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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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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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The History of Civilisation in Scotland, Volume 4

John Mackintosh - Scotland - 1896
...unworthy of 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...the staff of honesty and the shield of innocence." It is recorded that Brougham wrote the peroration of his concluding speech for the defence of Queen...
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English Prose, Volume 5

Sir Henry Craik - English prose literature - 1896
...it doubtless falls short of the best models, has surely a fine ring : " 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." On the other hand, there is often manifest a strong tendency to extravagance, as, for instance, in...
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History of Oratory and Orators: A Study of the Influence of Oratory Upon ...

Henry Hardwicke - Orators - 1896 - 454 pages
...were lost,—that he found Rome of brick and left it of marble. But how much nobler L. •will be the Sovereign's boast when he shall have it to say, that...it the staff of honesty and the shield of innocence ! " That he could be severe when tried, the following quotation from his speech in the House of Lords...
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English Lands, Letters and Kings ...

Donald Grant Mitchell - English literature - 1897
...a beautiful nook of that mountain shore which sweeps eastward from the neighborhood of Martwo-edged sword of craft and oppression, left it the staff of honesty and the shield of innocence." Speech, on 1'resent State of the Law, February 7, 1828. settles — along the Mediterranean, and which...
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North Carolina Medical Journal, Volume 40

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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