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Words to Wright By

By: Robin Bayne

...scovered one of my articles in a magazine he found at a bus stop in Southern California. That article had been published in another state. But because... ...s trusted God to enlighten them about what plants created certain medicines. Lawyers, kings, and 40 all kingdoms believed law, power, and wisdom came... ...Erik R. V an Asch loves to write poetry and speculative fiction. He lives in California with his wife of over fifteen years and their four kids: Ethan...

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7 Scorpions : Rebellion

By: Mike Saxton

...e people would follow in my footsteps. As it is, there was a big to do in California about what I did. And 77 was only the number of deaths they cou... ...ose the weaknesses that we expose in his forces today, but we’ll do what lawyers and accountants did when they closed loopholes in the law…we’ll fn...

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The Warden

By: Anthony Trollope

... pledged himself and which indeed it would not be easy for him to give up. Lawyers were engaged, and the question had to a certain extent been taken u... ...y Bold; this was now her daily haunt, for John Bold was up in London among lawyers and church reformers, diving deep into other questions than that of... ...more influential than himself; that it was to him alone, however, that the lawyers looked for instruction as to their doings, and, more important stil... ...conversation on a subject which had better, perhaps, have been left to our lawyers, you will excuse me if I ask you to hear my reply to your communica... ...rding’s lawyer and my lawyer!” Did you come here merely to refer me to the lawyers? Upon my word I think the honour of your visit might have been spar... ...t Tom Towers an all-seeing eye? From the diggings of Australia to those of California, right round the habitable globe, does he not know, watch, and c...

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Main Street

By: Sinclair Lewis

...ga Rustad, she’s still scared of America, but her kids will be doctors and lawyers and governors of the state and any darn thing they want to.” 60 Ma... ...ht. The Arab village of Djeddah—an intricately chased jewel-box. A town in California which had changed itself from the barren brick fronts and slatte... ...s people who stay too long in the provinces. You’ll find it epidemic among lawyers and doctors and ministers and college-bred mer- chants—all these pe... ... doesn’t deal with him is robbing him. What hurts me is that it applies to lawyers and doctors (and decidedly to their wives!) as much as to grocers. ... ...nant farmers. The Dauntless lies to us about the Nonpar- tisan League, the lawyers sting us, the machinery-dealers hate to carry us over bad years, an... ... the towns leave them in old age, if they can afford it, and go to live in California or in the cities. The reason, Carol insisted, is not a whiskered... ...he clutched his arm. “You’ve got to be sweet to me, and kind! I’m going to California—mountains, sea. Please don’t argue about it, because I’m going.”... ...d her hair, and not till after supper did he con- tinue: “I meant it about California. But I think we better wait three weeks or so, till I get hold o... ...t the store now?” Guy Pollock crossed the street to be pleasant apropos of California and new novels. Vida Sherwin dragged her to the Jolly Seventeen....

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Babbitt

By: Sinclair Lewis

...with clean, upright, unornamented lines. It was filled with the offices of lawyers, doctors, agents for ma- chinery, for emery wheels, for wire fencin... ...u— some genuine bargains that came in to-day: SILVER GROVE.—Cute four-room California bungalow, a.m.i., garage, dandy shade tree, swell neighborhood, ... ...or. He was a ner- vous speculator. Before he gambled he consulted bankers, lawyers, architects, contracting builders, and all of their clerks and sten... ...abbitt every inch was individual and stirring. As always he noted that the California Building across the way was three stories lower, therefore three... ...-story hut which beside the granite and red-brick ponderousness of the old California Building resembled a bath-house un- der a cliff, he commented, “... ... dinges don’t want to be porters or cotton-pickers. Oh, no! They got to be lawyers and professors and Lord knows what all! I tell you, it’s becoming a... ... seriously, in “interviews” plastered with pictures of riding-breeches and California bungalows, the views on sculpture and international politics of ... ...ce we saw you in Zenith.” 213 Sinclair Lewis “Quite. British Columbia and California and all over the place,” he said doubtfully, looking at Babbitt ... ... through with it, Babbitt had Ted a United States Senator. Among the great lawyers whom he mentioned was Secena Doane. “But, gee whiz,” Ted marveled, ...

