Lincoln's Inn; Its Ancient and Modern Buildings: With an Account of the Library

W. Pickering, 1850 - 324 pÓgines
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PÓgina 23 - Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses, whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings.
PÓgina 18 - The benchers and readers, being the superiors of each house, occupied, on public occasions of ceremony, the upper end of the hall, which was raised on a dais, and separated from the rest of the building by a bar. The next in degree were the utter barristers, who, after they had attained a certain standing, were called from the body of the hall to the bar...
PÓgina 10 - To have produced it, to have preserved it, to have matured it, constitute the immortal claim of England on the esteem of mankind. Her Bacons and Shakspeares, her Miltons and Newtons, with all the truth which they have revealed, and all the generous virtue which they have inspired, are of inferior value when compared with the subjection of men and their rulers to the principles of...
PÓgina 290 - Sepulchral Monuments of Great Britain, applied to illustrate the history of families manners, habits, and arts at the different ^periods from the Norman Conquest to the Seventeenth Century.
PÓgina 80 - January 1770 — upon trust, for the purpose of founding a lecture, in the form of a sermon, ' to prove the truth of revealed religion in general, and of the Christian in particular, from the completion of the prophecies in the Old and New Testaments which relate to the Christian Church, especially to the apostasy of Papal Rome.
PÓgina 220 - England by juries much better than that of the civil law, where so much was trusted to the judge, yet he often said, that the true grounds and reasons of law were so well delivered in the Digests, that a man could never understand law as a science so well as by seeking it there, and therefore lamented much that it was so little studied in England.
PÓgina 86 - Masons and bricklayers can boast of Ben Jonson, who worked at the building of Lincoln's Inn, with a trowel in his hand and a book in his pocket...
PÓgina 184 - The Reports are extant, in a regular series, from the reign of king Edward the Second inclusive, and from his time to that of Henry the Eighth were taken by the prothonotaries, or chief scribes of the Court, at the expense of the Crown, and published annually, whence they are known under the denomination of the Year Books.
PÓgina 155 - There is not, in my opinion, in the whole compass of human affairs, so noble a spectacle as that which is displayed in the progress of jurisprudence ; where we may contemplate the cautious and unwearied exertions of a succession of wise men through a long Course of ages ; withdrawing every case as it arises from the dangerous power of discretion, and subjecting it to inflexible rules ; extending the dominion of justice and reason, and gradually contracting-, within the narrowest possible limits,...
PÓgina 45 - Nor were these exercises of dancing merely permitted, but thought very necessary, as it seems, and much conducing to the making of gentlemen more fit for their books at other times ; for by an order made 6th Feb.

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