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" The discretion of a judge is the law of tyrants: it is always unknown ; it is different in different men; it is casual, and depends upon constitution, temper, and passion. In the best, it is oftentimes caprice ; in the worst, it is every vice, folly,... "
THE MONTHLY REVIEW - Page 338
by Several Hands - 1771
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The European Magazine: And London Review, Volume 37

1800
...difcretion a great J lawyer has thus emphatically defcribed, viz. " The difcretion of a Judge is the la«r of Tyrants ; it is always unknown ; it is different in different men , it is calual, and depends upon conltitution, temper, and affection : in the belt, it is oftentimes caprice...
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Politics for the people; or, A salmagundy for swine ...

Pre-1801 Imprint Collection (Library of Congress) - Great Britain - 1794
...oi terms, by a great judge even of thefe times. The dijcretion of a judge is the law of tyrants i // is always unknown; it is different in different men; it is cafual, and depends upon conftitution, temper and paflion; in the bift, it is oftentimes caprice; in the war/}, it is every...
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The secret history of a private man, Volume 1

Francis Wollaston - 1795
...1763 ; and the latter was made a judge in 1770. a.grea a great man hath said, " THE LAW OF TYRANTS j " IT IS ALWAYS UNKNOWN ; IT IS DIFFERENT " IN DIFFERENT MEN ; IT IS CASUAL, AND DE" PENDS UPON CONSTITUTION, TEMPER, AND " PASSION. IN THE BEST, IT IS OFTENTIMES " CAPRICE...
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Biographical, Literary, and Political Anecdotes, of Several of the ..., Volume 1

John Almon - Great Britain - 1797
...they can never be too often repeated, and held up as a mirror to all future judges. " The difcretion of a judge is the law of tyrants ; it is always unknown...in different men ; it is cafual, and depends upon conftitution, temper, and pafsion. In the belt, it is often times caprice ; in the worft, it is every...
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The Antijacobin Review: And Protestant Advocate: Or, Monthly ..., Volume 13

1802
...to leave a rule inflexible, than permit it to be bent by the difcretion of a judge. The difcretion of a judge is the law of tyrants : it is always unknown: it is différent ¡ц different men : it is cafual, and depends upon conflitution, temper, and paffion. In...
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A Political Account of the Island of Trinidad, from Its Conquest by Sir ...

Trinidad - 1807 - 207 pages
...notorious; and ought not to be left to " the discretion of a Judge;" which, Lord Chancellor Camden says, " is the law of tyrants; it is always unknown, it is different in different men; it is casual, and depends upon constitution, temper, and passion. In the best, it is often times caprice;...
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A Succinct View of the History of Mortmain: And the Statutes Relative to ...

Anthony Highmore - Mortmain - 1809 - 592 pages
...the rule inflexible, than permit it to be bent by the discretion of the judcje. The discretion of the judge is the law of tyrants ; it is always unknown ; it is different in different men ; it is casual, and depends upon constitution, temper, and passion ; in the best, it is oftentimes caprice...
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A respectful examination of the judgment delivered ... by ... sir J. Nicholl ...

Charles Daubeny, John Nicholl (sir.) - 1811
...leave a rule inflexible, than to, permit it to he bent by the discretion of a judge. The discretion of a judge is the law of tyrants: it is always unknown ; it is different in different men ; it is casual, and depends upon constitution, temper, and passion. In the best, it is oftentimes caprice ;...
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Law miscellanies: containing an introduction to the Study of the law: notes ...

Hugh Henry Brackenridge, Sir William Blackstone, Charles Smith - Common law - 1814 - 588 pages
...their province jus dicere, not jus dare. " The discretion of a judge is, as a great man hath said, the law of tyrants ; it is always unknown ; it is different in different men ; it is casual, and depends uflon constitution, temper and fiassion. In the best, it is oftentimes cafirice...
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An essay on the history of the English government and constitution, from the ...

John Russell (1st earl.) - 1821
...by specious falsehoods, nor fatigued by repeated evasions. CHAP. XXIII. CRIMINAL LAW. The discretion of a judge is the law of tyrants: it is always unknown : it is different in different men: it is casual, and depends upon constitution, temper, passion. In the best, it is oftentimes caprice: in the...
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