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Mcteague : A Story of San Francisco

By: Frank Norris

...her had been a veterinary surgeon who had kept a livery stable near by, on California Street, and Marcus’s knowledge of the dis- eases of domestic ani... ...p. They walked for upwards of five hours that afternoon, out the length of California Street, and across the Presidio Reservation to the Golden Gate. ... ... the City Hall and was stamped in one corner with the seal of the State of California, very official; the form and file numbers superscribed. McT eagu... ...his advice to her. “No, no, don’t go near the law courts. I know them. The lawyers take all your money, and you lose your case. We’re bad off as it is... ...ate, small, and homelike, like a good-natured housewife. In Placer County, California, she is a vast, unconquered brute of the Pliocene epoch, savage,... ... dining-room was of the invari- able type of the smaller interior towns of California. There was but one table, covered with oilcloth; rows of benches...

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The Writings of Abraham Lincoln in Seven Volumes Volume 5 of 7

By: Abraham Lincoln

...ngs they have already decided, except that there is a little quibble among lawyers between the words “dicta” and “decision.” They have 56 The Writing... ...that court. Now, as to this indirect mode by “unfriendly legislation,” all lawyers here will readily understand that such a proposition cannot be tole... ...h virtually excluded it,— and that upon a very well known principle to all lawyers, that what a Legislature cannot directly do, it cannot do by indire... ...ere disposed to do so, and we could take up some one of the issues, as the lawyers call them, and I were called upon to make an argument about it to t... ...ges, while, in fact, Wiscon- sin, Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas, Florida, Texas, California, and Oregon have never had any such courts. Nor can this well be...

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Henrietta's Wish; Or, Domineering

By: Charlotte Mary Yonge

...ond all he ever imagined.” “Had he never seen it before?” said Henrietta. “Lawyers seem made to travel in their vacations.” “Uncle Geoffrey could not ... ...k what capabilities there are in Midas. We will decidedly make him King of California, and I’ll be the priestess of Apollo; there is an old three-legg...

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Nostromo a Tale of the Seaboard

By: Joseph Conrad

...King of Sulaco, and the head of the silver and steel interests far away in California, the conviction was growing that any attempt made by men of educ... ...was generally the speciality of half-educated negroes and wholly penniless lawyers. Then, confronting with a sort of urbane effrontery Mrs. Gould’s ga... ...ir he always carries everywhere. He had been away trad- ing in the Gulf of California, he said, looking straight past us at the wall, as his manner is...

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And Gulliver Returns Book V : My Visit to Singaling

By: Lemuel Gulliver XVI

...re and more people at retirement age want to work. A friend of mine at the California State University joyfully goes to work every day at 85. He is a... ... so busy chasing their political tails that they can‟t move forward. Your lawyers, journalists and media headliners keep too many of you focused on t... ...hese are the essentials of mental and societal health.” 24 —“In California we require a valid identification to prevent anyone under 21 fro... ... “The gains vary with the country. For example in Algeria the majority of lawyers and judges are women, yet in your US, college educated women avera... ... want to protect the innocent and the society. In your country highly paid lawyers can use psychological tricks to sway a jury. In our country if you... ...or the doctor. In the UK a knee surgery might take years to get, while in California it would take a week or two. The extra cost is definitely worth ... ...ren based on the best scientific findings available, not by what expensive lawyers are able to talk politically appointed judges into doing in the na... ...heir household slaves!” --“I agree. In my home city of Los Angeles „California casual‟ has been making inroads for years. Professors seldom we... ...light attendants, who were already making more in salary than teachers in California, gave them more money and fewer hours of work. They opened the...

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The Glimpses of the Moon

By: Edith Wharton

...August with the Gillows at Newport … and the only alternative was to go to California with the Bockheimers, whom she had hitherto refused even to dine... ... to spend next summer with her at Newport …. If I don’t, I’ve got to go to California with the Bockheimers- so good-bye.” Suddenly in tears, she was o... ...rite to him?” She recoiled slightly. It had never occurred to her that the lawyers would not “manage it” without her intervention. “Write to him … but... ...in “Lansing versus Lansing!” She burst out laughing at the idea. What were lawyers made of, she wondered? Didn’t the man guess, by the mere look in he... ... … carry out your wishes … arriving in Paris … fix an appointment with his lawyers ….” Nick—it was Nick the words were talking of! It was the fact of ... ...ce that she tried to make indifferent: “The ‘proceedings,’ or whatever the lawyers call them, have begun. While they’re going on I like to stay quite ... ...ew a gasping breath. “The nec- essary steps: what are they? Everything the lawyers tell one is so confusing …. I don’t yet understand—how it’s done.” ...

