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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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An address to ... earl Stanhope, on ... a survey of Chevening park made ...

Abraham Barham - 1831
...that IF you increase by a legitimate measure the value of the currency, you Chancellor's foot; what an uncertain measure would this be! One Chancellor...'tis the same thing in the Chancellor's conscience." — TABLE TALK, Equity. Perchance "Equity in Law" is still a deceptive thing, yet if Lord Eldon decided...
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The Library of the Old English Prose Writers ...: Sir Philip Sidney's ...

English literature - 1831
...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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The Schoolmaster, and Edinburgh Weekly Magazine, Volumes 1-2

Scottish periodicals - 1832
...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. 'Tie the fame thing in the Chancellor's conscience. f-. CEBEJIONY keeps up all things ; 'tis like a...
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The Science of Legal Judgment: A Treatise Designed to Show the Materials ...

James Ram - Judgments - 1835 - 146 pages
...equity. 'Tis all one, as if they should make the standard for the measure, a chancellor's foot. What an uncertain measure would this be! One chancellor...indifferent foot: 'tis the same thing in the chancellor's conscience."(o) This however is, in an extreme degree, a wrong view of the matter. In the absence of...
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Materials for thinking, extracted from the works of ancient and modern ...

1837
...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. — Sclden . 373. Natural Loveliness. — "Is...
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Commentaries on Equity Jurisprudence: As Administered in England ..., Volume 1

Joseph Story - Equity - 1839 - 712 pages
...Heineccius De Edictis Prtetorum, Lih. 1, cap. 6, 13, 30. 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." 1 And notions of this sort were, in former...
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The Law Magazine: Or, Quarterly Review of Jurisprudence, Volume 22

Law - 1839
...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 has a long foot, another a small foot, a third an indifferent foot. It is the same thing with the chancellor's conscience." But...
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The English Constitution: A Popular Commentary on the Constitutional Law of ...

George Bowyer - Constitutional law - 1841 - 712 pages
...equity. 'Tis all one *s if they should make the standard for the measure 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 with the chancellor's conscience." Spelman, Coke, Lamband, and even the great Bacon,1...
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Practice of the Court of Chancery: With an Appendix, Containing All the ...

Solomon Atkinson - Equity pleading and procedure - 1842 - 412 pages
...one as if they should make his foot the standard for the measure we call a Chancellor's foot, what an uncertain measure would this be ! One Chancellor...'tis the same thing in the Chancellor's conscience." — Selden't Table Talk. trars, except Mr. Colville, having concurred — the Vice-Chancellor was,...
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The British and Foreign Review: Or, European Quarterly Journal ..., Volume 14

1843
...equity. 'T is 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 ." The truth seems to be, that however inapplicable...
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