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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 Standard Library Cyclopedia of Political, Constitutional, Statistical ...

Political science - 1848
...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." This uncertainty has however long ceased in...
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The Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England ...

John Campbell Baron Campbell - Great Britain - 1848
...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."— Table Talk. INTRODUCTION. the answer is,...
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Hortensius: Or, The Advocate: An Historical Essay

William Forsyth - Law - 1849 - 495 pages
...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.' And notions of this sort were, in former ages,...
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Visitor: Or Monthly Instructor

1849
...as if they should make the standard for the measure we call a foot, 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 in a chancellor's conscience.' " " I know the book well from which you have...
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Hortensius: Or, The Advocate: An Historical Essay

William Forsyth - Law - 1849 - 495 pages
...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.' And notions of this sort were, in former ages,...
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The Provincial Courts of New Jersey: With Sketches of the Bench and Bar : a ...

Richard Stockton Field - Courts - 1849 - 311 pages
...all one as if they should make the standard of 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's Table-Talk. In fact, it was not...
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The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review, Volume 20

Commerce - 1849
...equity. Tie 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 та the same with the Chancellor's conscience." And again, if the Courts of Equity recognize the...
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Hunt's Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review, Volume 20

Freeman Hunt - Commerce - 1849
...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 with the Chancellor's conscience." And again, if the Courts of Equity recognize the...
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The Provincial Courts of New Jersey: With Sketches of the Bench and Bar : a ...

Richard Stockton Field - Courts - 1849 - 311 pages
...with costs. if they should make the standard of 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's Table-Talk. In fact, it was not...
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The Irish Quarterly Review, Volume 6, Part 1

Ireland - 1856
...is Equity. "Pis all one as if they should make the standard of the measure a Chancellor's foot. What an uncertain measure would this be ? One Chancellor...foot, a third an indifferent foot. 'Tis the same thing with the Chancellor's conscience." f It is wonderful wh-it strange notions of Equity have been seriously...
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