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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: Being the Discourses - Page 45
by John Selden - 1786 - 163 pages
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Table-talk: the discourses of J. Selden [ed. by R. Milward.].

John Selden - 1689 - 167 pages
...to Law, sometimes according to^the Rule of Court. 2. Equity is a Roguish thing : for Law we Equity have a measure, know what to trust to ; Equity 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 we call a Foot, a Chancellor's Foot...
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Table Talk: Being the Discourses of John Selden, Esq., Or His Sense of ...

John Selden - 1786 - 163 pages
...court. ' II. Equity is a roguish thing ; for law v have a measure, know.whstto trust to; eqliity is according to the conscience of him that is chancellor;...larger or narrower;, so is equity. It is .all one as i they should make the standard for the measure, aichanr cellor's 'foot ; 'whac an uncertain! me^suae...
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Seldeniana, Or, The Table-talk of John Selden, Esq;: Being His Sense of ...

John Selden - 1798 - 136 pages
...Roguifh thing ; for Law we have a Aleafure, know what to truft to, Equity is according to dte Confcience of him that is Chancellor, and as that is larger or narrower, fo is Equity. 'Tis all one as if they fhould make his Foot the Standard for the Mcafttre, we call a...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England,: In Four Books, Volume 3

William Blackstone - 1800
...truth. " For Ian, we have a meafure, and know what to truft to: cyxity is according to theconfcience of him that is chancellor ; and, as that is larger or narrower, fo is equity. "Tisallone, as if they fliould make the (landard for the mcafure a chancellor's foo"....
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The School for Fashion: In Two Volumes

Ann Thicknesse - 1800 - 286 pages
...the law we have mea" fure, and know what to truft to ; but " Equity is according to the confcience " of him that is Chancellor ; and as that " is larger or narrower, fo is Equity. It " is all one as if they fhould make the " ftandard of meafure, a Chancellor's " foot...
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The Works of the Honourable James Wilson, L.L.D., Late One of the Associate ...

James Wilson - 1804
...considered and acted as possessing a power, altogether discretionary. " Equity," says Mr. Selden,q "is a roguish thing. For law we have a measure : know...Equity is according to the conscience of him that is chancellor,1 and as that is larger or narrower, so is equity. It is all one as if they should make...
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Specimens of English prose-writers, from the earliest times to the ..., Volume 2

George Burnett - 1807
...sometimes according to the rule of court. 2. Equity is a roguish thing. For law we have a measure, we know what to trust to; equity is according to the...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...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ...

George Burnett - 1807
...sometimes according to the rule of court. 2. Equity is a roguish thing. For law we have a measure, we know what to trust to; equity is according to the...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...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the ..., Volume 2

George Burnett - 1807
...thing. For law we have a measure, we know what to trust to; equity i 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...
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Journal of a tour and residence in Great Britain, during ... 1810 and 1811 ...

Louis Simond - 1815
...the injustice of other courts, and supplying their defects. The learned and witty Selden says, that " Equity is a roguish thing ; for law we have a measure,—...Equity is according to the conscience of him that is on written proofs and documents, and not carried on in public. I have certainly nothing to say chancellor...
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