Phases of Bradford Life James Burnley

ISBN: 9781230289656

Published: September 12th 2013

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78 pages


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Phases of Bradford Life  by  James Burnley

Phases of Bradford Life by James Burnley
September 12th 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 78 pages | ISBN: 9781230289656 | 5.30 Mb

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ... in the coukts. To beginMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ... in the coukts. To begin with, I must confess to having a wholesome reverence for the law, and particularly for its administrators, from the Lord High Chancellor and his ermine, down to Policeman X 99 and his helmet.

It may, therefore, be taken for granted that in writing this present paper I am not inspired by any malevolent feelings. I am not so vindictive as to desire to revenge the errors or misdemeanours of some one or two dispensers of the law upon the entire profession. What if Mr. Pifa did once overcharge me for getting in that small debt which Slowman owed me? What if the Lord Chancellor did refuse to entertain the belief that I was the real owner of that large amount of unclaimed dividends for which I contended In re Muggins?

What if Mr. Shallow, J.P., did call me young man, and otherwise try to overawe me, when I was before him as a witness in that trespass case? What if Mr. Six-an-eight did threaten proceedings for that article of mine on the jam-shops? I hope my heart is large enough to dole out forgiveness to all of them. Having thus laid bare my feelings and intentions, I think I may venture to proceed to a description of what legal life is in Bradford. We have three courts for the administration of justice--the County Court, which exercises considerable influence over your household concerns if you happen to tumble into the pitfall of unlimited credit- and the Borough and West Riding Magistrates Courts, which have the power to punish you for any flagrant breach of the commandments.

Each court would, I dare say, lay claim to precedence over the other, the Magistrates Courts on the score of antiquity, the County Court on the ground of its higher dignity. I shall not stay, however, to discuss this question, but speak of...



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