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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Long years afterwards, the Lord Chief- Justice of England, while " going circuit " with another judge, visited St. Augustine's ancient minster, and pointing to a singing-man in the choir, "Behold, brother Richardson," he exclaimed, ...
She and her sister had been carefully imbued with the spirit of the ancient learning. She conducted a controversial correspondence in Greek with Bishop Jewel, whose " Apologia " she translated into English with rare fidelity.
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.
Writing to Lord Burleigh, he says : — "I wax now somewhat ancient; one-and-thirty years is a great deal of sand in the hour-glass. My health, I thank God, I find confirmed, and I do not fear that action shall impair it ; because I ...
It was here that, on his sixtieth birthday, he gave the grand banquet which Ben Jonson has commemorated : — " Hail, happy Genius of this ancient pile ! How comes it all things so about thee smile ? The fire, the wine, the men !