of his great age, and said, ' that he had outlived all the men of the law of his time ;' he answered, ' he had like to have outlived the. law itself, if his highness had not come over."— Swift.
Page 5 - The opinion which men entertain of antiquity is a very idle thing, and almost incongruous to the word ; for the old age and length of days of the world should in reality be accounted antiquity, and ought to be attributed to our own times, not to the youth of the world, which it enjoyed among the ancients ; for that age, though with respect to us, it be ancient and greater, yet with regard to the world it was new and less.
Page 447 - Environed, as he sees himself, by a thousand eyes, contradiction, should he hazard a false tale, will seem ready to rise up in opposition to it from a thousand mouths. Many a known face, and every unknown countenance, presents to him a possible source of detection, from whence the truth he is struggling to suppress, may, through some unsuspected channel, burst forth to his confusion.
Page 463 - England, bound in with the triumphant sea, Whose rocky shore beats back the envious siege Of watery Neptune, is now bound in with shame, With inky blots and rotten parchment bonds.

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