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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... the Earl of Essex, then rising like a star of the first magnitude on the political horizon. Young, daring, and gay, the bright young nobleman won hearts without thought or trouble. He was in high favour with the queen, who, ...
To the vacant attorneyship Essex endeavoured to secure the promotion of Bacon, and it is recorded that on this subject the following conversation took place between himself and Sir Robert Cecil : — " Cecil.
At first the Cecils were not indisposed to favour him, but Essex interposing with his usual impetuosity, they turned against his nominee in order to inflict a fresh defeat on the powerful young noble. In this strait Bacon appealed ...
His entreaties, however, and the recommendations of Essex, were alike ineffectual. Mr. Sergeant Fleming was appointed to the vacant office ; a man whose chief distinction is that on this occasion he defeated Bacon.
He received from Essex a grant of land in the same neighbourhood, worth about £1500, as an acknowledgment of the services he had rendered. He took an admirable method of proving his fitness for the office he had coveted and lost, ...