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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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The British Prose Writers: Sheldon's table talk. Sir W. Blackstone's ...

British prose literature - 1821
...we call a foot, a chancellor's foot ; what an uncertain measure would this be ! One chancellor bas a long foot, 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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Memoirs of the Court of King James the First, Volume 2

Lucy Aikin - Great Britain - 1822
...all one as 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." When this high court of judicature, from which,...
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Memoirs of the Court of King James the First, Volume 2

Lucy Aikin - Great Britain - 1822 - 413 pages
...all one as 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...foot, another a short foot, a third an indifferent fopt; it is the same thing in the chancellor's conscience.'}' When this high court of judicature, from...
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The Parliamentary Debates, Volume 13

Great Britain. Parliament - Great Britain - 1826
...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." Now, if this was a fair description of the foundation...
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Table-talk; Or, Selections from the Ana: Containing Extracts from the ...

George Moir - Anecdotes - 1827 - 326 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 ia the chancellor's conscience. 3. That saying, " Do as you would be done to,"...
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A History of the Court of Chancery: With Practical Remarks on the ..., Page 245

Joseph Parkes - Courts - 1828 - 152 pages
...should make the & Geo- iii- 1765. CP 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. Selden. Table Talk, art. Equity, 1660. The absolute...
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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors, Volume 1

John Timbs - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1829
...foot the standard for the measure, we call a chancellor's foot, what an uncertain measure this would be ! One chancellor has a long foot, another a short...'tis the same thing in the chancellor's conscience. — Selden. CCLXXIV. It has been observed, that not one favourite of the muses has ever been able to...
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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors, Volume 1

John Timbs - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1829 - 360 pages
...foot the standard for the measure, we call a chancellor's foot, what an uncertain measure this would be ! One chancellor has a long foot, another a short...'tis the same thing in the chancellor's conscience. — Selden. CCLXXIV. It has been observed, that not one favourite of the muses has ever been able to...
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Hansard's Parliamentary Debates

Great Britain. Parliament - Great Britain - 1837
...they should make the standard of measure a chancellor's foot ; what an uncertain measure would tins be ! One chancellor has a long foot ; another a short foot ; a third ao indifferent foot — 'tis the same thing with a chancellor's conscience." Now, as chancellors and...
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Reports of Cases Decided in the Court of Chancery of the State of ..., Volume 8

New Jersey. Court of Chancery - Law reports, digests, etc - 1854
...equity. 'Tis all one, as if they should make the standard for the measure the 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 with the Chancellor's •conscience." But this is not so. The principles upon...
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