The pleader's guide, a didactic poem, by J. Surrebutter, 2 books

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Page 14 - Agree with thine adversary quickly, while thou art in the way with him ; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison. Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.
Page 4 - Yet not the more Cease I to wander where the Muses haunt Clear spring, or shady grove, or sunny hill, Smit with the love of sacred song...
Page 44 - Chaos umpire sits, And by decision more embroils the fray By which he reigns. Next him, high arbiter Chance governs all.
Page 21 - ... itself is immediately prejudicial or injurious to the plaintiff's person or property, as battery, nonpayment of debts, detaining one's goods, or the like; yet where any special consequential damage arises, which could not be foreseen and provided for in the ordinary course of justice, the party injured is allowed, both by common law and the statute of Westm. 2, c. 24, to bring a special action on his own case, by writ formed according to the peculiar circumstances of his own particular grievance.
Page 77 - Stay, Mr. Chubb ; speak out, Sir, do ! Did Gull beat Gudgeon ? Is that true ? Chubb. Beat him ! He beat him black and blue. I never see'da prettier fight, So full of malice like, and spite. Bore. A fight ! Ho ! ho ! the truth's come out, A fair set-to — a boxing...
Page 17 - Writ of Error is a commission to judges of a superior court, by which they are authorized to examine the record upon which a judgment was given in an inferior court, and, on such examination, to affirm or reverse the same according to law.
Page 61 - for that " with divers jugs, To wit, twelve pots, twelve cups, twelve mugs, Of certain vulgar drink called toddy, Said GULL did sluice said GUDGEON'S body.
Page 62 - I scarce could read one single word, Nor in my books of Common Place One feature of the Law could trace, Save Buzzard's nose and visage thin, And Hawk's deficiency of chin, Which I while lolling at my ease Was wont to draw instead of pleas; My chambers I equipt complete, Made friends, hir'd books, and gave to eat.
Page 82 - TROUT'S story was a string of Fictions, Self-praises, and self-contradictions ; But, (not to waste your precious moments With idle and superfluous Comments) CHUBB swore, on cross-examination, GUDGEON gave GULL great provocation, And both agreed to strip in Buff, And fight it out at fisty-cuff — Now fighting's in itself an action That gives both parties satisfaction, A secret joy the Bruiser knows In giving and receiving blows ; An inward transport, only tasted By those who've thoroughly been basted...
Page 7 - And forc'd with hard words, blows, and bruises, To labour on Poetic ground, Dactyls and Spondees to confound, And when become in Fictions wise, In Pagan histories and lies ; Were sent to dive at Granta's cells, For Truth in Dialectic wells, There duly bound for four years more...

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