The Pleader's Guide: A Didactic Poem, in Two Books, Containing the Conduct of a Suit at Law, with the Arguments of Counsellor Bother'um, and Counsellor Bore'um in an Action Betwixt John-a-Gull, and John-a-Gudgeon for Assault and Battery, at a Late Contested Election

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T. Cadell, jun., and W. Davies, 1796 - Law - 90 pages

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Page 8 - And ever against eating cares, Lap me in soft Lydian airs, Married to immortal verse, Such as the meeting soul may pierce In notes, with many a winding bout Of linked sweetness long drawn out, With wanton heed, and giddy cunning, The melting voice through mazes running, Untwisting all the chains that tie The hidden soul of harmony ; That Orpheus...
Page 4 - Yet not the more Cease I to wander where the Muses haunt Clear spring, or shady grove, or sunny hill, Smit with the love of sacred song...
Page 44 - Chaos umpire sits, And by decision more embroils the fray By which he reigns.
Page i - THE PLEADER'S GUIDE, A DIDACTIC POEM, IN TWO BOOKS, CONTAINING THE CONDUCT OF A SUIT AT LAW, With the Arguments of COUNSELLOR BOTHER'UM, AND COUNSELLOR BORE'UM, IN AN ACTION BETWIXT JOHN-a-GULL, and JOHN-a-GUDGEON, For ASSAULT AND BATTERY, at a late Contefted EleRion.
Page 61 - Gudgeon's body. The second count's for other toddy, Thrown by said Gull on Gudgeon's body ; To wit, his gold-laced hat and hair on, And clothes which he had then and there on : To wit, twelve jackets, twelve surtouts, Twelve pantaloons, twelve pair of boots, Which did thereby much discompose Said Gudgeon's mouth, eyes, ears, and nose, Back, stomach, neck, thighs, feet and toes ; By which and other wrongs unheard of. His clothes were spoilt and life despaired of.
Page 60 - MR. BOTHER'UM opens the Pleadings — His Speech at length. I RISE with pleasure, I assure ye, With transport to accost a Jury, Of your known conscientious feeling, Candor, and honorable dealing, From 'Middlesex discreetly chosen, A worthy and an upright dozen. (aside.) 1 " Middlesex" — This being an Election affray, the Venue is supposed to have been changed upon the usual Affidavit, Led.
Page 61 - for that " with divers jugs, To wit, twelve pots, twelve cups, twelve mugs, Of certain vulgar drink called toddy, Said GULL did sluice said GUDGEON'S body.
Page 17 - Writ of Error is a commission to judges of a superior court, by which they are authorized to examine the record upon which a judgment was given in an inferior court, and, on such examination, to affirm or reverse the same according to law.
Page 63 - Heaven knows a milder gentler creature Never was seen in human nature Than the forbearing and well-judging, Discreet and gentle John-a-Gudgeon ! And, gentlemen, there's no man's face is...

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