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Vailima Letters

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

...TER XV JAN 31ST, ’92. MY DEAR COLVIN,—No letter at all from you, and this scratch from me!Here is a year that opens ill. Lloyd is off to ‘the coast’ s... ...r, and I suppose it was twelve before I got to bed. Tuesday raining, my mother rode down, and we went to the Consulate to sign a Factory and Commissio...

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My Bondage and My Freedom by Frederick Douglass. With an Introduction. By James M'Cune Smith

By: Frederick Douglas

...d cyphering, acting as clerks, merchants, and secretaries, having among us lawyers, doctors, ministers, poets, authors, editors, orators, and teach- e... ...e engaged in all manner of enterprises common to other men—digging gold in California, captur- ing the whale in the Pacific, feeding sheep and cattle ...

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And Gulliver Returns Book III : A Visit to Kino

By: Bob Oconnor

...o much to the U.S. to keep it afloat that it practically owns New York and California! China, of course, was a vast agricultural land with a ... ...mbered in the America I left behind 20 years ago. And my brief glimpses of California last week did nothing to rinse the memories of the graffiti, t... ...wers had contributed over $35,000 to his campaigns. Representative Farr of California added a $25 million subsidy for spinach growers who hadn‘t pro... ...ital costs are up, prescription drugs costs are up.― --―Don‘t your lawyers have a part in this?‖ 21 --―Yes, a big part. When they... ...es never get to court. They are settled out of court because the defending lawyers have no idea as to what a jury will award. And by settling the law... ...s peers, all with M.D. degrees, more cases would go to court and the suing lawyers would find that such suits were not profitable for them to pursue.... ...e generally made up of poorer citizens, often with minimal educations, the lawyers know they can get settlements based on appeals to emotions. In ou... .... It allowed the young in China to emulate their Western cousins—peroxided California blonds, rave parties, gratuitous uncaring and unprotected sex, ... ...inated in our area, then Europe and the U.S. got into the act. Your state, California, really got things going when it offered billions of dollars of...

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And Gulliver Returns Book IV : A Look at Our Human Values

By: Lemuel Gulliver XVI

...he weight of your body on a mattress. I had trouble sleeping on my bed in California, but these air flotation mattresses at the hotel are like being... ...entatives are nearly always beholden to somebody: oil interests, doctors, lawyers, Christians, Jews, gambling interests, retired people, teachers, l... ...redness. L‘Oreal cosmetics has the slogan ‗I‘m worth it.‘ I‘ve heard more California women spout it whenever they want to do something out of the or... ...education is not the key to questioning any creating supernatural entity. Lawyers‘ educations do not explore evolutionary biology. A medical educatio... ...presentatives of the citizens?‖ —―Right Ray. Look at what happened in California to their democratic vote. In 1994 Proposition 187 was passed by... ...legal immigration. It was the federal government‘s responsibility. ―California‘s Attorney General appealed, but didn‘t pursue the appeal as fas... ...e majority of the citizens. So much for democracy! ―Then again in California in 2008 the California Supreme Court, by a 4 to 3 decision, ove... ..., evolutionary biology, philosophy and history. But the huge majority are lawyers. So they should be pretty competent in writing criminal laws and c... ...ractical science of a Benjamin Franklin? How many physicists, surgeons or lawyers have read Locke, Montaigne, Aristotle and Aquinas? Today‘s studen...

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And Gulliver Returns Book I : Touchdown

By: Bob Oconnor

... minds of humanity. “This is Chet Rowland of World News on the California desert where we have just witnessed the final leg of the grea... .... (1) In five years, by 2030, five billion will live in the cities. Here in California our population will double to 60 million people in the first h... ...hat we can support the present world population in the style of the average Californian is not only ephemeral, its reality can never be. We may be e... ... eruption, two million years ago, released enough ash to cover the state of California under 6 meters of ash. We are entering a geologic era where... ...owstone should erupt again. Then there is that big quake that is overdue in California. Or maybe God will send us another great flood and let us sta... ...om left to right. The most left leaning is Lee. He is one of the few honest lawyers I know. Chet, is the term ‘honest lawyer’ an oxymoron? He’s the o... ....” —“Gosh Lee, I didn’t realize that we had such court decisions. You lawyers and judges have sure screwed up our country!” —“Point taken, ...

