Learned in the Law: Or, Examples and Encouragements from the Lives of Eminent Lawyers
The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., 2002 - 386 páginas
A set of biographical sketches of eminent jurists from the 17th through 19th centuries, including Lord Bacon, John Selden, the Earl of Mansfield, Sir William Jones, and Lord Brougham. Intended to encourage emulation, Adams offers a series of "Great Man" portraits in the manner of Carlyle that emphasizes the outstanding moral character, determination, and diligence of his subjects and their crucial contributions to Britain. Like many Victorians, Adams feared that the professional specialization created by the growth of science and industry would eliminate the type of well-rounded personality dear to the English. This concern is evident in his choice of representative figures. He demonstrates in each case that these were men of parts with a breadth of interests that contributed to their greatness as jurists.
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... played an important part in our national life, and whose names are for ever associated with much valuable and enduring work. W. H. D. A. CONTENTS. Introduction, i. Lord Bacon (1561-1626), ii. John Seldbn (1584-1654), VI PEEFACE.
Lord Bacon (1561-1626), ii. John Seldbn (1584-1654), in. Earl Somers (1650-1716), iv. Earl of Mansfield (1704-1793), v. Edmund Burke (1727-1797), vl'Sir William Jones (1746-1794), . vn. Sir Samuel Romilly (1757-1818), viii.
From Lord Bacon's Will. Afar, upon a sea all unexplored, A gallant vessel rides with venturous prow ; And soon, with precious spoils of Ophir stored, Returns to port exultant. Vainly now Each envious eye has marked its ragged poles, ...
Like most great men, Bacon was much indebted to the admirable parts and acquirements of his mother, who was a firm adherent of the Reformed faith, and a versatile scholar. She and her sister had been carefully imbued with the spirit of ...
When a thief, named Hogg, put in a plea for a mild sentence on the ground that a kinship existed between Hogg and Bacon, he drily remarked : " Nay, nay, you and I cannot be of kin until you have been hanged.