The Lives of the Right Hon. Francis North, Baron Guilford, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, Under King Charles II and King James II: The Hon. Sir Dudley North, Commissioner of the Customs, and Afterwards of the Treasury, to King Charles II : And the Hon. and Rev. Dr. John North, Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, and Clerk of the Closet to King Charles II, Volume 1
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Page 321 - Mr. North, notwithstanding the liberality of some of his opinions, was made a privy counsellor, and some time after Lord Keeper of the Great Seal . He opposed Jeffries, the celebrated Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench, with mildness and caution, and secured and used wisely the esteem of his...
Page 184 - His skull-caps, which he wore when he had leisure to observe his constitution, as I touched before, were now destined to lie in a drawer, to receive the money that came in by fees. One had the gold, another the crowns and half-crowns, and another the smaller money. When these vessels were full, they were committed to his friend (the Hon. Roger North), who was constantly near him, to tell out the cash and put it into the bags according to the contents ; and so they went to his treasurers, Blanchard...
Page 319 - There came in my time to the College one Nathaniel Conopios, out of Greece, from Cyrill, the patriarch of Constantinople, who, returning many years after, was made (as I ,understand) Bishop of Smyrna. He was the first I ever saw drink coffee; which custom came not into England till thirty years after.
Page 20 - He, also, diligently common-placed the' substance of his reading, having acquired a very small but legible hand—" for," as his biographer observes, " where contracting is the main business, it is not well to write, as the fashion then was, uncial or semi-uncial letters to look like pigs
Page 134 - Quaker's counsel pretended, that it was no marriage that had passed between them, since it was not solemnized according to the rules of the Church of England ; he declared, that he was not willing on his own opinion to make their children bastards ; and gave directions to the jury to find it special.
Page 288 - And because the hideous road along by the Tyne, for the many and sharp turnings and perpetual precipices, was for a coach, not sustained by main force, impassable, his lordship was forced to take horse, and to ride most part of the way to Hexham.
Page 45 - He is a young man, with a very handsome face, a good head of hair, a pretty big voice, well set, and a good round leg.
Page 281 - The manner of the carriage is by laying rails of timber, from the colliery, down to the river, exactly straight and parallel ; and bulky carts are made with four rowlets fitting these rails ; whereby the carriage is so easy that one horse will draw down four or five chaldron of coals, and is an immense benefit to the coal merchants.
Page 274 - So litde of vain ostentation was to be seen there. At the entrance, where coaches ordinarily came in, the duke built a neat dwelling-house, but pompous stables, which would accommodate forty horses, as well as the best stables he had. This was called the inn, and was contrived for the ease of the suitors, as I may call them ; for instead of...
Page 82 - If he discovered a point which his leader had omitted, he would not excite dislike by moving it himself, but suggest it to his senior, and thus conciliate his regard. He was, also, to use the words of his biographer, " a wonderful artist in nicking a judge's tendency to serve his turn, and yet never failed to pay the greatest regard and deference to his opinion.