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And Gulliver Returns Book VII : Book 7 Visit to Indus

By: Bob Oconnor

...he ever-occurring gremlins that invade our computers or software. Indian lawyers, who are schooled in English and American common law, are used to ... ...oor people will work very hard when given the chance. I remember being in California some years ago and seeing the Mexican bra ceros working in the f... ... have to pay top dollar to get workers, even professionals. Why are Indian lawyers making $10 to $20 an hour when low end California lawyers make ten... ...fessionals. Why are Indian lawyers making $10 to $20 an hour when low end California lawyers make ten to twenty times that amount? ―Pakista... ...iven as many children as they want. That was the case with the unmarried California woman with fourteen children. ―We have followed India in ...

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When Serpents Die

By: Gerrie Ferris

...alled his name. Being Sunday evening, and near Christmas, I didn’t expect that any lawyers would be working, but light should be coming from somewhe... ...” “No need to carry on,” she said. “Don’t you go to trial tomorrow? Don’t you lawyers work on weekends before big trials?” “I work at night... ...o do?” His mouth turned up into a bemused smile. “Anything else I should see?” Lawyers. Laura Kate shook her head and took a step, looking at t... ...owd — did have some good ideas, like banning slavery, strong drink, Catholics — and lawyers.” Laura Kate took care to school her smirk. He took th... ...from Brewster, she hoisted it, and said, “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.” Brewster coughed discreetly. “Dinner in half an... ...ped with slices of roasted salmon. As Brewster uncorked a bottle of Chardonnay — a California Estancia — she gave him an appreciative nod. He knew...

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The Octopus a Story of California

By: Frank Norris

...enn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Ocotopus: A Story of California by Frank Norris is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Unive... ...e file as an electronic transmission, in any way. The Ocotopus: A Story of California by Frank Norris, the Pennsylvania State University, Electronic C... ...is an equal opportunity university. 3 Frank Norris The Octopus A Story of California by Frank Norris Book 1 CHAPTER I CHAPTER I CHAPTER I CHAPTER I C... ... are, Presley. That’s 16 The Octopus the P . & S. W . Railroad Company of California. I am on my last run now.” “Shameful,” declared Presley, his sym... ...l, and wine, you understand. It was like that, those in- dustries began in California—from the Church; and now,” he put his chin in the air, “what wou... ... as the Executive Committee of the League had received a despatch from the lawyers it had retained to fight the Railroad, that the judge of the court ... ... Yosemite House, on Main Street . The conference of the committee with the lawyers took place in a front room of the Yosemite, one of the latter bring... ...e press of business and involved in the final conference with the League’s lawyers on the eve of the latter’s departure for Washington, Annixter had m...

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A Horse's Tale

By: Mark Twain

... she should remain with me, who am broken in health, or go to your mother in California, whose health is also frail. Y ou do not know the child, there... ...ladies, gentlemen, state officials, generals, admirals, soldiers, sail ors, lawyers, thieves, merchants, brokers, cooks, housemaids, scullery maids, ...

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Three Ghost Stories

By: Charles Dickens

...s not materi ally assisted by these witnesses: inasmuch as the first was in California, and the last was, as Ikey said (and he was con firmed by the... ...same Judges and others on the bench, the same Murderer in the dock, the same lawyers at the table, the same tones of question and answer rising to the...

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Gulliver's Travels

By: Jonathan Swift

...her of us could understand a syllable. There were several of his priests and lawyers present (as I conjec tured by their habits), who were commanded ... ... Europe are in a great error, by supposing nothing but sea between Japan and California; for it was ever my opinion, that there must be a balance of e... ...reason to believe, east ward, to that unknown tract of America west ward of California; and north, to the Pacific Ocean, which is not above a hundred... ...s well as for the trial of criminals, and picked out from the most dexterous lawyers, who are grown old or lazy; and having been biassed all their liv... ...ny thing unbecoming their nature or their office. “It is a maxim among these lawyers that whatever has been done before, may legally be done again: an... ...ity, that creatures endowed with such prodigious abilities of mind, as these lawyers, by the description I gave of Gulliver’ s Travels – Swift 221 t... ...s yet wholly at a loss to under stand what motives could incite this race of lawyers to perplex, disquiet, and weary them selves, and engage in a con...

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The Early Short Fiction

By: Edith Wharton

...d like bites. The suggestion of witchcraft was revived, and the op- posing lawyers hurled tomes of necromancy at each other. At last Anne de Cornault ... ...se, and his death had left her alone, for her only daughter had married in California, and could not afford the long journey to New York to see her mo...

