Coutts & Co., Bankers, Edinburgh and London: Being the Memoirs of a Family Distinguished for Its Public Service in England and Scotland

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E. Stock, 1900 - 166
 

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Strona 93 - a lawyer has no business with the justice or injustice of the cause which he undertakes, unless his client asks his * opinion, and then he is bound to give it honestly. The justice or injustice of the cause is to be decided by the judge. Consider, sir; what is the purpose of courts of justice? It is that every man may have his cause fairly tried by men appointed * to try causes. A lawyer is not to tell what he knows to be a lie: he is not to produce what he knows to be a false deed; but he is not...
Strona 118 - Ah me! for aught that ever I could read. Could ever hear by tale or history, The course of true love never did run smooth: But, either it was different in blood; Her.
Strona 94 - ... acquired the art and power of arranging evidence, and of applying to the points at issue what the law has settled. A lawyer is to do for his client all that his client might fairly do for himself, if he could. If by a superiority of attention, of knowledge, of skill, and a better method of communication, he has the advantage of his adversary, it is an advantage to which he is entitled. There must always be some advantage, on one side or other ; and it is better that advantage should be had by...
Strona 93 - As it rarely happens that a man is fit to plead his own cause, lawyers are a class of the community who, by study and experience, have acquired the art and power of arranging evidence, and of applying to the points at issue what the law has settled. A lawyer is to do for his client all that his client might fairly do for himself , if he could.
Strona 124 - Yet what a romance to tell, — and told, I fear, it will one day be. And then my three years of dreaming, and my two years of wakening, will be chronicled, doubtless. But the dead will feel no pain.
Strona 109 - The Performance is but mediocre, but my grief was sincere. The last time I saw the worthy, public-spirited man — A MAN he was ! How few of the two-legged breed that pass for such, deserve the designation ! — he pressed my hand, and asked me with the most friendly warmth if it was in his power to serve me ; and if so, that I would oblige him by telling him how.
Strona 124 - I went to make a visit, and fairly softened myself, like an old fool, with recalling old stories, till I was fit for nothing but shedding tears and repeating verses for the whole night.
Strona 38 - The throwing up of a sash, or otherwise opening a window, made me tremble, while behind and before me, at some little distance, fell the terrible shower. " Well, I escaped all the danger, and arrived, not only safe and sound, but sweet and clean, at my new quarters ; but when I was in bed I was forced to hide my head between the sheets ; for the smell of the filth, thrown out by the neighbours on the back side of the house, came pouring into the room to such a degree, I was almost poisoned with the...
Strona 121 - Yet, once again, farewell, thou Minstrel harp! Yet, once again, forgive my feeble sway, And little reck I of the censure sharp May idly cavil at an idle lay. Much have I owed thy strains on life's long way, Through secret woes the world has never known. When on the weary night dawn'd wearier day, And bitterer was the grief devour'd alone. That I o'erlive such woes, Enchantress ! is thine own.
Strona 106 - In no respect," says Mr Creech, " were the manners of 1763 and 1783 more remarkable than in the decency, dignity, and delicacy of the one period, compared with the looseness, dissipation, and licentiousness, of the other. Many people ceased to blush at what would formerly have been reckoned a crime.

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