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Page 303 - put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work."! The strength of these commands is to force upon us the conviction that all law co-originates, co-works, and co-obliges.§ But does this preclude iniquitous legislation? Not at
Page 391 - Tie all one as if they should make the standard for the measure the chancellor's foot. What an uncertain measure this would be! One chancellor has a long foot, another a short foot, a third an indifferent foot. It is the same thing with the chancellor's conscience.
Page 391 - and we know what to trust to ; equity is according to the conscience of him who is chancellor; and as that is larger or narrower, so is equity. "Tie all one as if they should make the standard for the measure
Page 519 - I can say, and will say, that, as a peer of parliament, as speaker of this right honorable house, as keeper of the great seal, as guardian of his majesty's conscience, as lord high chancellor of England, nay, even in that character alone in which the noble duke would think it an affront to be considered, as a
Page 393 - his family were infamous; in an instant, in the twinkling of an eye, he was transformed into '• a monster of such hideous mien, That to be hated needs but to be seen." But a writ of such questionable propriety was seldom used, and has long ceased even to be named. If
Page 401 - auceps syllabarum. But there have been lawyers that were orators, philosophers, historians ; there have been Bacons and Clarendons. There will be none such any more, till, in some better age, true ambition, or the love of fame, prevails over avarice, and till men find leisure and encouragement to prepare themselves for the
Page 526 - I will not do that which my conscience tells me is wrong, upon this occasion, to gain the huzzas of thousands, or the daily praise of all the papers which come from the press. I will not avoid doing what 1 think is right, though it should draw on
Page 516 - cause) to be bad till the judge determines it. An argument which does not convince yourself may convince the judge to whom you urge it, and if it does convince him, why then, sir, you are wrong and he is right.