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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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DeBow's Review ...: Agricultural, Commercial, Industrial Progress ..., Volume 2

Industries - 1855
...to the conscience of him who 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 this would bo! One chancellor has a long foot, another...
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The British Controversialist and Literary Magazine, Volumes 1-2

Great Britain - 1856
...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. — Selden. HUME'S PHILOSOPHY AND STYLE. THE...
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Laconics, Or The Best Words of the Best Authors

Aphorisms and apothegms - 1856
...foot 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. — Selden. CCLXXIV. It has been observed, that...
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The Puritan Commonwealth: An Historical Review of the Puritan Government in ...

Peter Oliver - Massachusetts - 1856 - 502 pages
...of the chancellor, and the conscience of the chancellor is as uncertain as the length of his foot. One chancellor has a long foot, another a short foot, a third an indifferent foot ; it is the same with their consciences. This quaint old sarcasm of a common lawyer might have been...
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A Collection of Overruled, Denied, and Doubted Decisions and Dicta, Both ...

Simon Greenleaf - Law reports, digests, etc - 1856 - 548 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; 'tis the same thing in the chancellor's conscience." Selden's Table Talk, tit....
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Chronological Tables: Comprehending the Chronology and ..., Volume 1, Part 1500

Chronology, Historical - 1857
...should make the standard for the measure a chancellor's foot. What an uncertain measure would this beI One chancellor has a long foot, another a short foot, a third an indifferent foot; 'tis the same thins with the chancellor's conscience." The whole theory, says Poison, of a court of...
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Excerpta e fragmentis [by J.B.].

John Bate (mechanician.) - 1857
...to the conscience of him that is chancellor, and as that is narrower or larger, 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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The Upper Canada Law Journal and Municipal and Local Courts' Gazette, Volume 4

Law - 1858
...for the measure that we call a foot — a chancellor's foot. What an uncertain measure, he exclaims, would this be ! One chancellor has a long foot, another a short foot, a third an indifferent foot, &o. It was, he said, the same thing of the chancellor's conscience. Such might have been equity at...
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The Institutions of the English Government: Being an Account of the ...

Homersham Cox - Administrative law - 1863 - 757 pages
...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. It is the same thing with the Chancellor's conscience " (b) . This reproach, if it were well founded...
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The Institutions of the English Government: Being an Account of the ...

Homersham Cox - Constitutional law - 1863 - 757 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 uncertain measure would this be 1 One Chancellor has a long foot, another...
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