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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 Monthly Review

Books - 1843
...one," says Selden, " as if they should make the standard for the measure, the Chancellor's foot." " One Chancellor has a long foot, another a short foot, a third an indifferent foot. It is the same thing with the Chancellor's conscience." Where would such a man as Wolsey stop when...
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the valley of vision; or the dry bones of istrael revived

george bush - 1844
...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 with a chancellor's conscience." "The discretion of a Judge," said Lord Camden,...
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The Public and Private Life of Lord Chancellor Eldon: With ..., Volume 3

Horace Twiss - Engraving - 1844 - 516 pages
...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.' " From these intimations, it might be inferred...
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The Southern Quarterly Review

Daniel Kimball Whitaker, Milton Clapp, William Gilmore Simms, James Henley Thornwell - American periodicals - 1844
...should make the standard for the measure the chancellor's foot. What an uncertain measure this would be ! One chancellor has a long foot, another a short foot, a third an indifferent foot. It is the same thing with the chancellor's conscience." despaired. Cavilling objectors have found much...
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The Public and Private Life of Lord Chancellor Eldon: With ..., Volume 2

Horace Twiss - Judges - 1844 - 869 pages
...all one as if they should make the standard for the measure we call a fool, a chancellor's foot; what an uncertain measure would this be! One chancellor has a long foot, another a short fool, a third an indifferent foot: it is the same thing in the chancellor's conscience." From these...
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The Public and Private Life of Lord Chancellor Eldon: With ..., Volume 3

Horace Twiss - Engraving - 1844 - 516 pages
...the measure we " ' call a foot, a Chancellor's foot ; what an uncertain measure " ' would this be I One Chancellor has a long foot, another " ' a short foot, a third an indifferent foot : it is the same " ' thing in the Chancellor's conscience.' " From these intimations, it might be inferred...
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The Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England ...

John Campbell Baron Campbell - Judges - 1845
...prohibitions. 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." — Table Talk. * " The discretion of a judge...
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A Popular and Practical Introduction to Law Studies: And to Every Department ...

Samuel Warren - Law - 1845 - 944 pages
...Equity. "Tis all one as if they should make the standard for the measure of 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."— Tabk-Talk, Tit. '• Equity." been to make...
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The Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England ...

John Campbell Baron Campbell - Great Britain - 1846
...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...a long foot ; another, a short foot ; a third, an indillerent foot : it is the same thing in the chancellor,s conscience." — Table TWA. the answer...
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The dawn of modern civilization: or, Sketches of the social condition of ...

Europe, Dawn - Europe - 1847
...one, as if they should make the standard for the measure, or 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." But since the times to which Selden refers,...
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