Lives of Sir Matthew Hale and John Earl of Rochester by Gilbert BurnetLives of Sir Matthew Hale and John Earl of Rochester by Gilbert Burnet

Lives of Sir Matthew Hale and John Earl of Rochester

byGilbert Burnet

Paperback | January 18, 2012

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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. 1829. Excerpt: ... virtues which are necessary to all men, and at all times, there were two things that chiefly preserved Atticus; the one was his engaging in no faction, and meddling in no public business; the other was his constant favouring and relieving those that were lowest, which was ascribed by such as prevailed to the generosity of his temper, and procured him much kindness from those on whom he had exercised his bounty, when it came to their turn to govern; he resolved to guide himself by those rules as much as was possible for him to do. He not only avoided all public employment, but the very talking of news, and was always both favourable and charitable to those who were depressed, and was sure never to provoke any in particular, by censuring or reflecting on their actions; for many that have conversed much with him, have told me they never heard him once speak ill of any person. He was employed in his practice by all the king's party: he was assigned counsel to the Earl of Strafford, and Archbishop Laud, and afterwards to the blessed King himself, when brought to the infamous pageantry of a mocktrial, and offered to plead for him with all the courage that so glorious a cause ought to have inspired him with, but was not suffered to appear, because, the King refusing, as he had good reason, to submit to the court, it was pretended none could be admitted to speak for him. He was also counsel for the Duke of Hamilton, the Earl of Holland, and the Lord Capel: his plea for the former of these I have published in the memoirs of that duke's life. Afterwards also being counsel for the Lord Craven, he pleaded with that force of argument, that the then attorney-general threatened him for appearing against the government: to whom he answered, he was pleading in defence of ...
Title:Lives of Sir Matthew Hale and John Earl of RochesterFormat:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:January 18, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217504663

ISBN - 13:9780217504669