Most Viewed

George Iii. On Punctuality
A Beggar's Wedding
A Gamekeeper's Daughter
A Child On Board
Navy Chaplains
Marie Antoinette
Dreaming
The Deaf And Dumb Mother
A Christmas Pudding Extraordinary
The Slave Trade


Least Viewed

Sheridan
Erskine
Spare Moments
The Wounded Sailor
Gallant Daughter
Quartering
Countess De St. Belmont
Johnson And Lord Elibank
Dunning
Van Dyke




A Sheepish Lamb

Anecdotes Home




Counsellor Lamb (an old man, at the time the late Lord
Erskine was in the height of his reputation) was a man of timid manners and
nervous disposition, and usually prefaced his pleadings with an apology to
that effect; and on one occasion, when opposed to Erskine, he happened to
remark that "he felt himself growing more and more timid as he grew older."
"No wonder," replied the witty but relentless barrister, "every one knows
the older a _lamb_ grows the more _sheepish_ he becomes."


A learned serjeant, since a judge, being once asked what he would do if a
man owed him L10, and refused to pay him. "Rather than bring an action,
with its costs and uncertainty," said he, "I would send him a receipt in
full of all demands." "Aye," said he, recollecting himself, "and I would
moreover send him five pounds to cover possible costs."





Next: Sir William Jones and Thomas Day

Previous: Questioning



Add to Informational Site Network
Report
Privacy
ADD TO EBOOK


Viewed 2815





Random Anecdotes

Bannister
The Gendarmes And The Priest
Ingenious Contrivance
Johnson And Lord Elibank
Dey Of Algiers
Clans
Charles Vi
Charles V. Of France
Mimic Reclaimed
Gallant Daughter
The Slave Trade
Mackenzie," Was The Reply
St. Louis
Fenelon
A Quarter Of An Hour
Marshal De Nevailles
300 Scudi (l62), With The Words, "for The Advocate ..
Elucidation Of Facts In Court
Precedence
Hogarth
Weeping At A Play
Parisian Rag-picker
Siege Of Cajeta
Death Of A Hero
An Appropriate Version