The Knickerbocker Volume 35

The Knickerbocker Volume 35

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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. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ... a dam fiftccn feet perpendicular?' ' Why, cartin! Your honor do n't know no more about them are fish than a child. Why look here, your honor, I live on a p'int of land 'at makes eiiut into the river so, (drawing a map on the witnesses'-box) and, ye see, the salmon going up have to go clear round this here p'int. Wal, your honor, the fish coming up the river, spiteful-like, when they get 0fi' ag'in my house, leap clear across, right over my house and barn, a hundred and fifty feet at least, your honor. I 've picked up fat ones, your honor, too heavy to fetch acrossfmany a time.' The court had listened in mute astonishment, but the next moment the peremptory order: 'Mr. Sheriff, put that man out of the house!' was heard above an irrepressible burst of laughter.'--' A somawnxr distinguished advocate, in the county of P, while earnestly presenting his case to the jury, paid the following eloquent tribute to the memory of SHAKSPEARE: ' Gentlemen of the jury, some two or three hundred years ago there lived a man whose name was Srmxsrmns. You 've all perhaps heard of him. He was a self-made man, gentlemen, and he possessed a deep knowledge of human nature. His sayings and opinions have passed into proverbs, and are in the mouths of all the people, and are therefore entitled to great weight with you. Now SHAKSPEARE says: Tax! my life--my all, but keep your hands out of my breeches pocket!' Will some one find the passage?' Sons witnesses come into court with the belief that they are only bound to testify to such facts as favor the party by whom they are called. A curious illustration of this occurred at a trial in the county of C. A...show more

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 517g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236842251
  • 9781236842251