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A Book About Lawyers   By: (1831-1901)

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A BOOK ABOUT LAWYERS.

by

JOHN CORDY JEAFFRESON,

Barrister at Law Author of "A Book About Doctors," Etc., Etc.

Reprinted from the London Edition.

Two Volumes in One.

New York: Carleton, Publisher, Madison Square. London: S. Low, Son & Co., M DCCC LXXV.

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1807, by G.W. Carleton & Co., In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York.

John F. Trow & Son, Printers, 205 213 East 12th St., New York.

CONTENTS.

PART I. HOUSES AND HOUSEHOLDERS.

CHAPTER PAGE

I. LADIES IN LAW COLLEGES 7

II. THE LAST OF THE LADIES 13

III. YORK HOUSE AND POWIS HOUSE 22

IV. LINCOLN'S INN FIELDS 27

V. THE OLD LAW QUARTER 36

PART II. LOVES OF THE LAWYERS.

VI. A LOTTERY 49

VII. GOOD QUEEN BESS 55

VIII. REJECTED ADDRESSES 62

IX. "CICERO" UPON HIS TRIAL 71

X. BROTHERS IN TROUBLE 75

XI. EARLY MARRIAGES 86

PART III. MONEY.

XII. FEES TO COUNSEL 97

XIII. RETAINERS, GENERAL AND SPECIAL 113

XIV. JUDICIAL CORRUPTION 122

XV. GIFTS AND SALES 136

XVI. A ROD PICKLED BY WILLIAM COLE 143

XVII. CHIEF JUSTICE POPHAM 149

XVIII. JUDICIAL SALARIES 153

PART IV. COSTUME AND TOILET.

XIX. BRIGHT AND SAD 163

XX. MILLINERY 169

XXI. WIGS 171

XXII. BANDS AND COLLARS 182

XXIII. BAGS AND GOWNS 187

XXIV. HATS 195

PART V. MUSIC.

XXV. THE PIANO IN CHAMBERS 206

XXVI. THE BATTLE OF THE ORGANS 208

XXVII. THE THICKNESS IN THE THROAT 219

PART VI. AMATEUR THEATRICALS.

XXVIII. ACTORS AT THE BAR 224

XXIX. "THE PLAY'S THE THING" 230

XXX. THE RIVER AND THE STRAND BY TORCHLIGHT 238

XXXI. ANTI PRYNNE 243

XXXII. AN EMPTY GRATE 251

PART VII. LEGAL EDUCATION

XXXIII. INNS OF COURT AND INNS OF CHANCERY 258

XXXIV. LAWYERS AND GENTLEMEN 265

XXXV. LAW FRENCH AND LAW LATIN 277

XXXVI. STUDENT LIFE IN OLD TIME 287

XXXVII. READERS AND MOOTMEN 298

XXXVIII. PUPILS IN CHAMBERS 307

PART VIII. MIRTH.

XXXIX. WIT OF LAWYERS 316

XL. HUMOROUS STORIES 334

XLI. WITS IN 'SILK' AND PUNSTERS IN 'ERMINE' 349

XLII. WITNESSES 365

XLIII. CIRCUITEERS 376

XLIV. LAWYERS AND SAINTS 390

PART IX. AT HOME: IN COURT: AND IN SOCIETY.

XLV. LAWYERS AT THEIR OWN TABLES 402

XLVI. WINE 413

XLVII. LAW AND LITERATURE 423

PART I.

HOUSES AND HOUSEHOLDERS.

CHAPTER I.

LADIES IN LAW COLLEGES.

A law student of the present day finds it difficult to realize the brightness and domestic decency which characterized the Inns of Court in the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries... Continue reading book >>




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