The Life of the Right Honourable Sir Edward Coke, Knt., Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench, &c: By Humphry W. Woolrych

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J. & W. T. Clarke, 1826 - 243 Seiten
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Seite 136 - First, He shall marry into a disgraced house, which in reason of state is never held good. Next, He shall marry into a troubled house of man and wife, which in religion and Christian discretion is disliked. Thirdly, Your Lordship will go near to lose all such your friends as are adverse to Sir Edward Coke ; myself only except, who out of a pure love and thankfulness shall ever be firm to you.
Seite 109 - That in case any letters come unto us contrary to law, that we do nothing by such letters but certify your majesty thereof, and go forth to do the law, notwithstanding the same letters. We have advisedly considered of the said letter of Mr. Attorney, and with one consent do hold the same to be contrary to law, and such as we could not yield to the same by our oath...
Seite 77 - Since the time I missed the Solicitor's place, the rather I think by your means, I cannot expect that you and I shall ever serve as Attorney and Solicitor together ; but either to serve with another upon your remove, or to step into some other course ; so as I am more free than ever I was from any occasion of unworthy conforming myself to you, more than general good manners or your particular good usage shall provoke ; and if you had not been short-sighted in your own fortune, as I think, you might...
Seite 76 - I thought best, once for all to let you know in plainness what I find of you, and what you shall find of me. You take to yourself a liberty to disgrace and disable my law, my experience, my discretion. What it pleaseth you, I pray, think of me: I am one that knows both mine own wants and other men's; and it may be, perchance, that mine mend, and others stand at a stay.
Seite 210 - I say no more, but that (to give every man his due) had it not been for Sir Edward Coke's Reports (which though they may have errors, and some peremptory and extrajudicial resolutions more than are warranted, yet they contain infinite good decisions and rulings over of cases), the law by this time had been almost like a ship without ballast...
Seite 185 - I think the Duke of Buckingham is the cause of all our miseries ; and till the King be informed thereof, we shall never go out with honour, or sit with honour here. That man is the grievance of grievances. Let us set down the causes of all our disasters, and they will all reflect upon him.
Seite 185 - Cook [old Coke upon Lyttleton], overcome with passion, seeing the desolation likely to ensue, was forced to sit down when he began to speak, by the abundance of tears.
Seite 77 - I have written is to a good end, that is, to the more decent carriage of my master's service, and to our particular better understanding one of another. This letter, if it shall be answered by you in deed, and not in word, I suppose it will not be worse for us both; else it is but a few lines lost, which for a much smaller matter I would have adventured. So this being to yourself, I for my part rest &c.
Seite 67 - Go, write it in a martial hand ; be curst > and brief; it is no matter how witty, so it be eloquent, and full of invention : taunt him with the licence of ink : if thou thou'st him some thrice, it shall not be amiss ; and as many lies as will lie in thy sheet of paper, although the sheet were big enough for the bed of Ware8 in England, set 'em down; go, about it.
Seite 201 - It deserveth not to be read in schooles, • But to be freighted in the Ship of Fools.

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