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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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Oratory and Orators

William Mathews - Orators - 1878 - 448 pages
...much nobler will be the Sovereign's boast, when he shall have it to say. that he found law dear ami left it cheap; found it a sealed book, left it a living...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 Elements of Rhetoric

James De Mille - English language - 1878 - 564 pages
...have it to say that he found Law dear, and left it cheap ; found it a sealed book, left it an open letter ; found it the patrimony of the rich, left...the staff of honesty and the shield of innocence." — LORD BROUGHAM. In this passage the comparison by analogy is presented in order to give enhanced...
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The Carolina Medical Journal, Volume 40

Medicine - 1897
...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. AN ADDRESS ON MALARIAL FEVER.* BY WILLIAM SIDNEY THAYER, MD, Associate Proffessor of Medicine in the...
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Great achievements of military men, statesmen, and others, selected by the ...

Robert Cochrane (miscellaneous writer.) - 1879
...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 1' There is a lesson to be drawn from our study of these great orators. Cicero, like nearly every other...
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An Anecdotal History of the British Parliament: From the Earliest Periods to ...

George Henry Jennings - Anecdotes - 1880 - 530 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." "Measures, not Men." — Addressing the House of Commons in November, 1830, Mr. Brougham said : " I...
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Beeton's Complete orator, including the art of public speaking, and British ...

Samuel Orchart Beeton - Eloquence - 1881 - 288 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 !" Nobody needs to be told that this conclusion must have been laboured in advance, because it is not...
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The Lives of the Chief Justices of England, Volume 5

John Campbell Baron Campbell - Great Britain - 1881
...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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Report of the Proceedings of the ... Annual Meeting of the ..., Volume 33

Missouri Bar Association - Bar associations - 1915
...it a sealed book; left it a living letter; found it the patrimony of the rich; left it the heritage of the poor; found it the two-edged sword of craft...the staff of honesty and the shield of innocence." Our own Federal government needs the simplification of its procedure in just such a way as is proposed...
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Great Movements, and Those who Achieved Them, Volume 20

Henry James Nicoll - Great Britain - 1882 - 487 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...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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Short Sayings of Great Men: With Historical and Explanatory Notes

Samuel Arthur Bent - Anecdotes - 1882 - 610 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...it the staff of honesty and the shield of innocence ! " When Piso built his house with great thoroughness from top to bottom, Augustus said to him, "You...
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