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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 Quarterly Review, Volume 126

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - English literature - 1869
...exception. The two last lines of the above extract were given ttuu : ' found it absorbed in the hands of craft and oppression — left it the staff of honesty and the shield of the iusolvent.' crous. crous. During a four hours' speech he largely availed himself of the privileges...
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Works, Volume 1

Henry Brougham Baron Brougham and Vaux - 1872
...success, to make that his boast "which he describes as an ambition worthy of a sovereign, — " to have it to say, that he found law dear, and left it...the staff of honesty and the shield of innocence." The Government that had continued in power for nearly a quarter of a century were compelled, towards...
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Works of Henry Lord Brougham: Lives of philosophers of the time of George III

Henry Brougham Baron Brougham and Vaux - 1872
...little success, to make that his boast which he describes as an ambition worthy of a sovereign, — " to have it to say, that he found law dear, and left it...the staff of honesty and the shield of innocence." The Government that had continued in power for nearly a quarter of a century were compelled, towards...
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Memoir of Thomas, First Lord Denman, Formerly Lord Chief Justice ..., Volume 1

Sir Joseph Arnould - Judges - 1873
...when he shall have it to say, that he found Law dear, and left it cheap ; found it a sealed book, and left it a living letter ; found it the patrimony of...the staff of honesty and the shield of innocence.' Thirty-five years have passed since these memorable words were spoken, and the great aspiration is...
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Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of ..., Volume 10

John Campbell Baron Campbell - Judges - 1875
...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...reflecting on these things, it has always seemed a worthier honor to be the instrument of making you bestir yourselves in this high matter, than to enjoy all that...
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The Great Triumphs of Great Men

James Mason - Biography - 1875 - 624 pages
...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 !' There is a lesson to be drawn from our study of these great orators. Cicero, like nearly every other...
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The Constitutional History of England Since the Accession of ..., Volume 3

Thomas Erskine May - Constitutional history - 1875
...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.' The whole scheme of renovation is not yet complete: but already may this proud boast be justly uttered...
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Chambers's Cyclopędia of English Literature: A History, Critical ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers, Robert Carruthers - English literature - 1876
...unworthy a great prince, and to which the present 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 ! ISAAC D'ISRAELI. A taste for literary history and anecdote was diffused by MR ISAAC D'ISRAELI (1766-1848),...
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The Treasury of British Eloquence: Specimens of Brilliant Orations by the ...

Robert Cochrane - Orators - 1877 - 544 pages
...have it to say that he found law dear and left it cheap ; found it a sealed book— left it an open 1 To me, much reflecting on these things, it has always seemed a worthier honour to be the instrument...
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Oratory and Orators

William Mathews - Orators - 1878 - 456 pages
...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 I " One of the chief merits of Brougham's oratory is its felicity in description. Having little imagination,...
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