Shakespeare's Legal Acquirements Considered

J. Murray, 1859 - 177 Seiten

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Seite 100 - No rightful plea might plead for justice there." " Hath served a dumb arrest upon his tongue." From the SONNETS. " When to the sessions of sweet silent thought I summon up remembrance of things past," " So should that beauty which you hold in lease." ' And summer's lease hath all too short a date." " And 'gainst thyself a lawful plea commence.
Seite 72 - Come, Pistol, utter more to me ; and withal devise something to do thyself good.—Boot, boot, master Shallow: I know the young King is sick for me. Let us take any man's horses; the laws of England are at my commandment. Happy are they which have been my friends, and woe unto my Lord Chief Justice
Seite 88 - vouchers, his recoveries: is this the fine of his fines, and the recovery of his recoveries, to have his fine pate full of fine dirt? will his vouchers vouch him no more of his purchases, and double ones too, than the length and breadth of a pair of indentures ?
Seite 41 - thou mak'st a testament As worldlings do, giving thy sum of more To that which hath too much." And again where the careless herd, jumping by him without greeting him, are compared to " fat and greasy citizens," who look " Upon that poor and broken bankrupt there,"— without pitying
Seite 43 - Bos. No, faith, die by attorney. The poor world is almost six thousand years old, and in all this time there was not any man died in his own person, videlicet, in a love-cause.* * So in 'Eichard III.,
Seite 38 - (Act ii. Sc. 2.) The following is part of the dialogue between Antipholus of Syracuse and his man Dromio, in Act n. Sc. 2:— Dro. S. There's no time for a man to recover his hair, that grows bald by nature. Ant. S. May he not do it
Seite 76 - she shall pay me her maidenhead ere they have it. Men shall hold of me in capite; and we charge and command that their wives be as free as heart can wish, or tongue can tell." He thus declares a great forthcoming change in the tenure of land and in the liability
Seite 94 - being made to talk like an English lawyer; but in ' Antony and Cleopatra' (Act I. Sc. 4) Lepidus, in trying to palliate the bad qualities and misdeeds of Antony, uses the language of a conveyancer's chambers in Lincoln's Inn:— " His faults, in him, seem as the spots of heaven, More fiery by night's blackness ; hereditary Rather than purchas'd."\
Seite 38 - fine and recovery ? Dro. S. Yes, to pay a fine for a periwig, and recover the lost hair of another man. .These jests cannot be supposed to arise from anything in the laws or customs of Syracuse; but they show the author to be very familiar with some of the most abstruse proceedings in English jurisprudence.
Seite 54 - Tra. Sir, I shall not be slack: in sign whereof, Please ye, we may contrive this afternoon, And quaff carouses to our mistress' health; And do as adversaries do in law, Strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends. This

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