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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 LIVES OF THE LORD CHANCELLORS AND KEEPERS OF THE GREAT SEALOF ENGLAND,

JOHN LORD CAMPBELL - 1851
...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. $ ' The discretion of a judge...
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The World's Laconics: Or, The Best Thoughts of the Best Authors

Tryon Edwards - Quotations, English - 1853 - 432 pages
...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. — Sclden. CHANGES. — If a great change is to be made in human affairs, the minds of men will be...
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The Standard Library Cyclopaedia of Political, Constitutional ..., Volume 2

Economics - 1853
...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 English Constitution

Eduard Fischel - Constitutional law - 1853 - 592 pages
...Eunomu', 3rd. Dial., 565, custodem sigilh nostri privati. edit., 1822. || Pauli iii., 664. certain measure would this be ! One chancellor has a long...another a short foot, a third an indifferent foot. It is the same with the chancellor's conscience." On the other hand, Lord Redesdale contends that the...
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Commentaries on Equity Jurisprudence: As Administered in England ..., Volume 1

Joseph Story - Equity - 1853 - 712 pages
...Mitford, Plead. Eq. p. 4, note (b). See Heineccius De Edictis Praetorum, Lib. 1, cap. 6, 13, 30. sure would this 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." ' And notions of this sort were, in former...
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Institutes of American Law, Volume 4

John Bouvier - Law - 1854
...equity. "Tis all one, as if they should make a 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, "(b) In modern times, however, courts of equity...
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DeBow's Review ...: Agricultural, Commercial, Industrial Progress & Resources

Industries - 1855
...should make the standard for the measure the chancellor's foot. What an uncertain measure this would bo! 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." ing all the books upon the subject, will find...
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Table-talk of John Selden

John Selden - Table-talk - 1856 - 170 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...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 me,...
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The Irish Quarterly Review, Volume 6

Ireland - 1856
...is Equity. 'Tis 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...short foot, a third an indifferent foot. 'Tis the same thinf* with the Chancellor's conscience." f It is wonderful wh it strange notion? of Equity hare been...
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Laconics, Or The Best Words of the Best Authors

Aphorisms and apothegms - 1856
...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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