Twofold Illustration

SIR FLETCHER NORTON was noted for his want of courtesy. When pleading

before Lord Mansfield on some question of manorial right, he chanced

unfortunately to say, My lord, I can illustrate the point in an instant

in my own person: I myself have two little manors. The judge

immediately interposed, with one of his blandest smiles, We all know

it, Sir Fletcher.

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