STRICTURES ON THE LIVES AND CHARACTERS OF THE MOST EMINENT LAWYERS OF THE PRESENT DAY: INCLUDING, AMONG OTHER CELEBRATED NAMES, THOSE OF THE LORD CHANCELLOR AND THE...
Item #: 57288
Published: Union; Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.; 2005.
Subjects: BIOGRAPHY/WRITINGS ON LEGAL MINDS, LEGAL PROFESSION, LEGAL ANECDOTES
A series of caustic-satiric biographies of contemporaryeminent jurists, including the Earls of Mansfield andCamden, Sir Francis Buller and others. Unabashedly adhominem, they are often quite funny. Sir Nash Grose iscompared to a poisonous spider. Sir Richard Perryn'slanguage "is poor, insipid and nerveless" and his manner"conveys an idea of weakness and insipidity" (178). Mr.Anstruther's voice often "sounds discordant, and ungratefulto the ear of harmony" (221). This book concludes with anessay titled "The Character of an Honest Lawyer," which isintroduced with the following note: "After so much has beensaid of lawyers of the present day, the insertion of thefollowing character from an old writer may not, perhaps bethought impertinent or improper.":225. Reprinted by TheLawbook Exch., Ltd. Distributed by Wm. S. Hein & Co., Inc.
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