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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... "
The Schoolmaster, and Edinburgh Weekly Magazine - Page 298
1832
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Table-talk: the discourses of J. Selden [ed. by R. Milward.].

John Selden - Religion and state - 1689 - 167 pages
...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...Chancellor's Foot ; what an uncertain Measure would be this. One Chancellor has a long Foot, another a short Foot, a Third an indifferent Foot : 'Tis the...
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Table Talk: Being the Discourses

John Selden - Table-talk - 1786 - 163 pages
...to the conscience of him that is chancellor; and as that is larger or narrower, so is equity. It is all one as if they should, make the standard for the measure, a chancellor's foot ; what an uncertain measure this be ? One chancellor hns a long •foot,, another...
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The Works of the Honourable James Wilson, L.L.D., Late One of the Associate ...

James Wilson - Law - 1804
...that is larger or narrower, so is equity. It is all one as if they should make the standard of measure a chancellor's foot. What an uncertain measure would...another, a short foot ; a third, an indifferent foot. 'Tis the same thing in the chancellor's conscience." Similar, though not expressed, perhaps, in a similar...
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Specimens of English prose-writers, from the earliest times to the ..., Volume 2

George Burnett - 1807
...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, a chancellor's foot. What an uncertain measure would this be! One chancellor has a long foot, another...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ...

George Burnett - Authors, English - 1807
...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, a chancellor's foot. AVhat an uncertain measure would this be! One chancellor has a long foot, another...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the ..., Volume 2

George Burnett - Authors, English - 1807
...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 measure would this be! One chancellor has a long foot, another...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ...

George Burnett - Authors, English - 1813
...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 measure would...another a short foot, a third an indifferent foot; Tis the same thing in the chancellor's conscience. 3. That saying, Do as you -would -It done to, is...
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Journal of a tour and residence in Great Britain, during ... 1810 and 1811 ...

Louis Simond - 1815
...is larger or narrower, so is equi'ty. It is all one as if they should make the standard for measure a chancellor's foot. What an uncertain measure would...another a short foot; a third an indifferent foot : 'tis the same thing in the chancellor's conscience !" Blackstone, on the contrary, says, " That the...
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Journal of a Tour and Residence in Great Britain, During the Years ..., Volume 1

Louis Simond - Great Britain - 1815
...if they should make the standard for measure a chancellor's foot. What an uncertain measure wotild this be ! One chancellor has a long foot ; another...short foot ; a third an indifferent foot : 'tie the same thing in the chancellor's conscience !" Blackstone, on the contrary, says, " That the Court of...
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The Table Talk of John Selden

John Selden - Religion and state - 1818 - 180 pages
...to the conscience of him that is chancellor, and as that is larger or narrower, so is equity. It is all one as if they should make the standard for the...another a short foot, a third an indifferent foot: it is the same thing in the chancellor's conscience. 3. That saying, Do as you would be done to, is...
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