Sir William Jones and Thomas Day

: Laws And Lawyers.

One day, upon removing some books at the
chambers of the former, a large spider dropped upon the floor, upon which

Sir William, with some warmth, said, "Kill that spider, Day; kill that

spider!" "No," said Mr. Day, with coolness, "I will not kill that spider,

Jones: I do not know that I have a right to kill that spider. Suppose, when

you are going in your coach to Westminster Hall, a superior Being, who

perhaps may have as mu
h power over you as you have over this insect,

should say to his companion, 'Kill that lawyer, kill that lawyer!' how

should you like that, Jones? and I am sure, to most people, a lawyer is a

more noxious animal than a spider."

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 that, Sir