The Bench and Bar of Wisconsin: History and Biography, with Portrait Illustrations (Classic Reprint)

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Fb&c Limited, Aug 11, 2018 - 606 pages
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The education of the lawyer should include a thorough culture in literature as well as law. The broader the scope of his studies and the ampler his resources, the more certain is he, other things being equal, to achieve eminence in his profession. Rarely is a cause of so little con sequence tried that the lawyer will not find an advantage in being able to draw illustration and incident, and it may be anecdote, from a well furnished storehouse. Addressing a jury in a court in Maine, the famous John Holmes surprised and delighted all who heard him with a lucid description of the mechanism of a clock; he captured jury as well as spectators and won his case.

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