The Green Bag; A Useless But Entertaining Magazine for Lawyers Volume 5

The Green Bag; A Useless But Entertaining Magazine for Lawyers Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...to all instructions of the court, who felt called upon to rebuke the jury. At last one old farmer arose, --"ledge," said he, "were n't we to jedge the law as well as the facts?" "Certainly," was the response; "but I told you not to judge the law unless you were clearly satisfied that you knew the law better than I did." "Well, Jedge," answered the farmer, as he shifted his quid, "we considered that p'int." In Hazlitt's "Studies in Jocular Literature" it is said of the " Hundred Merry Tales " "We are confronted with the admirable apologue 'Of the friar that told the three children's fortunes.' where, after declaring to the horrified mother that of her family one should be a beggar, a second a thief, and the third an assassin, he consoles her by saying that she might make the one who was to be a beggar a friar, the one who was to be a thief a lawyer, and him who was destined to be a murderer a physician." A Texas justice started to try a divorce case, when a lawyer stopped him and told him that he had no jurisdiction. "Well, I guess I can bind the fellow over," was the reply, which he proceeded to do. How is this for a "finding" of "crowner-quest "? This is the latest from one of the interior towns of Michigan: --"The deceased, John, we find, came to his death by violently and feloniously taking a certain drug with the intent of ending his life, and so the jurors aforesaid say, that the said John then and there violently, feloniously, and with malice aforethought, himself killed and murdered, against the peace and dignity of the people of the State of Michigan." There is one lawyer in the city, says the "Buffalo...show more

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  • Paperback | 372 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 662g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123650089X
  • 9781236500892