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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 Controversialist and Literary Magazine, Volumes 1-2

Great Britain - 1856
...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. — Selden. HUME'S PHILOSOPHY AND STYLE. THE...
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The Puritan Commonwealth: An Historical Review of the Puritan Government in ...

Peter Oliver - Electronic book - 1856 - 502 pages
...of the chancellor, and the conscience of the chancellor is as uncertain as the length of his foot. One chancellor has a long foot, another a short foot, a third an indifferent foot ; it is the same with their consciences. This quaint old sarcasm of a common lawyer might have been...
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Excerpta e fragmentis [by J.B.].

John Bate (mechanician.) - 1857
...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...another a short foot, a third an indifferent foot. It is the same thing with the chancellor's conscience. " — SELDEN'S Table Talh. Equity, in its true...
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Chronological Tables: Comprehending the Chronology and ..., Volume 1, Part 1500

Chronology, Historical - 1857
...should make the standard for the measure a chancellor's foot. What an uncertain measure would this beI One chancellor has a long foot, another a short foot, a third an indifferent foot; 'tis the same thins with the chancellor's conscience." The whole theory, says Poison, of a court of equity may be...
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The Upper Canada Law Journal and Municipal and Local Courts' Gazette, Volume 4

Law - 1858
...for the measure that we call a foot — a chancellor's foot. What an uncertain measure, he exclaims, would this be ! One chancellor has a long foot, another a short foot, a third an indifferent foot, &o. It was, he said, the same thing of the chancellor's conscience. Such might have been equity at...
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The Institutions of the English Government: Being an Account of the ...

Homersham Cox - Administrative law - 1863 - 757 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...another a short foot, a third an indifferent foot. It is the same thing with the Chancellor's conscience " (b) . This reproach, if it were well founded...
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The Institutions of the English Government: Being an Account of the ...

Homersham Cox - Constitutional law - 1863 - 757 pages
...should make the standard for the measure a Chancellor's foot. What an uncertain measure would this be 1 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 "(b). This reproach, if it were well founded...
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Foliorum centuriae, selections for translation into Latin and Greek prose ...

Hubert Ashton Holden - 1864
...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...Tis the same thing in the Chancellor's Conscience. That saying, Do as you would be done to, is often misunderstood, for 'tis not thus meant, that I a...
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Commentaries on Equity Jurisprudence, as Administered in England ..., Volume 1

Joseph Story - Equity - 1866
...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."2 And notions of this sort were, in former ages,...
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The Calcutta Review Volume XLIII

R.C. Lepage - 1866
...standard for the measure we ' call afoot ' a 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 in the chancellors' (Table Talk.) Such was equity in the days of Selden, and such...
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