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1. The root of the engraved Tree exhibits

£. $. d. a diversity of suits and actions for

Brought forward.. 1 1 8 the remedy of different wrongs.

Copy thereof to keep..

0 2 0 Instructions to foreman.

0 6 8 2. The trunk shows the growth of a suit, Difficulty arising as to proceedings, stage by stage, until its conclusion.

attending him in consultation 0 6 8

4 18 6 3. The branches from each stage show Paid fees to woollen-draper

6 8 the proceedings of the plaintiff on Attending bim thereon one side, and the proceedings of the

Perusing his receipt

............0 3 defendant on the other.

Attending to file same .......... 0 3
Filing .....

0 1 4. The leaves of each branch show certain Attending button-maker, instructing collateral proceedings whereby the

him .....

0 6 8 suit is either advanced or suspended. Paid his charges...

2 190

Having received summons to pro5. Supposing the form of action suitable

ceed, perusing and considering to the case, and no stay of proceed

0 6 8 ings, the suit grows, on the “sure Drawing consent, and copy to keep 0 and firm set earth" of the law, into a Postage ...

0 1 6 “ goodly tree," and, attaining to Copy order thereon and entering 0 3 0 execution against either the plaintiff Appointing consultation as to further or the defendant, terminates in con

proceedings, and attending same 0 13 4 suming fire.

Foreman having filed a demurrer,

preparing argument against same 0 6 8 A few whimsical miscellanies are subo

Attending long argument on demur

rer, when same overruled 0 10 0 joined, not derogatory from the import- Perusing foreman's plea

0 ance or necessity of legislation, but Excepting to same ...........

0 6 8 amusingly illustrative of legal practice in Entering exceptions

0 3 4 the sinuosities it has acquired during suc- Perusing notice of motion to remove cessive stages of desuetude and change. suit, and preparing valid objecThose only who know the law are ac

tions to lay before you

0 10 0 quainted with the modes by which nume- Same being overruled, consent thererous deformities in its application have

to, on undertaking ...... 0 6 8 originated, or the means by which they

Expenses on removal of suit-paid may be remedied; while all who expe- Writing you my extreme dissatisfac,

by you at the time....

0 0 0 rience that application are astonished at

tion on finding the suit removed its expensiveness, and complain of it with

into the King's Bench, and that

I should move the court, when A legal practitioner is said to have de- you promised to obtain a Rule as livered a bill containing several charges soon as term commenced, and of unmerciful appearance, to a client, who

attend me thereon

0 10 0 was a tailor; and the tailor, who had Conferring with you, in presence of made a suit of clothes for his professional your attendant, at my house, on adviser, is said to have sent him the fol

the first day of term, when you lowing bill by way of set-off.

succeeded in satisfying me that
you were a Gent. one, &c, and an

honourable man, and expressed
Dr. to Samuel SMART.

great dissatisfaction at the pro

ceedings had with the suit while

£. 8. d. out of my hands; receiving your Attending you, in conference, con

instructions to demand of your cerning your proposed Suit, con

Uncle that same should return to ferring thereon when you could

me, on my paying him a lien he not finally determine..........

...0 6 8 claimed thereon, and received Attending you again thereon, when

from you his debenture for that found you prepared, and taking


0 13 4 measures accordingly........ 0 6 8 Perusing same, and attending him Entering .....

0 3 4 in St. George's-fields therewith Instructions and warrant to woollen

and thereon...

0 10 0 draper.....

0 5 0 Paid him, principal and interest 2 10 4 Carried forward....£l 1 8

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£. 8.

d. Brought forward. ... 18 18 0

Brought forward.rii 39 6 10 In consideration of circumstances,

half, at 38. 4d. per hour.very. no charge for receiving suit back 0 0 0 moderate.

17 ( 10 Perusicg letter unexpectedly re

Coach bire there and back

0 18 0 ceived from you, dated from your

Attending you to acquaint you with own house, respecting short notice

particulars in general, and con. of trial

0 6 8 cerning settlement particularly.. O 6 8 Attending you thereon 0 6 8 Instructions for receipt

0 3 4 Attending at Westminster several

Drawing receipt..

Q5 0 mornings to try the suit, when at

Vacation fee

10 last got same on.... 2 2 0 Refreshing fee

0 13 4 Paid fees...

