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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... took his degree of B.A., obtained a fellowship, and was appointed junior tutor. Though in improved circumstances, he lived with the most rigid economy, ...
He turned his attention to the study of law, repaired to London, took a small house in Cursitor Street, and devoted all his energies to his new pursuit.
From the Charterhouse he went to Cambridge, where he took his degree of M.A. His father was anxious for him to enter the Church, but he himself felt that it ...
In the parliament that assembled on the 19 th of February, 1593, Bacon took his seat as knight of the shire for Middlesex. He at once plunged into the ...
... the promotion of Bacon, and it is recorded that on this subject the following conversation took place between himself and Sir Robert Cecil : — " Cecil.