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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Originally published: London: S.W. Partridge & Co., 1882. Includes index. ISBN 1-58477-238-7 (cloth: acid-free paper) 1. Lawyers — Great Britain — Biography. 2. Practice of law — Great Britain — History. I. Title: Learned in the law.
He turned his attention to the study of law, repaired to London, took a small house in Cursitor Street, and devoted all his energies to his new pursuit. No worker ever exhibited greater self-command or more determined perseverance.
Bury St. Edmunds, he was admitted a scholar of the Charterhouse iu London, in 1761, and there laid the solid foundation of his vast classical and mathematical knowledge. He remained there six years, and rose to be captain of the school.
... towers of Lambeth to the picturesque span of London Bridge. 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.
1 Gray's Inn Square, one of the " historic places " of Old London, which to this day retains much of its ancient character, and by Bacon's admirers must always be regarded as a shrine full worthy of a pilgrimage.