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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... by the knowing before the argument began, and the judgment was approved of by all who heard it pronounced, including the vanquished party. Before such a tribunal the advocate becomes dearer to himself by preserving his own esteem.
Her husband, Sir Nicholas,^nfty- one years old, when Francis, his youngest son, was born, — if not endowed with genius, was a man of sound clear judgment, excellent discretion, and lively humour. It was said of this urbane and portly ...
The kindlier and more generous judgment, originally put forward by * Bacon's "Apology," in his Works (Basil Montagu's edit.), vi. 220-222. Ben Jonson, Aubrey, and the philosopher Hobbes, has been supported FRANCIS BACON. (LORD VBRULAM).
... a judgment upon future contingents." His foresight was vindicated ; Essex returned in disgrace. Bacon then attempted to mediate between his friend and the queen, and, we believe, honestly employed all his address for that purpose.
... not postponing judgment till the argument was forgotten ; not seeking to allay the discontent of the bar by "nods, becks, and wreathed On the 4th of January, 1618, he had the higher distinction of Lord Chancellor bestowed upon him; ...