Brightwell, C.L. Memorials of the Early Lives and Doings of Great Lawyers. Originally published: London: T. Nelson and Sons, 1866. 251 pp. Reprinted 2002 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584772361; ISBN-10: 1584772360. Hardcover. New. $65. * Includes sketches of Sir Thomas More, Sir Edward Coke, Sir Matthew Hale, Lord-Keeper Guildford, Chief Justice Holt, Lord Mansfield, Sir J. Eardley Wilmot, Sir William Blackstone, Lord Erskine, Lord Ellenborough, Lord Eldon, Sir Samuel Romilly and Lord Tenterden. The argument of this charming collection of biographical sketches is outlined in its preface: "In this little volume will be found a series of short biographical notices of some of our most renowned English lawyers, having reference principally to the earlier period of their lives, and occasionally detailing a few of their more remarkable 'sayings and doings.' (...) This work, designed as a school-prize book, will, it is hoped, stir the mind of many a youth to emulate the worthy example and tread in the footsteps of the eminent men who have from age to age filled the highest places in our Courts of Juridicature, and who are among the greatest benefactors and brightest ornaments of our nation." Preface.
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