D'Ordel's Pantechnicon; An Universal Directory of the Mechanical Art of Manufacturing Illustrated Magazines, Intended as a Course of Learning for Future Writers, Containing an Account of the Advance of Literature in Modern Times ...

D'Ordel's Pantechnicon; An Universal Directory of the Mechanical Art of Manufacturing Illustrated Magazines, Intended as a Course of Learning for Future Writers, Containing an Account of the Advance of Literature in Modern Times ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...glad to say that the love of my profession conquered. I had just fallen into a fitful doze when I was awakened by the opening of my door and the entry of a flashily dressed individual. "' What do you mean, ' he said angrily, 'by taking this ridiculous case?' "' To which of my cases do you refer?' I queried. "' You have only one, ' he sneered; 'why did you take it?' "' If you refer to that of the lady who to-day appealed for my protection, know, sir, that I, like every other member of the English bar, am ever ready to defend the cause of distressed and solvent beauty.' I was young and my blood was hot." As the old judge said this his eye flashed with the fire of youth, and a low murmur of admiration and acquiescence passed round his auditory. He resumed: "' Pshaw! I will make it worth your while to prosecute, ' the intruder went on, fingering a large bundle of bank-notes. "I subdued my anger and, great as was the sum offered, I refused it, and explained that it was contrary to the etiquette of our profession to relinquish a brief until the conviction or acquittal of the client, and that I could not with my existing pressure of business hold two opposing briefs in the same case. With an expression of disgust he dashed from the room. "The next day was the day fixed for the trial, and the Lord Chancellor had placed the case upon his list. I was up betimes, and busied myself in drawing my brief. When I entered the Court at Westminster it was filled to overflowing with the number of people, mostly professionals, who had come to assist at my debut. My old coach, John Huggins, seated among the common Serjeants, shook my hand encouragingly as I followed my client into the dock. Bets were passed freely, and, so...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236881303
  • 9781236881304