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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... a shrug, or a look, when they were wandering from the subject ; not baulking the hopes of the suitors by breaking up to attend a cabinet or the House of Lords ; not encouraging length- iness at the bar to save the trouble of thought ...
It soon became known that its object was to obtain evidence in support of a charge of bribery and corruption against the chancellor; and on the 19th of March, their charge was openly preferred at the bar of the House of Lords.
... eye upon York House, and the former, though at first inclined to support his chancellor, was soon persuaded that, ... perceiving that he was helpless in the hands of his enemies, he sent to the Lords, through the Prince of Wales, ...
In 1624, he received a full pardon, annulling his exclusion from the House of Lords ; but by that time advancing years and increasing weakness had disabled him from participation in parliamentary contention. Meanwhile he had renewed the ...
The house itself is of the antique structure, with turrets, but low, and covered with a white stucco, not unlike the old part of ... but damp and fusty, being (as is usual with chapels belonging to the lay lords) seldom or never used.