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" I address, or benefit to those on whose behalf I have the honour to be heard. I am aware, my lords, that truth is to be sought only by slow and painful progress; I know also that error is in its nature flippant and compendious ; it hops with airy and... "
Memoirs of the Life and Times of the Rt. Hon. Henry Grattan - Page 1
by Henry Grattan - 1849
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 33

1820
...him that he was wandering from the question ; and Mr C. after some general observations, replied, ' I am awar,e, my lords, that truth is to be sought...perches upon assertion, which it calls conclusion. ' — To Lord Clare, however, Mr C. had every possible temptation to be intractable and impertinent....
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Select Speeches, Forensick and Parliamentary: With Prefatory Remarks, Volume 4

Nathaniel Chapman - Great Britain - 1807
...aware, my lords, that truth is to be sought only by slow and painful progress ; I know also that errour is in its nature flippant and compendious, it hops...perches upon assertion, which it calls conclusion. Here the lord chancellor moved to have the chamber cleared. After some time the doors were opened.*...
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Select Speeches, Forensick and Parliamentary: With Prefatory Remarks, Volume 4

Nathaniel Chapman - Great Britain - 1807
...aware, my lords, that truth is to be sought only by slow and painful progress ; I know also that errour is in its nature flippant and compendious, it hops...perches upon assertion, which it calls conclusion. Here the lord chancellor moved to have the chamber cleared. After some time the doors were opened.*...
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Speeches of John Philpot Curran, Esq: With a Brief Sketch of the ..., Volume 2

John Philpot Curran - Ireland - 1811
...for himself. Those who best knew liU lordship can judge of the justness of the representation. dious, it hops with airy and fastidious levity over proofs...arguments, and perches upon assertion, which it calls cooelusion. Here the lord chancellor moved to have the chamber cleared. After some time the doors were...
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Speeches of John Philpot Curran, Esq: With a Brief Sketch of the ..., Volume 2

John Philpot Curran - Ireland - 1811
...himself. Those who best knew his lordship can judge of the justness of the representation. dious, it hups with airy and fastidious levity over proofs and arguments,...perches upon assertion, which it calls conclusion. Here the lord chancellor moved to have the chamber cleared. After some time the doors were opened.*...
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The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th], Volume 5

1816
...propriety of taking a wider scope of observation than that dictated, to him by the court; and he went on, ' I am aware, my Lords, that truth is to be sought only...perches upon assertion, which it calls conclusion.' This sentence appeared to his Lordship so ominous of another storm, that he moved to have the chamber...
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The Eclectic Review, Volume 5; Volume 23

Samuel Greatheed, Daniel Parken, Theophilus Williams, Josiah Conder, Thomas Price, Jonathan Edwards Ryland, Edwin Paxton Hood - English literature - 1816
...by the court; and he went on, ' I am aware, my Lords, that truth is to be sought only by slow anil painful progress : I know also that error is in its...perches upon assertion, which it calls conclusion.' This sentence appeared to his Lordship so ominous of another storm, that he moved to have the chamber...
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Memoirs of the Legal, Literary, and Political Life of the Late the Right ...

William O'Regan - Lawyers - 1817 - 315 pages
...pleader, I should make a very idle display of profession, with very little information to those that I address, or benefit to those on whose behalf I have...arguments, and perches upon assertion, which it calls conclu[Here the Lord Chancellor moved to have the chamber cleared ; after some time the doors were...
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Memoirs of the legal, literary, and political life of ... John Philpot Curran

William O'Regan - 1817 - 315 pages
...heard. I am aware, nay lords, that truth is to be sought only by slow and painful progress ; I know 1: also that error is in its nature flippant and compendious,...arguments, and perches upon assertion, which it calls conclu- ' JV t >• • ...•.:.!.:' • . .' • [Here the Lord Chancellor moved to have the chamber...
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Recollections of Curran and Some of His Contemporaries

Charles Phillips - 1818 - 340 pages
...style of a pleader, I should make a very idle display — with very little information to those that I address, or benefit to those on whose behalf I have...arguments, and perches upon assertion, which it calls couclusion. Under the above description of Sir Constantine Phipps, it was apparent to the humblest...
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