0 12 0 Perusing receipt, and amending same 0 6 8 Fee to porter 5 O Fair copy to keep

0 2 6 It being determined that the suit

Engrossing on stamp

0 2 6 should be put into a special case,

Paid duty and paper

0 31 drawing special instructions to

Fee on ending

2 2 0 Boxmaker for same 0 13 4 Letters and messengers ,

0 10 0 Attending him therewith and thereon 0 6 8 Paid him his fee for special case 2 2 0

£63 09 Paid his clerk's fee

0 2 5 To numerous, various, and a great Considering case, as settled . 0 6 8

variety of divers, and very many Attending foreman for his consent

letters, messages, and attendances to same, when he promised to

to, from, on, and upon, you and determine shortly

.....0 6 6

your agents and others, pending a Attending him again thereon to ob

negotiation for settlement, far viate his objections, and obtained

too numerous to be mentioned; his consent with difficulty...

0 6 8

and an infinite deal of trouble, too Drawing bill of costs. ............ 0 15 0

troublesome to trouble you with, Fair copy for Mr.

to peruse and settle .....

or to be expressed ; without more 0 76

and further trouble, but which Attending him therewith

Q 6 8

you must, or can, or shall, or Fee to him settling


may know, or be informed of Attending him for same.

0 6 8

what you please. .•'. Perusing and considering same, as settled... 0 6 8

£ Attending Mr.

again 'suggesting amendments

"O 6 8 Fee to bim on amending

5 0

· Iten in a Bill of Costs Perusing same as amended 0 6 8 Attending A in conference concerning Fair copy, with amendments, to keep 0 ? 6 the best mode to indemnify B against C's Entering ...

05 O demand for damages, in consequence of Fair copy for service ......


6 bis driving D's cart against E's house, Thirty-eight various attendances to

and thereby breaking the window of a

6 6 8 Service thereof

6 8

room occupied by F's family, and cutting Drawing memorandum of service .. 0 5 0 the head of G, one of his children, which Attending to enter same.. ŏ , the surgeon, had pronounced danEntering same

0 2 6 gerous, and advising on the steps necesAttending you concerning same o 5 g sary for such indemnity. Attending Accepted service of order to attend

I accordingly thereon, who said he could at the theatre, and gave consent. 0 6 8 do nothing without the concurrence of his Retaining fee at box-office

0 1 O brother J, who was 'on a visit to his Service of order on box-keeper 0 6 8 friend K, but who afterwards consented Self and wife, with six children,

thereto, upon having a counter-indemnity two of her cousins, her brother,

from L. Taking instructions for, and and his son, two of my brothers, my sister-in-law, three nephews,

writing the letter accordingly, but he

refused to accede thereto, in consequence four nieces, each attending for four hours and a half to see the

of misconduct in some of the parties Road to Ruin, and the Beggars'

towards his distant relation M, because Opera, eighty-five hours and a he had arrested N, who being in custody

of O, the officer, at P's house, was unable Carried forward....£395 10 to prevail upon 9 and R to become bail.

Attending in consequence upon S, the

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sheriff, when he said, if he received an tice. But not so if there had been no undertaking to give a bail-bond at the discourse of his justice.-1 Vin. Ab. 446. return of the writ, the defendant should Adjudged, that the death of a parson be discharged. Attending T for under- is a non-residency, within 13 Eliz. c. 20, taking accordingly, conferring, thereou; so as to avoid his leases. Mott v. Hales, but he declined interfering without the Crok. Eliz. 123. concurrence of V, to whom he was largely Eden and Whalley's case :-“ One indebted, in whose hands he had lodged Eden confessed himself guilty of multipliseveral title-deeds as a collateral security, cation, and that he had practised the and who, it appeared, had sent the deeds making of quintessence, and the philosoto his attorney U, for the purpose of pre- pher's stone, by which all metals might paring a mortgage to w, in trust, for se- be turned into gold and silver ; and also curing his demand, and also of a debt due accused Whalley, now a prisoner in the to X. Attending afterwards on A's Tower, of urging and procuring him to clerk Y, communicating the result of our practise this art; and that Whalley had numerous applications, and conferring laid out money in red wine and other with him thereon, when he at length in- things necessary for the said art. And, formed me that Ź had settled the busi- because this offence is only felony, Eden,

the principal, was pardoned by the geLegal Recreations.

