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.
Resultados 1-5 de 34
His father was Dr. Edmund Law, Bishop of Carlisle. He himself was born in 1750, at the parsonage of Salkeld, before his father's elevation to the episcopal bench. Until eight years old he was kept at home, acquiring that strong Cumbrian ...
It had at one time been occupied by the Bishops of Norwich as their "inn" or town- residence ; but, reverting to the ... She conducted a controversial correspondence in Greek with Bishop Jewel, whose " Apologia " she translated into ...
The judge of the Prerogative Court was impeached for venality, and the Bishop of Llandaff for being accessory to a matter of bribery. Bacon's enemies saw their opportunity, and having made sure that neither Buckingham nor the king would ...
... on the rests and landings a series of figures — a bishop, a friar, a king, and the like — not one repeated either in idea or execution; on the door of the upper story statues of Jupiter, Apollo, and the round of gods.
An excellent account of Bacon's Gorhambury is given by Bishop Hind in a letter to Bishop Warburton, 14th June, 1679 :— " This ancient seat . . . stands very pleasantly on high ground in the midst of a fine park, well wooded.