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" But how much nobler will be the sovereign's boast, when he shall have it to say, that he found law dear, and left it cheap ; found it a sealed book — left it a living letter ; found it the patrimony of the rich — left it the inheritance of the poor... "
The Parliamentary Debates - Page 247
by Great Britain. Parliament - 1828
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John Keese, Wit and Littérateur: A Biographical Memoir

William Linn Keese - 1883 - 96 pages
...cheap; found it a sealed book—left it a living letter; found it the patrimony of the rich—left it the inheritance of the poor; found it the two-edged...the staff of honesty and the shield of innocence! " Then he loved to recall a striking figure made by Rufus Choate, in an oration he heard him deliver...
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Retrospect of a Long Life: From 1815 to 1883

Samuel Carter Hall - Authors, English - 1883 - 612 pages
...it a living letter; found it the patrimony of the rich, left it the inheritance of the poor—found it the two-edged sword of craft and oppression, left...it the staff of honesty and the shield of innocence !" Lord Brougham was born in 1778, in St. Andrew Square, Edinburgh. His father was of aristocratic...
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John Keese, Wit and Littérateur: A Biographical Memoir

William Linn Keese - 1884 - 96 pages
...when he shall have it to say that he found law dear, and left it cheap ; found it a sealed book-i-left it a living letter; found it the patrimony of the...it the staff of honesty and the shield of innocence ! " Then he loved to recall a striking figure made by Rufus Choate, in an oration he heard him deliver...
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John Laird Mair Lawrence, a viceroy of India, by William St. Clair

William Ford - India - 1887 - 266 pages
...found it the patrimony of the rich — left it the inheritance of the poor; found it the two edged sword of craft and oppression — left it the staff of honesty, and the shield of innocence 1 " — Law Reform, Lord Brougham, Vol. II. CERTAIN questions are ever cropping; up in India, and amongst...
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Introduction to American Law: Designed as a First Book for Students

Timothy Walker - Law - 1887 - 841 pages
...; found it the patrimony of the rich, left it the inheritance of the poor ; found it the two-pdjrrd sword of craft and oppression, left it the staff of honesty and the shield of Unocence ! " — Lord Brougham. ignorance to intelligence, let them be supposed to have already attained...
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chronography of notable events in the history of northwest territory and ...

pred. carlisle - 1890
...living letter — found it the patrimony of the rich, left it the inheritance of the poor — found it a two-edged sword of craft and oppression, left it the staff of honesty, the shield of innocence." — Brougham. Laws are intended to govern, regulate and control society —...
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Chronography of Notable Events in the History of the Northwest Territory and ...

Northwest, Old - 1890 - 484 pages
...living letter — found it the patrimony of the rich, left it the inheritance of the poor — found it a two-edged sword of craft and oppression, left it the staff of honesty, the shield of innocence." — Brougham. Laws are intended to govern, regulate and control society —...
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A Nineteenth Century Satire: With Other Rhymes for Other Times

Chiel amang the classes and the masses takin' notes - Verse satire, English - 1891 - 338 pages
...a great prince, and to which the present reign also has its claims. But how much nobler will be the sovereign's boast when he shall have it to say that...the staff of honesty and the shield of innocence.' And elsewhere, in the published opinions of his Lordship, 1 find these sensible remarks of his, 'How...
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Oratory and Orators

William Mathews - Orators - 1891 - 456 pages
...it a living letter; fonnd it the patrimony of the rich, left it the inheritance of the poor; fonnd It the twoedged sword of craft and oppression, left...it the staff of honesty and the shield of innocence ! " One of the chief merits of Brougham's oratory is its felicity in description. Having little imagination,...
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The Constitutional History of England Since the Accession of ..., Volume 2

Thomas Erskine May - Constitutional history - 1895
...had yet been commenced, Lord Brougham eloquently foreshadowed the boast of that sovereign who should have it to say " that he found law dear, and left...the staff of honesty and the shield of innocence." The whole scheme of renovation is not yet complete ; but already may this proud boast be justly littered...
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