The Life of William, Lord Russell: With Some Account of the Times in which He Lived, Zväzok 2

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Longmans, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1820

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Strana 252 - He appeared very ambitious to learn to write; and one of the attorneys got a board knocked up at a window on the top of a staircase; and that was his desk where he sat and wrote after copies of court and other hands the clerks gave him. He made himself so expert a writer that he took in business and earned some pence by hackney-writing. And thus by degrees he pushed his faculties and fell to forms, and, by books that were lent him, became an exquisite entering clerk; and by the same course of improvement...
Strana 252 - And thus, by degrees, he pushed his faculties, and fell to forms, and, by books that were lent him, became an exquisite entering clerk; and by the same course of improvement of himself, an able counsel, first in special pleading, then, at large.
Strana 128 - ... be above the smiles and frowns of it. And when I have done the remnant of the work appointed me on earth, then joyfully wait for the heavenly perfection in God's good time, when by his infinite mercy I may be accounted worthy to enter into the same place of rest and repose where he is gone, for whom only I grieve I do a fear.
Strana 64 - Queen or of their eldest son and heir; or if a man do violate the King's companion, or the King's eldest daughter unmarried, or the wife of the King's eldest son and heir; or if a man do levy war against our lord the King in his realm...
Strana 257 - When he was in temper and matters indifferent came before him, he became his seat of justice better than any other I ever saw in his place. He took a pleasure in mortifying fraudulent attorneys, and would deal forth his severities with a sort of majesty.
Strana 255 - ... king's business ; and had the part of drawing, and perusal of almost all indictments and informations that were then to be prosecuted, with the pleadings thereon, if any were special ; and he had the settling of the large pleadings in the quo warranto against London.
Strana 99 - ... sat for a long while in his prison talking of her goodness. Hearing the rain fall fast at that time, he calmly said, " Such a rain to-morrow will spoil a great show, which is a dull thing on a rainy day.
Strana 101 - He said there was a signal providence of God in giving him such a wife, where there was birth, fortune, great understanding, great religion, and great kindness to him ; but her carriage in this extremity was beyond all.
Strana 177 - The People can seldom agree to move together against a Government, but they can to sit still and let it be undone.
Strana 254 - Silenus to the Boys, as, in this Place, I may term the Students of the Law, to make them merry whenever they had a Mind to it. He had nothing of rigid or austere in him. If any, near him at the Bar, grumbled at his Stench, he ever converted the Complaint into Content and Laughing with the Abundance of his Wit. As to his ordinary Dealing, he was as honest as the driven Snow was white ; and why not, having no Regard for Money, or Desire to be rich ? And for good Nature and Condescension there was not...

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