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" ... 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 we call a foot... "
The Central Law Journal - Page 427
1920
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Table Talk: Being the Discourses of John Selden

John Selden - Religion and state - 1689 - 167 pages
...Standard for the measure we call a Foot, a Chancellor's Foot ; what an uncertain Measure would be this. One Chancellor has a long Foot, another a short Foot, a Third an indifferent Foot : 'Tis the same thing in the Chancellor's Conscience. 3. That saying, " Do as you would be done to,"...
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The Works of the Honourable James Wilson, L.L.D., Late One of the Associate ...

James Wilson - Law - 1804
...they should make the standard of measure a chancellor's foot. What an uncertain measure would this 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." Similar, though not expressed, perhaps, in a similar...
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Specimens of English prose-writers, from the earliest times to the ..., Volume 2

George Burnett - 1807
...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 a short foot, a third an indifferent . foot: Tis the same thing in the chancellor's conscience. 3. That saying, Do as you would be done to, is often...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ...

George Burnett - Authors, English - 1807
...should make the standard for the measure, a chancellor's foot. AVhat an uncertain measure would this 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. 3. That saying, Do as you would be done to, is...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the ..., Volume 2

George Burnett - English prose literature - 1807
...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 a short foot, a third an indifferent foot: Tis the same thing in the chancellor's conscience. 3. That saying, Do as you would be done to, is often...
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Journal of a tour and residence in Great Britain, during ... 1810 and 1811 ...

Louis Simond - 1815
...they should make the standard for measure a chancellor's foot. What an uncertain measure would this 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 !" Blackstone, on the contrary, says, " That the...
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Journal of a Tour and Residence in Great Britain: During the Years ..., Volume 1

Louis Simond - Great Britain - 1815
...they should make the standard for measure a chancellor's foot. What an uncertain measure would this 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 !" Blackstone, on the contrary, says, " That the...
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Seldeniana, or The table-talk of John Selden

John Selden - 1818
...standard for the measure, we call a foot, a chancellor's foot, what an uncertain measure would this be ? One chancellor has a long foot, another a short...indifferent foot: it is the same thing in the chancellor's conscience. 3. That saying, Do as you would be done to, is often misunderstood, for it is not thus...
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The Table Talk of John Selden

John Selden - Religion and state - 1818 - 180 pages
...standard for the measure, we call a foot, a chancellor's foot, what an uncertain measure would this be ? One chancellor has a long foot, another a short...indifferent foot: it is the same thing in the chancellor's conscience. 3. That saying, Do as you would be done to, is often misunderstood, for it is not thus...
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An Historical View of the English Government: From the Settlement ..., Volume 2

John Millar - Constitutional history - 1818
...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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