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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 Elements of Jurisprudence

Thomas Erskine Holland - Electronic books - 1886 - 372 pages
...Works, vii. p. 401, 3 Paget v. Gee, Amb. App. p. 810. * Wl worth t). Holt, 4 My. and Cr. 635. CHAP. v. foot, another a short foot, a third an indifferent foot ; 'tis the ' same thing in the Chancellor's conscience1.' To this charge Lord Eldon replied in a judgment which traces the lines on which his own...
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The Southern Reporter, Volume 70

Law reports, digests, etc - 1916
...all one as if they should make his foot the standard of the measure we call a Chancellor's foot. What an uncertain measure would this be. One Chancellor has a long foot, and the other a short foot, а third an indifferent foot.' "Pis the same thing in the Chancellor's...
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The Elements of Jurisprudence

Thomas Erskine Holland - Electronic books - 1888 - 378 pages
...Uses, Works, vii. p. 401. 5 Paget . Gee, Amb. App. p. 810. 1 Walworth v. Holt, 4 My. snd Cr. 635. foot, another a short foot, a third an indifferent foot; 'tis the on At. v. same thing in the Chancellor's conscience V To this charge Lord Eldon replied in a judgment...
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A Dictionary of Quotations in Prose: From American and Foreign Authors ...

Anna Lydia Ward - Citations anglaises - 1889 - 701 pages
...all one as if they should make the standard for the measure we call a font a chancellor's foot: what an uncertain measure would this be ! One chancellor...short foot, a third an indifferent foot. 'Tis the same in the chancellor's conscience. 1375 JohnSelden: Table Talk. Equity. ERROR An error is the more dangerous...
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Corpus Juris: Being a Complete and Systematic Statement of the ..., Volume 21

William Mack, William Benjamin Hale - Law - 1920
...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...foot, a third an indifferent foot. 'Tis the same thing as the chancellor's conscience." Table Talk Eq. [quot Cox v. Burgess, 139 Ky. 699, 703, 9fi SW 577]....
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Cases and Other Materials on Judicial Remedies: From the Forms of Actions ...

Austin Wakeman Scott, Sidney Post Simpson - Civil procedure - 1946 - 956 pages
...A foot, to he the Chancellors Foot ; what an uncertain measure would this be ; One Chancellor ha's a long foot another A short foot a third an indifferent foot ; tis the same thing in the Chancellors Conscience." See also "Replication of a Serjaunte at the Lawcs of England" [circa 1525],...
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Reports of Civil and Criminal Cases Decided by the ..., Volume 31; Volume 139

Kentucky. Court of Appeals, James Hughes, Achilles Sneed, Martin D. Hardin, George Minos Bibb, Alexander Keith Marshall, William Littell, Thomas Bell Monroe, John James Marshall, James Greene Dana, Benjamin Monroe, James P. Metcalfe, Alvin Duvall, William Pope Duvall Bush, John Rodman, Edward Warren Hines, Charles Cyrus Turner, Thomas Lewis Edelen, Thomas Robert McBeath, Robert G. Higdon, T. M. Jones, Amos Hall Eblen - Law reports, digests, etc - 1911
...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...foot, a third an indifferent foot. 'Tis the same thing as the chancellor's conscience." Equity is now also the law. The case must fit itself to the law of...
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Reports of Cases Decided in the Supreme Court of the State of ..., Volume 44

North Dakota. Supreme Court, Hiram A. Libby, Robert Milligan Carothers, Robert Dimon Hoskins, Edgar Whittlesey Camp, John McDowell Cochrane, Ames Francis Wilbur, Joseph Coghlan, Edwin James Taylor - Court rules - 1922
...all one as if they should make his foot the standard for the measure we call chancellor's foot. What an uncertain measure would this be! One chancellor...third an indifferent foot. 'Tis the same thing in Chancellor's conscience." I may, perhaps, be justified in using as my own the language of the great...
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Current Comment and Legal Miscellany, Volume 2

Law - 1890
...should make the standard for the measure 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 with the chancellor's conscience." Hence, even in earnestly striving to adhere with...
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Collections of the New Jersey Historical Society, Volume 3

New Jersey Historical Society - New Jersey - 1849
...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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