The Life of the Right Honourable Sir Edward Coke, Knt., Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench, Etc

J. & W.T. Clarke, 1826 - 243 páginas

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Página 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.
Página 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...
Página 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.
Página 36 - You are great, and therefore have the more enviers, which would be glad to have you paid at another's cost. Since the time I missed the Solicitor's place, the rather I think by your means...
Página 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...
Página 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.
Página 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.
Página 201 - It deserveth not to be read in schooles, • But to be freighted in the Ship of Fools.
Página 172 - His incarceration lasted seven months, at first without intercourse with his family or friends, and even when he obtained his discharge in August 1622, the king said 'he was the fittest instrument for a tyrant that ever was in the realm of England,' and ordered him to confine himself to his mansion at Stoke Pogis.
Página 206 - If your majesty, without too much harshness, can continue the place within your own servants, it is best : if not, the man, upon whom the choice is like to fall, which is Coventry,-^ I hold doubtful for your service ; not but that he is a well learned, and an honest man ; but he hath been, as it were, bred by lord Coke, and seasoned in his ways.

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