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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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Foliorum centuriae, selections for translation into Latin and Greek prose ...

Hubert Ashton Holden - 1864
...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...another a short Foot, a third an indifferent Foot : ' Tis the same thing in the Chancellor's Conscience. That saying, Do as you would be done to, is...
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Calcutta Review, Volume 43

India - 1866
...to the conscience ot him who 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 ' & chancellor's foot.' What an uncertain measure this ' would be. One chancellor has a long foot ;...
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The Calcutta Review Volume XLIII

R.C. Lepage - 1866
...to the conscience of him who 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 afoot ' a chancellor's foot.' What an uncertain measure this ' would be. One chancellor has a long...
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Commentaries on Equity Jurisprudence, as Administered in England ..., Volume 1

Joseph Story - Equity - 1866
...the conscience of him that is chancellor ; and as that is larger, or narrower, so is equity. 'T is 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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A Treasury of Table Talk

Treasury - 1868 - 128 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. Seldcn. RUINED BY GOOD FORTUNE. " The fact is,...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1874 - 778 pages
...to the conscience of him that is Chancellor, and as that is larger or narrower, so is equity. 'T is all one as if they should make the standard for the...another a short foot, a third an indifferent foot. 'T is the same in the Chancellor's conscience. Table Talh. Equity. Old friends are best. King James...
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Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of ..., Volume 1

John Campbell Baron Campbell - Great Britain - 1874 - 70 pages
...to the conscience of him who 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...uncertain measure would this be? One chancellor has along foot ; another a short foot ; a third, an indifferent foot : it is the same thing in the chancellor's...
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The Central Law Journal, Volume 90

Law - 1920
...they should make the standard of the measure we call a foot ; what an uncertain measure this would be. One chancellor has a long foot, another a short foot, a third an indifferent foot; it is the same thing in the chancellor's conscience."8 One of the early resolves of the Little Parliament,...
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Familiar Quotations ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1875 - 864 pages
...to the conscience of him that is Chancellor, and as that is larger or narrower, so is equity. T is all one as if they should make the standard for the...another a short foot, a third an indifferent foot. T is the same in the Chancellor's conscience. Table Talk. Equity. Old friends are best. King James...
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The Great Land Question: Being a Verbatim Transcript of the Correspondence ...

Christopher Cavanagh - Conveyancing - 1875 - 207 pages
...creed. It was said by Selden the chancery conscience varies with the size of the chancellor's foot. " One chancellor has a long foot, another a short foot, a third an indifferent foot. 'Tis the same in the chancellor's conscience" (Table Talk). Well that was bad enough ; but it is ten...
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