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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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The Canada Law Journal, Volume 53

Law - 1917
...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." It may be added that by a curious misprint, the Times in reporting this speech substituted the word...
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The Glory of English Prose: Letters to My Grandson

Stephen Coleridge - English language - 1922 - 232 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...things, it has always seemed a worthier honour to be the 127 instrument of making you bestir yourselves in this high matter, than to enjoy all that office can...
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What the Judge Thought

Sir Edward Abbott Parry - Law - 1923 - 282 pages
...who found a Rome of brick and left it of marble. " But," he continued, " 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." It is a fascinating task to anyone interested in legal history to go over the battlefields on which...
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The Central Law Journal, Volume 62

Law - 1906
...found it the patrimony of the rich, left It the heritage of the poor; found it the two-edged sword by craft and oppression, left It the staff of honesty and the shield of innocence." It has not quite come yet, but it upholds an ideal for which we may well be grateful. -The Lav; Journal....
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Proceedings of the ... Annual Session of the Bar Association of ..., Volume 11

Bar Association of Arkansas - Bar associations - 1908
...sovereign's boast, when he shall have it to say that he found law dear, and left it cheap, found it in a sealed book — left it a living letter ; found...the staff of honesty and the shield of innocence." (Hans. Parl. Deb. 2 Ser. Vol. 18, p. 247*). • •;.- • '•'.•'•*•* »yi . *'- . . - - *-*_.&•....
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Report of Proceedings of the ... Annual Session of the Georgia Bar ..., Volume 4

Georgia Bar Association - Bar associations - 1888
...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 ." • real property. The reports of these commissions were followed by various acts of Parliament,...
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Proceedings ..., Volume 2

New York State Bar Association - Bar associations - 1879
...gentlemen, the committee have adopted the language of Lord Brougham : Law Reform : " How noble will be the sovereign's boast when he shall have it to say, that...the staff of honesty and the shield of innocence." — Brougham. In response to this we will have the pleasure of hearing from Mr. David Dudley Field....
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Proceedings of the ... Annual Meeting of the Virginia State Bar ..., Volume 24

Virginia State Bar Association - Bar associations - 1911
...the patrimony of the Rich, left it the inheritance of the Poor; found it the two-edged sword of Graft and Oppression, left it the staff of Honesty and the shield of Innocence." For twenty or more years after the termination of his term as Lord Chancellor Lord Brougham continued...
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Resolution of Minor Disputes: Joint Hearings Before the Subcommittee on ...

United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Courts, Civil Liberties, and the Administration of Justice - Arbitration and award - 1979 - 669 pages
...boast of Augustus that he found Rome of brick and left it of marble. 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." Elegant words these, but Brougham's experience, like many others, teaches that the purpose is more...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 72

England - 1852
...patrimony of the rich — left it the inheritance of the poor ; found it the two-edged sword of fraud and oppression — left it the staff of honesty and the shield of iunocence '. And if for nothing else but to carry through all our courts the reform thus nobly commenced...
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