The Order of the Coif

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W. Clowes and sons, 1884 - Courts - 288 pages
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Page 247 - But when they came to straights and interruptions, for want of gravity in the beasts, or too much in the riders, there happened some curvetting which made no little disorder. Judge Twisden to his great affright, and the consternation of his grave brethren, was laid along in the dirt ; but all, at length arrived safe, without loss of life or limb in the service. This accident was enough to divert the like frolic for the future, and the very next term after they fell to their coaches as before.
Page 128 - This they did by purchasing at various times certain houses (now called the inns of court and of chancery) between the city of Westminster, the place of holding the king's courts, and the city of London ; for advantage of ready access to the one, and plenty of provisions in the other (r).
Page 210 - A crew of lusty men ; Which by their coats were known Of tawny, red, or blue, With crests on their sleeves shown, When this old cap was new.
Page 234 - My Lord of Ely, when I was last in Holborn, I saw good strawberries in your garden there : I do beseech you send for some of them.
Page 41 - VICTORIA, by the grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Queen, Defender of the Faith; to all to whom these presents shall come greeting...
Page 180 - It falleth out, that there be three of us the King's servants in great places, that are lawyers by descent, Mr. Attorney son of a judge, Mr. Solicitor likewise son of a judge, and myself a chancellor's son. Now because the law roots so well in my time, I will water it at the root thus far, as besides these great ones, I will hear any judge's son before a serjeant, and any serjeant's son before a reader, if there be not many of them.
Page 246 - Upon notice in town of this cavalade, all the show company took their places at windows and balconies, with the foot guard in the streets, to partake of the fine sight, and being once s'ettled for the march, it moved, as the design was, statelily along. But when they came to straights and interruptions, for want of gravity in...
Page 246 - Westminster-hall,) to make this procession on horseback, as in old time the way was, when coaches were not so rife. And accordingly the judges, &c. were spoken to, to get horses, as they and all the rest did, by borrowing and hiring, and so equipped themselves with black foot-cloths...
Page 151 - Doug. 354, that the original institution of the inns of court nowhere precisely appears ; but it is certain that they are not corporations, and have no charter from the crown. They are voluntary societies, which, for ages, have submitted to government analogous to that of other seminaries of learning...
Page 181 - ... is to move before him ; and when I was the king's attorney, I never offered to move before a serjeant, unless it was for the king.

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