The Order of the Coif

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W. Clowes and sons, limited, 1897 - Courts - 297 pages

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Page 258 - But when they came to straights and interruptions, for want of gravity in the beasts, or too much in the riders, there happened some curvetting which made no little disorder. Judge Twisden to his great affright, and the consternation of his grave brethren, was laid along in the dirt ; but all, at length arrived safe, without loss of life or limb in the service. This accident was enough to divert the like frolic for the future, and the very next term after they fell to their coaches as before.
Page 133 - This they did by purchasing at various times certain houses (now called the inns of court and of chancery) between the city of Westminster, the place of holding the king's courts, and the city of London ; for advantage of ready access to the one, and plenty of provisions in the other (r).
Page 50 - I think I may safely say, all the ages since his time have not done so much in reference to the orderly settling and establishing of the distributive justice of this kingdom...
Page 221 - A crew of lusty men ; Which by their coats were known Of tawny, red, or blue, With crests on their sleeves shown, When this old cap was new.
Page 43 - VICTORIA, by the grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Queen, Defender of the Faith; to all to whom these presents shall come greeting...
Page 102 - The Judges when they have taken their refreshments spend the rest of the day in the study of the laws, reading of the Holy Scriptures, and other innocent amusements, at their pleasure : it seems rather a life of contemplation than of much action : their time is spent in this manner, free from care and worldly avocations.
Page 75 - He did not take the profits that he might have had by his practice; for in common cases, when those who came to ask his counsel gave him a piece, he used to give back the half, and so made ten shillings his fee, in ordinary matters that did not require much time or study.
Page 245 - My Lord of Ely, when I was last in Holborn, I saw good strawberries in your garden there : I do beseech you send for some of them.
Page 165 - There belong to it ten lesser inns, and sometimes more, which are called the Inns of Chancery: in each of which there are an hundred students at the least; and, in some of them, a far greater number, though not constantly residing. The students are, for the most part, young men...
Page 157 - Doug. 354, that the original institution of the inns of court nowhere precisely appears ; but it is certain that they are not corporations, and have no charter from the crown. They are voluntary societies, which, for ages, have submitted to government analogous to that of other seminaries of learning...

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