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" Equity is a roguish thing; for law we have a measure, know what to trust to; equity is according to the conscience of him that is Chancellor, and as that is larger or narrower, so is equity. 'Tis all one as if they should make the standard for the measure... "
Table-talk of John Selden - Page 49
by John Selden, Richard Milward - 1856 - 170 pages
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Table talk: being the discourses of John Selden

John Selden, Richard Milward - Table-talk - 1689 - 167 pages
...to the Conscience of him that is Chancellor, and as that is larger or narrower, so is Equity. 'Tis all one as if they should make the Standard for the...Chancellor's Foot ; what an uncertain Measure would be this. One Chancellor has a long Foot, another a short Foot, a Third an indifferent Foot : 'Tis the...
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Table Talk: Being the Discourses

John Selden - Table-talk - 1786 - 163 pages
...to the conscience of him that is chancellor; and as that is larger or narrower, so is equity. It is all one as if they should, make the standard for the measure, a chancellor's foot ; what an uncertain measure this be ? One chancellor hns a long •foot,, another...
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The Works of the Honourable James Wilson, L. L. D.: Late One of the ...

James Wilson, Bird Wilson - Law - 1804
...that is larger or narrower, so is equity. It is all one as if they should make the standard of measure a chancellor's foot. What an uncertain measure would...'Tis the same thing in the chancellor's conscience." Similar, though not expressed, perhaps, in a similar manner, Were the sentiments of the principal lawyers...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the ..., Volume 2

George Burnett - English prose literature - 1807
...according to the conspience of him that is chancellor, and as that is larger or narrower, so is equity. Tis all one, as if they should make the standard for the measure, a chancellor's foot. What an uncertain measure would this be! One chancellor has a long foot, another...
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Specimens of English prose-writers, from the earliest times to the close of ...

George Burnett - 1807
...according to the conscience of him that is chancellor, and as that is larger or narrower, so is equity. Tis all one, as if they should make the standard for the measure, a chancellor's foot. What an uncertain measure would this be! One chancellor has a long foot, another...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ...

George Burnett - Authors, English - 1807
...according to the conscience of him that is chancellor, and as that is larger or narrower, so is equity. Tis all one, as if they should make the standard for the measure, a chancellor's foot. AVhat an uncertain measure would this be! One chancellor has a long foot, another...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ...

George Burnett - Authors, English - 1813
...larger or narrower, so is equity. Tis all one, as if they should make the standard for the measure, a chancellor's foot. What an uncertain measure would...chancellor's conscience. 3. That saying, Do as you -would -It done to, is often misunderstood ; for it is not thus meant, that I, a private man, should do to...
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Specimens of English prose writers: from the earliest times to the close of ...

George Burnett - Authors, English - 1813
...larger or narrower, so is equity. Tis all one, as if they should make the standard for the measure, a chancellor's foot. What an uncertain measure would...thing in the chancellor's conscience. 3. That saying, DĽ as you vxndd le done to, is often misunderstood ; for it is not thus meant, that I, a private man,...
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Journal of a tour and residence in Great Britain, during ... 1810 and 1811 ...

Louis Simond - 1815
...is larger or narrower, so is equi'ty. It is all one as if they should make the standard for measure a chancellor's foot. What an uncertain measure would...'tis the same thing in the chancellor's conscience !" Blackstone, on the contrary, says, " That the Court of Equity decides according to fixed rules and...
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Journal of a Tour and Residence in Great Britain, During the Years ..., Volume 1

Louis Simond - Great Britain - 1815
...if they should make the standard for measure a chancellor's foot. What an uncertain measure wotild this be ! One chancellor has a long foot ; another a short foot ; a third an indifferent foot : 'tie the same thing in the chancellor's conscience !" Blackstone, on the contrary, says, " That the...
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