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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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.
But if any of my friends do press this matter, I do assure your Majesty my spirit is not with them. It sufficeth me that I have let your Majesty know that I am ready to do that for the service which I never would do for mine own gain.
He had to manage two spirits equally proud, resentful, and ungovernable. At Essex House he had to calm the rage of a young hero incensed by multiplied wrongs and humiliations, and then to pass to Whitehall for the purpose of soothing ...
... but the cold was followed by fever, the fever induced congestion of the lungs, and, in the calmness of an assured hope, his pure and noble spirit passed away to that Heaven of which only it was worthy — " ccetum conciliumque divinum ...
The light of a tranquil, steadfast, religious spirit seems to radiate from every page of his writings. He recognised in it " the bond of charity, the rule of evil passions, the consolation of the wretched, the support of the timid, ...