A Memoir Of The Right Hon. William Page Wood, Baron Hatherley (volume 2); With Selections From His Correspondence by William Richard Wood StephensA Memoir Of The Right Hon. William Page Wood, Baron Hatherley (volume 2); With Selections From His Correspondence by William Richard Wood Stephens

A Memoir Of The Right Hon. William Page Wood, Baron Hatherley (volume 2); With Selections From His…

byWilliam Richard Wood Stephens

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV. Offer of the Lord Chancellorship--His unwillingness to accept--Thenew Ministry--Speech at Fishmongers' Hall--Congratulatory addresses--Speech on second reading of Irish Church Bill--Speech on July 20, 1860--Law Reforms--Appointment of Sir R. Collier--Speech in defence of it--Ecclesiastical judgments--The Purchas and Bennett cases--Failure of sight--Resigns--Gradual retirement from public life--Death of Dr. Hook--Death of Lady Hatherley--Illness and death of Lord Hatherley--Remarks on his character. The new Lord Justice had now reached the highest position for which he seemed to be destined. From the day on which he had accepted the office of Vice-Chancellor in preference to that of Solicitor-General, he had dismissed from his mind any ambition which he might ever have entertained of rising to the most exalted post attainable in his profession. By the choice which he then made he had deliberately put himself outside the ordinary line of promotion. The. Attorney-General, unless he should happen to labour under some peculiar disqualification, most naturally succeeds to the office of Lord Chancellor when it becomes vacant. And in the year 1868, in the event of a change of Ministry, one who had been Attorney-General under the last Liberal Government, Sir Eoundell Palmer, was pre-eminently fitted, by his high moral character and his reputation as a lawyer and a Parliamentary debater, for elevation to the woolsack. The circumstances, however, under which Mr. Gladstone acceded to power led to the office of Lord Chancellor being declined by the man who had an unquestionable right to it, and accepted by another who, though not inferior in ability and learning, had no expectation of receiving the offer, and no desire to accept it. On March 30, 1868, Mr. ...
Title:A Memoir Of The Right Hon. William Page Wood, Baron Hatherley (volume 2); With Selections From His…Format:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217426875

ISBN - 13:9780217426879

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