The Life of Sir Matthew Hale Sometime Lord Chief Justice of His Majesty's Court of King's-Bench

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Rivington, 1823 - 68 páginas
 

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Página 43 - THE righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart: And merciful men are taken away, none considering That the righteous is taken away from the evil to come.
Página 6 - At the same time, he made a solemn vow that he would never again keep company in that manner, nor "drink a health
Página 65 - ... he would very often mend the objections when he came to repeat them, and always commend the gentleman if there were room for it, and one good word of his was of more advantage to a young man, than all the favour of the Court could be...
Página 35 - I have heard many profess, that he brought them often to change their opinions ; so that his giving of judgment was really a learned lecture upon that point of law : and which was yet more, the parties themselves, though interest does too commonly corrupt the judgment, were generally satisfied with the justice of his decisions, even when they were made against them.
Página 55 - ... by that great and learned body to those their worthy benefactors, who not only parted so generously with this great treasure, but were a little put to it how to oblige them without crossing the will of their dead friend. Mr. Selden had once intended to give his library to that university...
Página 24 - ... be solicitous what men will say or think, so long as I keep myself exactly according to the rules of justice.
Página 67 - Onerosum est succedere bono principi,' was the saying of him in the panegyric ; and you will find it so too that are to succeed such a chief justice, of so indefatigable an industry, so invincible a patience, so exemplary an integrity, and so magnanimous a contempt of worldly things, without which no man can be truly great ; and to all this a man that was so...
Página 67 - And therefore the king would not suffer himself to part with so great a man, till he had placed upon him all the marks of bounty and esteem which his retired and weak condition was capable of.
Página 27 - But as he lamented the proceeding too rigorously against the nonconformists, so he declared himself always of the side of the church of England ; and said those of the separation were good men, but they had narrow souls, who would break the peace of the church, about such inconsiderable matters, as the points in difference were.
Página 3 - He was an extraordinary proficient at school, and for some time at Oxford : but the stageplayers coming thither, he was so much corrupted by seeing many plays, that he almost wholly forsook his studies.

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