neral pardon; but Whalley, who was

but accessary in this case, was “ To him that goes to iaw, nine things cepted as one of those who were in the are requisite: 1. A good deal of money- Tower. The question was moved, whe2. A good deal of patience--3. A good ther Whalley should be discharged ;cause 4. A good attorney — 5. Good Quære, the statute of 5 Hen. IV. 4, counsel — 6. Good evidence—7. A good which enacts, that none should use to jury—8. A good judge—and lastly, good multiply gold or silver, nor use the craft luck." “ Reason is the life of the law, nay, do, that'he incur the pain of felony in

of multiplication; and if any the same the common law itself is nothing else but this case.'-Quære- Whether there can

be any accessary in this new felony ?

1 Dyer, 87, 6, Easter Term, 7 Ed. VI. If a man says of a counsellor of law, This statute was repealed by the stat. of Thou art a daffa-down-dilly, an action 1 Will. & Mary." lies. So adjudged in Scaccario, and In the case of monopolized cards, there agreed per totam curiam.--1 Vin. Abb. was cited a commission in the time of 445.

Henry V. directed to three friars and two He hath no more law than Mr. C.'s bull. aldermen of London, to inquire whether These words being spoken of an attorney, the philosopher's stone was feasible, who the court inclined that they were action- returned it was, and upon this a patent able, and that the plaintiff should have was made out for them to make it judgment, though it was objected that the Moore, 675; Dancey's case plaintiff had not declared that C. had a bull.—Siderfin, 327, pl. 8.


According to the Asiatic Researches, a 19 Car. II. Baker v. Morfue. The chief

very curious mode of trying the title of justice was of opinion, that if C. had no bull, the scandal was the greater. And holes are dug in the disputed spot, in

land is practised in Hindostan :-Two it was pronounced per curiam in the same

each of which the plaintiff and defendant's case, that to say of a lawyer, that he has lawyers put one of their legs, and remain no more law than a goose, has been ad- there until one of them is tired, or comjudged actionable. -Sid. 127, pl. 8.- plains of being stung by the insects, in There is quære added as to the saying, which case his client is defeated. In this He hath no more law than the man in the country it is the client, and not the lawyer, moon (Ib. 2 Kib. 209); the law, doubt- who puts his foot into it. less, conteroplating the possibility of there being a man in the moon, and of his being a good lawyer.

Professional practice is frequently the My lord chief baron cannot hear of subject of theatrical exhibition. “Giovanni one ear, adjudged actionable, there being in London” has a scene before going to a colloquium of his administration of jus- trial, with the following



the heathens; and it is observed by Fi Lawyer, Second Lawyer, Giovanni.

Brand, that on Shrove Monday it was a

custom with the boys at Eton to write dir" Soldier, gave me une Pound."

verses concerning Bacchus, in all kinds First Lawyer.

of metre, which were affixed to the colGiovanni, give me one pound.

lege doors, and that Bacchus' verses Second Lawyer.

" are still written and put up on this day." Giovanni, give me two.

The Eton practice is doubtless a remnant First Lawyer.

of the catholic custom.
Trial it comes on to-day;
Second Lawyer.

And nothing we can do.

Yellow Crocus. Crocus Mæsiacus.
First Lawyer.

Dedicated to St. Valentine
You must give a fee,
Both to me--
Second Lawyer.

February 15.
And me.

Sts. Faustinus and Jovita, A. D. 121.
Both Lawyers.

St. Sigefride, or Sigfrid, of Sweden, Bp.
For, oh! the law's a mill

A. D. 1002.
that without grist will never go.

Lawyer, there is one pound;

It is communicated to the Every-Day
(to second Lawyer)
Lawyer, there are two ;

Book by a correspondent, Mr. R. N. B-,

that at Hoddesdon in Hertfordshire, the (to first Lawyer)

old curfew-bell, which was anciently And now I am without a pound, Thanks to the law and you.

rung in that town for the extinction and For, oh! I feel the law

relighting of “all fire and candle light" Has clapp'd on me its paw;

still exists, and has from time immemorial And, oh! the law's a mill

been regularly rang on the morning of that without grist will never go. Shrove Tuesday at four o'clock, after

which hour the inhabitants are at liberty

to make and eat pancakes, until the bell Collop Monday. rings again at eight o'clock at night. He

says, that this custom is observed so The Monday before Shrove Tuesday is so called because it was the last day of closely, that after that hour not a pancake

remains in the town. flesh-eating before Lent, and our ancestors cut their fresh meat into collops, or steaks,

The CURFEW. for salting or hanging up till Lent was I hear the far-off curfew sound, sver; and hence, in many places, it is Over some wide-water'd shore, still a custom to have eggs and collops, Swinging slow with sullen roar. or slices of bacon, at dinner on this day.

