... patron, or adopted out of Christian charity! How often have I known jurymen vaunt with self-complacency, of their justice, when some poor devil has obtained from this same justice, just enough to pay his surgeon's bill, after having been disabled... Adventures of an Attorney in Search of Practice - Page 89by Samuel Warren - 1874 - 422 pagesFull view
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Sir George Stephen, Samuel Warren, Sir James Stephen - Curiosities of the law - 1839 - 407 pages
...of an eye, or thirty for the crippling of a limb, for a humble client thrust upon him by a wealthy patron, or adopted out of Christian charity ! How...prowling about the streets for quarrels, and obtains for his benevolence, taxed costs that will just pay for coach-hire and a blue bag to take his papers home...