The lawyer, his character and rule of holy life, after the manner of George Herbert's country parson


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Pagina 154 - From the moment that any advocate can be permitted to say, that he will or will not stand between the Crown and the subject arraigned in the Court where he daily sits to practise, from that moment the liberties of England are at an end.
Pagina 140 - Sir, you do not know it to be good or bad till the judge determines it. I have said that you are to state facts fairly ; so that your thinking, or what you call knowing, a cause to be bad, must be from reasoning, must be from your supposing your arguments to be weak and inconclusive.
Pagina 151 - Est quidem vera lex, recta ratio, naturae congruens, diffusa in omnes, constans, sempiterna...
Pagina 193 - Law rational, therefore, which men commonly use to call the law of nature, meaning thereby the law which human nature knoweth itself in reason universally bound unto, which also for that cause may be termed, most fitly, the law of reason ; this law, I say, comprehendeth Ou ya% TI vZv rt Ka;&tf, aXX* ati irvn z>) -nuii, * ovtut eitiv i% Situ ifwm.
Pagina 268 - The face of the Lord is against them that do evil, To cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
Pagina 161 - ... grounding their purposes not on the prudent and heavenly contemplation of justice and equity, which was never taught them, but on the promising and pleasing thoughts of litigious terms, fat contentions, and flowing fees...
Pagina 268 - The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. 19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous; but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.
Pagina 179 - Colonel Harrison was the son of a butcher, and had been bred up in the place of a clerk, under a lawyer of good account in those parts ; which kind of education introduces men into the language and practice of business ; and if it be not resisted by the great ingenuity of the person, inclines young men to more pride than any other kind of breeding, and disposes them to be pragmatical and insolent.
Pagina 140 - ... an advocate asserting the justice, or his belief of the justice, of his client's cause. In such instances no confidence is destroyed, because none was reposed ; no promise to speak the truth is violated, because none was given, or understood to be given.
Pagina 207 - THE GOOD ADVOCATE. HE is one that will not plead that cause, wherein his tongue must be confuted by his conscience. It is the praise of the Spanish soldier, that, whilst all other nations are mercenary, and for money will serve on any side, he will never fight against his own king : nor will our advocate against the sovereign truth, plainly appearing to his conscience.

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