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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... out from the river by lines of stuccoed houses and shops, but a broad tract of green fields and blooming hedgerows, besprinkled with noble mansions, the gardens of which descended to the very margin of the "royal towered Thames.
Your Majesty's fervour, indeed, and access to your royal person, I did ever, encouraged by your own speeches, seek and desire, and I would be very glad to be reintegrate in that. But I will not wrong mine own good mind so much as to ...
It was on one of these occasions that he dexterously turned aside the royal wrath from a young, hot-headed doctor of civil law, who had published a wild and almost treasonable book about the deposition of Richard II., and had hinted at ...
From Michaelmas to Christmas this burst of royal anger lasted. At the New- Year Bacon contrived to gain admittance to her presence, " Madame," lie said,* " I see you withdraw your 38 FRANCIS BACON (LORD VERULAM).
When James I. ascended the English throne in 1603, Sir Francis Bacon did not fail to address himself to the new sovereign and the new sovereign's favourites, in the hope of obtaining a share of the royal patronage.