History of the Kings Inns; Or an Account of the Legal Body in Ireland from Its Connexion with England

History of the Kings Inns; Or an Account of the Legal Body in Ireland from Its Connexion with England : In Three Parts

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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. 1806 edition. Excerpt: ...Justice, il. 13s. 43.--a puisne Judge or Bencher, 16s. 8d.--a Barrister or Attorney, 8s. 4d. Notwithstanding these moderate sums, the Hall seems to have been so slenderly attended, that the old orders were revived--the last to that effect, appears in Trinity Term, 1736. The correct, adequate, and constitutional mode of enforcing these arrears, through the medium of the bond, was overlooked or abandoned; to disbar a Daly, a Malone, or an O'Callaghan, for not paying arbitrary pensions--or attending collegiate Commons, (could it legally be done) may correspond with the le gislative or executive habits of a certain class of Judges j who are thus described by the late Mr. Justice Robinson, in that well-known pamphlet which ocean oned his elevation to the Bench: "Whose history, in a judicial capacity, would furnish more atrocious barbarities than any robbers in Jlory, --but passed unnoticed, uncensured, to the scandal of all civil society" Such were the sentiments of a learned co-temporary Barrister, from which description it would be arrogant and unfounded in the reader or me to dissent. This last arbitrary, though impotent movement, Toused the indignation of the Bar; for we sind that they were resolved to ascertain their rights, or those of the Benchers. Professional or personal servitude is doubly galling In a nation of freemen; and to have it established among practisers, who, with a few dignisied.exceptions, view each other with envy, jealousy or dislrufi---converts '--converts a private mischief into a national evil. Under such circumstances, slaves alone would attend the Courts--who must subscribe to every interested and time-serving doctrine issuing therefrom, or even degrade ingenuity in its illustration and support. These...show more

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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 290g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236933699
  • 9781236933690