Westminster Hall, Or, Professional Relics and Anecdotes of the Bar, Bench, and Woolsack Volume 1

Westminster Hall, Or, Professional Relics and Anecdotes of the Bar, Bench, and Woolsack Volume 1

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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. 1825 edition. Excerpt: ...answer was, Get you gone to your trustees. But for certain, the Lady Frances Pope was matched into the land of plenty, and in saying that, I have said all." (Life of Lord Guilford, vol. i. p. 145.) is the account of the accident, given by Sir Eardley himself in a letter to his wife. SIB EARDLEY Wilmot's ESCAPE, " In March, 1757," says the biographer of SirEardley Wilmot, " SirEardley had a most providential escape from being destroyed at Worcester, while sitting in court, and just beginning to sum up the evidence, by the fall of a stack of chimneys through the roof into court. His first clerk, Mr. John Lawes, was killed at his feet, and some other person also was killed, and several very dangerously hurt. Most of the counsel were gone, and those who remained got under the great table round which they had been sitting. Among the counsel present, were Mr. Aston, Mr. Nares, Mr. Ashhurst, Mr. Skinner, and Mr. Griffith Price, all of whom, it is remarkable, except Mr. Price, (who afterwards had a silk gown, and was eminent as a Chancery Counsel, ) ascended the bench. The safety of the judge was owing, perhaps, to his presence of mind and resignation, in sitting still till the confusion was over. The following " Worcester, 15 March, 1757, " Four in the Afternoon. " I send this by express, on purpose to prevent your being frightened, in consequence of a most terrible accident at this place. Between two and three, as we were trying causes, a stack of chimneys blew from the top of that part of the hall where I was sitting, and beat the roof down upon us; but as I sat close up to the wall, I have escaped without the least hurt. When I saw it begin to yield and open, I despaired of my life, and the lives of all within the...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236488369
  • 9781236488367