The Lawyer; In History, Literature, and Humour

The Lawyer; In History, Literature, and Humour

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: attend the drill occasionally in a more private scene. Your friend, Major Sir William Scott's corps, not having yet been bold enough to attempt the strong measure of firing, were also absent." Sir William Scott was the elder brother of Lord Eldon, and is perhaps not so well known to the present generation of readers by that name as by his late title as Lord Stowell. He commanded the third corps of legal volunteers, composed chiefly of proctors. The Inns of Court corps was disbanded before the volunteer movement of that period came to an end, but many of its members joined the Temple corps, still commanded by Erskine. The great orator was regarded as a poor example of a fighting lawyer, but the military attainments of the other barrister-colonels do not appear to have ranked much higher. Judging, indeed, by the progress made in military training by men of such legal eminence as Ellenborough and the two Scotts, Eldon and Stowell, as well as Erskine, the martial accomplishments of the lawyers of the volunteer corps of nearly a hundred years ago were in the inverse ratio of their abilities as advocates and judges. The volunteers of the present day, who are certainly a more serviceable body than those of the Georgian period, have reason to be thankful to Erskine for the correct views which he propounded concerning the movement, and the stand he made against the opposite opinion of the legal advisers of the Crown. The latter maintained that the volunteers had bound themselves to serve until the end of the war, which had then lasted more than ten years, and had in that time considerably changed its aims and objects. Erskine maintained a diametrically opposite opinion. "If," he said, "the term 'volunteer' is supposed to more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236495551
  • 9781236495556