Milton. The Rev. Mr. Bowles communicates to That the curfew-bell came in with Wilhis friend Mr. Brand, that the boys in the liam the Conqueror is a common, but Deighbourhood of Salisbury go about be- erroneous, supposition. It is true, that fore Shrove-tide singing these lines :

by one of his laws he ordered the people Shrove-ride is nigh at hand,

to put out their fires and lights, and go to And I am come a shroving ;

bed, at the eight-o'clock curfew-bell; but Pray, dame, something,

Henry says, in his “ History of Great BriAn apple or a dumpling,

tain," that there is sufficient evidence of Or a piece of Truckle cheese the curfew having prevailed in different of your own making,

parts of Europe at that period, as a preOr a piece of pancake.

caution against fires, which were frequent Polydore Virgil affirms of this season and fatal, when so many houses were and its delicacies, that it sprung from the built of wood. It is related too, in feasts of Bacchus, which were celebrated Peshall's “ History of Oxford,” that Alfred in Rome with rejoicings and festivity at the Great ordered the inhabitants of that the same period. This, therefore, is an- city to cover their fires on the ringing of other adoption of the Romish church from the bell at Carfax every night at eighi

o'clock; “ which custom is observed to Francis Grose, the well remembered anthis day, and the bell as constantly rings tiquary, in the “ Antiquarian Repertory" at eight as. Great Tom tolls, at nine." (vol. i.) published by Mr. Ed. Jeffery. Mr. Wherever the curfew is now rung in Grose enclosed a letter from the Rev. F. England, it is usually at' four in the Gostling, author of the “Walk through morning, and eight in the evening, as at Canterbury," with a drawing of the utenHoddesdon on Shrove Tuesday, ' sil, from which an engraving is made in

that work, and which is given here on Concerning the curfew, or their account of its singularity. No other restrument used to cover the fire, there is presentation of the curfew exists. a communication from the late Mr.

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CSPA dd to “This utensil," says the Antiquarian tiquities" says, "an instrument of copper Repertory,“ is called a curfew, or couvre- presumed to have been made for covering feu, from its use, which is that of sud- the ashes, but of uncertain nse, is endenly putting out a fire: the method of graved.” It is in one of Mr. F.'s plates. applying it was thus ;-the wood and On T. Row's remark, who is also faceembers were raked as close as possible to tious on the subject, it may be observed, the back of the hearth, and then the cur- that his inclination to think there never few was put over them, the open part was any such implement, is so far from placed close to the back of the chimney; being warrantable, if the fact be even corby this contrivance, the air being almost rect, that it has not been mentioned by totally excluded, the fire was of course any ancient writer, that the fair inference extinguished. This curfew is of copper, is the converse of T. Row's inclination. rivetted together, as solder would have Had he consulted "Johnson's Dictionary," been liable to melt with the heat. It is he would have found the curfew itself 10 inches high, 16 inches wide, and 9 explained as "a cover for a fire; a fireinches deep: The Rev. Mr. Gostling, to plate.-Bacon.So that if Johnson is whom it belongs, says it has been in his credible, and his citation of authorities is family for time immemorial, and was al unquestionable, Bacon, no very modern ways called the curfew. Some others of writer, is authority for the fact that there this kind are still remaining in Kent and was such an implement as the curfew. Sussex.” It is proper to add to this account, that T. Row, in the “ Gentleman's Magazine," because no mention is made“ of any

Football at Kingston. particular implement for extinguishing Mr. P., an obliging contributor, furthe fire in any writer,” is inclined to nishes the Every-Day Book with a letter think “there never was any such.” Mr. from a Friend, descriptive of a custom on Fosbroke in the “ Encyclopædia of An- this day in the vicinity of London.

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