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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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Hunt's Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review, Volume 20

Freeman Hunt - Commerce - 1849
...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 Chancellor's foot. What an uncertain measure' would this be ! One Chancellor has a long foot ;...
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The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review, Volume 20

Commerce - 1849
...according to the conscience of him that is Chancellor, and as that is larger or narrower, so is equity. Tie all one, as if they should make the standard for the measure the Chancellor's foot. What an uncertain measure would this be ! One Chancellor has a long foot ; another,...
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The Lives of the Lords Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England ...

John Campbell Baron Campbell - Great Britain - 1851
...to the conscience of him who ig 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"—Table Talk. % " The discretion of a judge...
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The Irish Quarterly Review, Volume 6, Part 1

Ireland - 1856
...is larger or narrower, so is Equity. "Pis all one as if they should make the standard of the measure a Chancellor's foot. What an uncertain measure would...another a short foot, a third an indifferent foot. 'Tis the same thing with the Chancellor's conscience." f It is wonderful wh-it strange notions of Equity...
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The Standard Library Cyclopaedia of Political, Constitutional ..., Volume 2

Economics - 1853
...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." This uncertainty has however long ceased in...
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Commentaries on Equity Jurisprudence: As Administered in England ..., Volume 1

Joseph Story - Equity - 1853 - 712 pages
...Mitford, Plead. Eq. p. 4, note (b). See Heineccius De Edictis Praetorum, Lib. 1, cap. 6, 13, 30. sure would this be ? One Chancellor has a long foot ; another a short foot ; a third an indifferent foot. It is the same thing with the Chancellor's conscience." ' And notions of this sort were, in former...
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The World's Laconics: Or, The Best Thoughts of the Best Authors

Tryon Edwards - Quotations, English - 1853 - 432 pages
...the standard for the measure, we call a chancellor's foot — what an uncertain measure this would be ! One chancellor has a long foot, another a short foot, a third an indifferent foot ; 'tis the same thing in the chancellor's conscience. — Sclden. CHANGES. — If a great change is...
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The English Constitution

Eduard Fischel - Constitutional law - 1853 - 592 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 measure a chancellor's foot. What an un* Quoerendus Regni tibi Cancellarius communalem legem regni nostri Angliee,...
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Institutes of American Law, Volume 4

John Bouvier - Law - 1854
...larger or narrower, so is equity. "Tis all one, as if they should make a standard for the measure, the chancellor's foot. What an uncertain measure would...another, a short foot ; a third, an indifferent foot. It is the same thing with the chancellor's conscience, "(b) In modern times, however, courts of equity...
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Reports of Cases Determined in the Court of Chancery, and in the ..., Volume 4

New Jersey. Court of Chancery - Equity - 1854
...to the conscience of him thatjs 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 Chancellor's foot. What an uncertain measure would this be ? One Chancellor has a long foot—another...
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