Lord Clare

One day when it was known that Curran had to make an elaborate argument

in Chancery, Lord Clare brought a large Newfoundland dog upon the bench

with him, and during the progress of the argument he lent his ear much

more to the dog than to the barrister. This was observed at length by

the entire profession. In time the Chancellor lost all regard for

decency; he turned himself quite aside in the most material part of the

case, and began in full court to fondle the animal. Curran stopped at

once. Go on, go on, Mr. Curran, said Lord Clare. Oh! I beg a

thousand pardons, my Lord; I really took it for granted that your

Lordship was employed in consultation.

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