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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 25: service for Crawford.—The Somers Mutiny.—The nation's duty as to slavery.—1843.—Age, 32. (search)
h as evidencing even a higher order of juridical talent. In this view we may differ from others whose opinions are entitled to far higher weight than ours; yet we wish to be understood that it is not because we appreciate the Commentaries less, but the opinions more. We know of nothing in the English books surpassing in merit some of the golden judgments preserved in the volumes of Mr. Johnson. The learning of Eldon is there set forth with the grace of Stowell; and the deep researches of Hargrave, never equalled by an English judge, are rivalled on the American bench. Chancellor Kent seems to have been born with those eminent judicial qualities at which others arrive only by the experience of years. Longa aetas Pylium prudentem Nestora fecit. But the Nestor of our profession was prudent before length of days had set their mark upon him. As early as March, 1797, when only thirty-four years of age, he was appointed Recorder of the city of New York; and in February, 1798,
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, chapter 30 (search)
r. What were Saunders now worth but for Williams's notes? What were Coke on Littleton but for Hargrave and Butler? The Law Reporter, in announcing the edition, said: May, 1844, Vol. VII. pp. Ellenborough, Lord Thurlow, Sir William Alexander, Mr. Fearne, Chief Baron Eyre, Lord Camden, Mr. Hargrave, Sir Samuel Romilly, Lord Loughborough (Wedderburne),—judges and lawyers who were engaged in ere the Solicitor-General persuaded me, right or wrong, to come to that determination. Francis Hargrave. Among English lawyers who never arrived at the dignity of the bench, Mr. Hargrave standMr. Hargrave stands conspicuous for profound learning and untiring industry, and ardent love for his profession, though his career was marked by a sensitiveness, at times a querulousness, which would vindicate for him Butler. In 1813, from a too intense application to this work, in which his soul was engaged, Mr. Hargrave became afflicted with occasional alienations of mind, which led to his retirement from the pr