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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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Speeches on Social and Political Subjects: With Historical ..., Volume 2

Henry Brougham Baron Brougham and Vaux - Great Britain - 1857
...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 bo the instrument of making you bestir yourselves in this high matter, than to enjoy all that office...
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The Quarterly Review

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray (IV), Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - English literature - 1858
...years were lost — 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...it the staff of honesty and the shield of innocence ! ' Nobody Nobody needs to be told that this conclusion must have been laboured in advance, because...
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Quarterly Review, Volume 103

English literature - 1858
...years were lost — 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...it the staff of honesty and the shield of innocence ! ' Nobody needs to be told that this conclusion must have been laboured in advance, because it is...
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The American Journal of Education, Volume 6

Henry Barnard - Education - 1859
...it a sealed book, left it a living letter; found it the patrimony of the rich, left it the patrimony of the poor; found it the two-edged sword of craft...and the shield of innocence ! To me, much reflecting un these things, it has always seemed a worthier honor to be the instrument of making you bestir yourselves...
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The American Journal of Education, Volume 6

Henry Barnard - Education - 1859
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The American Journal of Education, Volume 6

Henry Barnard - Education - 1859
...the patrimony of the poor ; found it the two-edged sword of craft and oppression, left it the stiiti* of honesty and the shield of innocence ! To me, much reflecting on these tilings, it has always seemed a worthier honor to be the instrument of making you bestir yourselves...
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Temple Bar, Volume 67

George Augustus Sala, Edmund Yates - Periodicals - 1883
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Temple Bar, Volume 67

1883
...and may this generation, in the stirring words of Brougham, be able to utter the boast that " They found Law dear, and left it cheap ; found it a sealed...the staff of honesty and the shield of innocence." Jn anil about ijij&c jJarh. IT is, I believe, an old-established axiom that if you wish to please people,...
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The popular history of England, Volume 8

Charles Knight - Great Britain - 1862
...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...it the staff of honesty and the shield of innocence !" On the adjourned debate of the 29th of February, upon Mr. Brougham's proposition for a Commission,...
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The Constitutional History of England: Since the Accession of ..., Volume 2

Thomas Erskine May - Constitutional history - 1863
...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 uttered...
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