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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 World of Benjamin Cardozo: Personal Values and the Judicial Process

Richard Polenberg - Biography & Autobiography - 1997 - 288 pages
...barrister, Claud Mullins: "It was the boast of Augustus that he found Rome of brick and left it of marble. But how much nobler will be our sovereign's boast,...oppression, left it the staff of honesty and the shield of innocence."10 Yet even as Frank was complimenting Cardozo on this speech, he had gotten wind of another...
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Civil Procedure of the Trial Court in Historical Perspective

Robert Wyness Millar - History - 1952 - 534 pages
...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...it the staff of honesty and the shield of innocence ! 5 As a result of the motion in support of which the speech was made, there came about, as regards...
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A History of American Law: Third Edition

Lawrence M. Friedman - Law - 2005 - 640 pages
...living letter; found it a 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 and the shield of innocence."6 Parliament appointed a commission to consider procedural reform, and actually passed some...
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Broad Views: A Monthly Periodical Dealing with All Subjects of ..., Volume 2

1904
...Brougham's great eulogium : — " 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." EH SHORT. OUK SOMALILAND FIASCO. PROM recent telegrams it would appear that our troubles with the Mullah...
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The Lawyer and Banker and Central Law Journal, Volume 3

Charles Ellewyin George - Banking law - 1910
...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." We too will have something to boast of if we can remove this chaotic condition of the laws of the different...
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The Quarterly review, Volume 126

1869
...exception. The two last lines of the above extract were given thus : ' found it absorbed in the hands of craft and oppression — left it the staff of honesty and the shield of the insolvent.' crous. During a four hours' speech he largely availed himself of the privileges of...
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Calcutta Monthly Journal and General Register ...

1836
...it the patrimouy of the rich, left it the inheritance of the poor: found it the two edged sword of oppression, left it the staff of honesty, and the shield of innocence." Brwgkamt speech on Ike state tftlte law, February 7lt, 1828 "In the Inst session of parliament," said...
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