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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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Seldeniana, or The table-talk of John Selden

John Selden - 1818
...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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An Historical View of the English Government: From the Settlement ..., Volume 2

John Millar - Constitutional history - 1818
...as if they " should make the standard for measure a " chancellor's foot. What an uncertain mea" sure would this be! One chancellor has a " long foot; another a short foot; a third, an " indifterent foot. Tis the same thing in the " chancellor's conscience*." The ingenious and acute...
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Essays, Moral and Entertaining

Edward Hyde Earl of Clarendon - English essays - 1819 - 166 pages
...to the conscience of him that is chancellor, and as that is larger nr 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,"...
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Criticisms on the Bar: Including Strictures on the Principal Counsel ...

John Payne Collier - Law - 1819 - 308 pages
...that is larger or narrower, so is Equity. 'Tis 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." — Most likely, Lord Eldon has this sentence,...
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The British Prose Writers: Sheldon's table talk. Sir W. Blackstone's ...

British prose literature - 1821
...to the conscience of him that is chancellor, aud as that is larger or narrower, so is equity. It is all one as if they should make the standard for the...an uncertain measure would this be ! One chancellor bas a long foot, another a short foot, a third an indifferent foot : it is the same thing in the chancellor's...
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Selden's table talk

John Selden - 1821
...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 we call a foot, a chancellor's foot ; whatau uncertain measure would this be ! One chancellor has a long foot, another a short foot, a...
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Memoirs of the Court of King James the First, Volume 2

Lucy Aikin - Great Britain - 1822
...conscience of him that is chancellor, and as that is larger or narrower, so is equity. It is all one as they should make the standard for the measure we call...another a short foot, a third an indifferent foot; it is the same thing in the chancellor's conscience." When this high court of judicature, from which,...
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Memoirs of the Court of King James the First, Volume 2

Lucy Aikin - Great Britain - 1822 - 413 pages
...conscience of him that is chancellor, and as that is larger or narrower, so is equity. It is all one as they should make the standard for the measure we call...foot, another a short foot, a third an indifferent fopt; it is the same thing in the chancellor's conscience.'}' When this high court of judicature, from...
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Memoirs of the Court of King James the First, Volume 2

Lucy Aikin - Great Britain - 1822
...larger or narrower, so is equity. It is all one as they should make the standard for the measure iwe call a foot, a chancellor's foot ; what an uncertain...another a short foot, a third an indifferent foot; it is the same thing in the chancellor's conscience." When this high court of judicature, from which,...
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The Parliamentary Debates, Volume 13

Great Britain. Parliament - Great Britain - 1826
...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." Now, if this was a fair description of the foundation...
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