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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,... "
Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ... - Page 370
by George Burnett - 1807
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Table Talk: Being the Discourses of John Selden

John Selden - 1689 - 167 pages
...thing : for Law we Equity 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...as if they should make the Standard for the measure we call a Foot, a Chancellor's Foot ; what an uncertain Measure would be this. One Chancellor has a...
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Table Talk: Being the Discourses of John Selden, Esq., Or His Sense of ...

John Selden - 1786 - 163 pages
...roguish thing ; for law v have a measure, know.whstto trust to; eqliity is according to the conscience of him that is chancellor; and as that is larger or narrower;, so is equity. It is .all one as i they should make the standard for the measure, aichanr cellor's 'foot ; 'whac...
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Table Talk: Being the Discourses

John Selden - 1786 - 163 pages
...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. It is all one as if they should, make the standard for the measure, a chancellor's foot ; what an uncertain...
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Seldeniana, Or, The Table-talk of John Selden, Esq;: Being His Sense of ...

John Selden - 1798 - 136 pages
...Roguifh thing ; for Law we have a Aleafure, know what to truft to, Equity is according to dte Confcience of him that is Chancellor, and as that is larger or narrower, fo is Equity. 'Tis all one as if they fhould make his Foot the Standard for the Mcafttre, we call a...
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The School for Fashion

Ann Thicknesse - 1800 - 286 pages
...the law we have mea" fure, and know what to truft to ; but " Equity is according to the confcience " of him that is Chancellor ; and as that " is larger or narrower, fo is Equity. It " is all one as if they fhould make the " ftandard of meafure, a Chancellor's " foot...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England,: In Four Books, Volume 3

William Blackstone - 1800
...truth. " For Ian, we have a meafure, and know what to truft to: cyxity is according to theconfcience of him that is chancellor ; and, as that is larger or narrower, fo is equity. "Tisallone, as if they fliould make the (landard for the mcafure a chancellor's foo"....
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ...

George Burnett - 1807
...roguish thing. For law we have a measure, we know what to trust to; equity is according to the conscience of him that is chancellor, and as that is larger or...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...
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Journal of a Tour and Residence in Great Britain, During the Years ..., Volume 1

Louis Simond - 1815
...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. It is all one as if they should make the standard for measure a chancellor's foot. What an uncertain...
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An Historical View of the English Government: From the Settlement ..., Volume 2

John Millar - 1818
...as if they " 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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The Table Talk of John Selden

John Selden - 1818 - 180 pages
...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. It is all one as if they should make the standard for the measure, we call a foot, a chancellor's foot,...
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