A Witty Homage to the Working Lawyer's Life Hoeflich, M. H. Notes from the Commonplace Book of a Legal Antiquarian. Clark, New Jersey: Talbot Publishing, November 2021. xii, 38 pp. ISBN-13: 9781616196622. ISBN-10: 1616196629. Paperback. New. $12.95 * Nestle into a comfortable old chair, pour a glass of a fine vintage port and enjoy a pleasant winter's entertainment. In the tradition of commonplacing, the recording of extracts from favorite texts, the author has selected sixteen pieces of poetry, prose and legal ephemera from his vast personal library for the enjoyment of his friends-and he considers anyone who reads this volume a friend. These selections on lawyers and the law include ten pieces of prose, four poems, one original essay and a menu from a dinner given by a Harvard Law School social club in 1893. With wit, charm and introspection, they span the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries, paying homage to the lawyer's life, "one of unwearied exertion"-for better or worse.
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