A Book about Lawyers

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G.W. Carleton, 1867 - Law - 432 pages

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Page 398 - With us the nobility, gentry, and students, do ordinarily go to dinner at eleven before noon, and to supper at five, or between five and six at afternoon. The merchants dine and sup seldom before twelve at noon and six at night, especially in London. The husbandmen dine also at high noon as they call it, and sup at seven or eight : but out of term in our universities the scholars dine at ten.
Page 109 - To this brave man the knight repairs For counsel in his law affairs; And found him mounted in his pew. With books and money placed for shew, Like nest-eggs to make clients lay And for his false opinion pay.
Page 397 - So that now must we hereafter, if we like to live together, be contented to become contributories together. But, by my counsel, it shall not be best for us to fall to the lowest fare first. "We will not therefore descend to Oxford fare, nor to the...
Page 28 - ... you were always esteemed very light of your tongue, a great dicer and gamester, and not of any commendable fame either there or at your house in the Temple, where hath been your bringing up.
Page 333 - A woman, having a settlement, married a man with none ; The question was, he being dead, if that she had was gone. Quoth Sir John Pratt : ' Her settlement suspended did remain, Living the husband ; but, him dead, it doth revive again.
Page 90 - Oxford, and the law professor sent me the first lecture, which I had to read immediately to the students, and which I began without knowing a single word that was in it. It was upon the statute of young men running away with maidens. Fancy me reading, with about one hundred and forty boys and young men all giggling at the professor. Such a tittering audience no one ever had.
Page 261 - A gentil manciple was there of the Temple, Of whom achatours mighten take ensample, For to ben wise in bying of vitlille ; For, whether that he paid or toke by taille. Algate he waited so in his achate That he was aye before in good estate. Now is not that of God a full fayre...
Page 412 - Gate situate between Tooting and Streatham, thrown open. Being elevated above their usual prudence, and having no Servant near them, they passed through the Gate at a brisk pace, without stopping to pay the Toll; regardless of the remonstrances...
Page 359 - For thee in vain with pangs they flow, For mercy dwells not here. " From cannibals thou fled'st in vain ; Lawyers less quarter give ; The first won't eat you till you're slain, The last will do't alive.
Page 388 - Becket had been killed in a riot excited by his own obstinacy and intemperate language, and had been afterwards canonized by the Bishop of Rome as the champion of his usurped authority, the King's Majesty thought it expedient to declare to his loving subjects that he was no saint, but rather a rebel and traitor to his Prince, and therefore strictly charged and commanded that he should not be esteemed or called a saint ; that all images...

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