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" ... Equity is a roguish thing : for law we have a measure, know what to trust to ; equity is according to the conscience of him that is chancellor, and as that is larger or narrower, so is equity. "Tis all one as if they should make the standard for the... "
Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ... - Page 484
by George Burnett - 1807
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Table Talk: Being the Discourses of John Selden

John Selden - Table-talk - 1689 - 167 pages
...Standard for the measure we call a Foot, a Chancellor's Foot ; what an uncertain Measure would be this. One Chancellor has a long Foot, another a short Foot,...you would be done to," is often misunderstood ; for 'tis not thus meant, that I, a private Man, should do to you, a private Man, as I would have you to...
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The Works of the Honourable James Wilson, L.L.D., Late One of the Associate ...

James Wilson - Law - 1804
...so is equity. It is all one as if they should make the standard of measure a chancellor's foot. What an uncertain measure would this be ! One chancellor...'Tis the same thing in the chancellor's conscience." Similar, though not expressed, perhaps, in a similar manner, Were the sentiments of the principal lawyers...
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Journal of a tour and residence in Great Britain, during ... 1810 and 1811 ...

Louis Simond - 1815
...is equi'ty. It is all one as if they should make the standard for measure a chancellor's foot. What an uncertain measure would this be! One chancellor...'tis the same thing in the chancellor's conscience !" Blackstone, on the contrary, says, " That the Court of Equity decides according to fixed rules and...
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Journal of a Tour and Residence in Great Britain, During the Years ..., Volume 1

Louis Simond - Great Britain - 1815
...if they should make the standard for measure a chancellor's foot. What an uncertain measure wotild this be ! One chancellor has a long foot ; another a short foot ; a third an indifferent foot : 'tie the same thing in the chancellor's conscience !" Blackstone, on the contrary, says, " That the...
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The Table Talk of John Selden

John Selden - Religion and state - 1818 - 180 pages
...one as if they should make the standard for the measure, we call a foot, a chancellor's foot, what an uncertain measure would this be ? One chancellor...another a short foot, a third an indifferent foot: it is the same thing in the chancellor's conscience. 3. That saying, Do as you would be done to, is...
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Seldeniana, or The table-talk of John Selden

John Selden - 1818
...one as if they should make the standard for the measure, we call a foot, a chancellor's foot, what an uncertain measure would this be ? One chancellor...another a short foot, a third an indifferent foot: it is the same thing in the chancellor's conscience. 3. That saying, Do as you would be done to, is...
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An Historical View of the English Government: From the Settlement ..., Volume 2

John Millar - Constitutional history - 1818
...as if they " should make the standard for measure a " chancellor's foot. What an uncertain mea" sure would this be! One chancellor has a " long foot; another a short foot; a third, an " indifterent foot. Tis the same thing in the " chancellor's conscience*." The ingenious and acute...
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Criticisms on the Bar: Including Strictures on the Principal Counsel ...

John Payne Collier - Law - 1819 - 308 pages
...so is Equity. 'Tis all one as if they should make the standard for measure a Chancellor's foot: what an uncertain measure would this be. One Chancellor...'tis the same thing in the Chancellor's conscience." — Most likely, Lord Eldon has this sentence, or at least this sentiment, impressed upon his mind,...
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Essays, Moral and Entertaining

Edward Hyde Earl of Clarendon - English essays - 1819 - 166 pages
...all one as if they should make the standard for the measure we call a foot, a chancellor's foot; what an uncertain measure would this be ! One chancellor...another a short foot, a third an indifferent foot : it is the same thing in the chancellor's conscience. 3. That saying, " Do as you would be done to,"...
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Selden's table talk

John Selden - 1821
...one as if they should make the standard for the measure we call a foot, a chancellor's foot ; whatau uncertain measure would this be ! One chancellor has...another a short foot, a third an indifferent foot : it is the same thing in the chancellor's conscience. 3. That saying, " Do as you would be done to,"...
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