The Reminiscences Of Sir Henry Hawkins, Baron Brampton (volume 1)

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byRichard Harris

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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. 1904. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII MY FIRST BRIEF I Now returned to the more commonplace and familiar scenes of Elm Court. Newmarket had been a great pleasure, but a greater was in store. No man at the Bar can forget the joy of his first brief--that wonderful oblong packet of white papers, tied with the mysterious pink tape, which his fourth share of the diminutive clerk brings him, marked with the important ' 1 gua.' I speak not to stall-fed juniors who have not to wait till their merits are discovered, and who know that whosoever may watch and wait and hope or despair, they shall have enough. All blessings go with them; I never envied them their heritage. They are born to briefs as the sparks fly upwards. I tell my experience to those who will understand and appreciate every word 1 say; to men who have to make their way in the world by their own exertions, and live on their own labour or die of disappointment. There is one consolation even for the wretched waiters on solicitors' favours, and that is, that the men who have never had to work their way seldom rise to eminence or to any position but respectable mediocrity. They never knew hope, and will never know what it 67 5--2 is to despair, or to nibble the short herbage of the common where poorer creatures browse. A father never looked on his firstborn with more pleasure than a barrister on his first brief. If the Tower guns were announcing the birth of an heir to the throne, he would not look up to ask, 'What is that V It was the turning-point of my life, for had there been no first brief pretty soon, I should have thought my kind relations' predictions were about to be verified. But I should never have returned home; there was still the stage left, on which I hoped to act my part. Strange to say, my first brief, like almo...

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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. 1904. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII MY FIRST BRIEF I Now returned to the more commonplace and familiar scenes of Elm Court. Newmarket had been a grea...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:84 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021763270X

ISBN - 13:9780217632706

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