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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They contain no new facts, and put forward no startling theories; but they have been written from an independent and an impartial standpoint, and the expression of opinions which they contain is at least honest and sincere.
They must learn to think their own thoughts, to form their own opinions ; valuing authority justly, but not submitting to it slavishly. " Every one," writes Thierry, the historian, " can make his own destiny, every one employ his life ...
He thus took a tremendous responsibility upon himself, and had the most powerful motives for exertion, that he might justify his own opinion and soothe the feelings of him whose latter days he hoped to see tranquil and happy.
opinion is possible, and are always solicitous to shape the future lives of the young according to their own perception of what is best and most desirable. But in choosing a pursuit it is surely necessary that the natural instinct ...
A picturesque sketch of this remarkable woman has been drawn by Mr. Hepworth Dixon, and as it is free from exaggeration I shall transfer it to these pages : — "More loving and more taking," he describes her, "slower in her opinions, ...