Membership in the bar is a privilege burdened with conditions.
I will for ever, at all hazards, assert the dignity, independence, and integrity of the English bar; without which, impartial justice, the most valuable part of the English constitution, can have no existence.
The unique advantage of the Bar as a profession is that it offers in later years to those who have succeeded in the sanctuary of the Bench.
I think of times when far aloof cold envy stood, and brethren of the Bar professed good brotherhood – no soulless etiquette, but friendship warm and true – with heart and hand we met when this old wig was new. No greedy hand was then projected for a fee; we held no servile pen to […]