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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Some objection may be offered to the inclusion of Edmund Burke among eminent lawyers; but he was certainly " learned in the law," and his knowledge of thq higher principles of the law helped him largely in, his public career.
meditating the important step of taking holy orders, when fortune again interfered to direct him into his proper career. He was invited to become tutor to a son of Mr. Justice Buller, one of the most eminent of the many eminent men who ...
The climax of the barber's son's successful career was reached when, in 1827, he was raised to the peerage by the title of Baron Tenterden, a promotion acknowledged by all to be but the due reward of his merits as a scholar, ...
Born the son of a Newcastle coal- filler, he started on his career with no special advantages. His education was indifferent ; and at school he gave no promise of future distinction. His father was actually hesitating whether he should ...
And it must be owned that his career failed to justify so strong a panegyric as the following : — " ' See ! ' with united wonder cried Th' experienced and the sage, ' Ambition in a hoy supplied With all the skill of age !