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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friends of his could best make their way at the bar, the great ex-Chancellor replied, "I have no rule to give them, but that they ... when his elder brother William (afterwards Lord Stowell), having just gained a scholarship at Oxford, ...
In due time he became Solicitor-General, Attorney- General, and finally Lord Chancellor, holding the last distinguished position for a quarter of a century. When a person thought to compliment the great Chancellor Thurlow by asking him ...
Queen Mary gave it to Lord Chancellor Heath, the Catholic Archbishop of York, upon whose downfall it passed, by lease, to his successor in office, Sir Nicholas Bacon. It was a spacious and pleasant mansion, commanding a fine view of the ...
To his admirable administration of his high office, even Lord Campbell, the most captious and carping of his biographers, who is always ... At this moment of triumph the Lord Chancellor was suddenly brought to the very verge of ruin.
Both at home and abroad the aspect of affairs was so lowering, that the king found it absolutely necessary to seek the support of his " faithful Commons;'" and his Lord Chancellor urged him to win their 52 FEANCIS BACON (LOED VEETJLAM).