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The American

By: Henry James

...nteenth and eighteenth centuries, took wives out of the bourgoisie—married lawyers’ daughters.” “A lawyer’s daughter; that’s very bad, is it?” asked N... ...ou were, she would have taken you for a duke—an American duke, the Duke of California. I said that I could warrant you grateful for the smallest favor... ...on in a newspaper? Don’t they al- ways set a lot of people at the prisoner—lawyers, report- ers, priests—to make him talk? But it’s not Mr. Newman’s f... ...he club. “I suppose a man who has been for six months in 342 The American California wants a little intellectual conversation. I’ll let my wife have ...

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A Courageous Battle

By: Susan Bracken

...and the only time I ever saw him drunk. … Later, they moved to Long Beach, California. My brother, Erik, works there too, also in aviation.” Lacey wan... ...wed- ish food. My mother was a great cook.” “You said your parents live in California. Are they well?” “Yes. At seventy, Dad has one foot in retiremen... ...erested in aerospace as well, and decided to go that route, so now he’s in California, as I told you. Erik and his wife, Meryl, have two daughters. Gr... ...d in March, 1989. Jake’s parents, and his brother and family, flew in from California. Christo- pher came with a beautiful girl named Margot, and Eric... ...Ph.D., Eds., (essays by multi-disciplinary authors: medical professionals, lawyers, philosophers, a theologian), Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004 ...

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The Writings of Abraham Lincoln in Seven Volumes Volume 3 of 7

By: Abraham Lincoln

...a thing. Why, decisions apparently contrary to that decision, or that good lawyers thought were contrary to that decision, have been made by that very... ... the profession as law, and it has always needed confirmation be- fore the lawyers regarded it as settled law. But Judge Douglas will have it that all... ...g twice that he had carefully read the speech, and, in the language of the lawyers, as he had twice read the speech, and still had put in no plea or a... ...d him it was not true. It reminds me of the story that John Phoe- nix, the California railroad surveyor, tells. He says they started out from the Plaz... ...e Douglas got him a high office from President Pierce, and sent him off to California. Is not that the fact? Just at the end of his term in Congress i... ...udge Douglas got our mutual friend Campbell a good office, and sent him to California upon it. And not only so, but on the 27th of last month, when Ju... ...oint discussion, there was his same friend Campbell, come all the way from California, to help the Judge beat me; and there was poor Martin P . Sweet ... ...in prohibiting the introduction and existence of slavery in New Mexico and California, in abolish- ing slavery and the slave-trade in the District of ...

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Democracy in America

By: Alexis de Tocqueville

...hortly disappear. The sons of these opulent citizens are become merchants, lawyers, or physicians. Most of them have lapsed into obscu- rity. The last... ...xico in 1846, and ended in the conquest of an immense territory, including California. 196 Democracy in America Chapter XI: Why the People May Strict... ...s whose names present no associations to the mind: they are mostly village lawyers, men in trade, or even persons belonging to the lower classes of so... ...rominent part in future society -In what manner the pecu- liar pursuits of lawyers give an aristocratic turn to their ideas -Accidental causes which m... ...ndency – Ease with which the aristocracy coalesces with legal men – Use of lawyers to a despot – The profession of the law constitutes the only aristo... ...ch tend to give an aristocratic turn of mind to the English and Ameri- can lawyers – The aristocracy of America is on the bench and at the bar – Influ... ...ndian population of the United States is only 25,731, of whom 7,241 are in California. *I brought back with me to France one or two copies of this sin... ...hole territory of the Union, and of these by far the largest part exist in California, Michi- gan, Wisconsin, Dakota, and New Mexico and Nevada. In Ne... ...is only sur- *[This was speedily accomplished, and ere long both Texas and California formed part of the United States. The Rus- sian settlements were...

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The Writings of Abraham Lincoln in Seven Volumes Volume 6 of 7

By: Abraham Lincoln

...to sea to afford pro- tection to the commercial marine, and especially the California treasure ships then on their way to this coast. I also directed ... ... Mr. V allandigham, in the very case in question, under the advice of able lawyers, saw not where else to go but to the habeas corpus. But by the Cons... .... HON. L SWETT, San Francisco, Cal.: Many persons are telegraphing me from California, begging me for the peace of the State to suspend the military e... ...general-in-chief. The writ was suspended, upon urgent representations from California, simply to keep the peace. It never had any direct or indirect r...

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And Gulliver Returns Book VI : Our Psychological Motivations

By: Lemuel Gulliver XVI

...ther and homemaker may actually be doing it out of a power motivation. If she is perfect how can she be faulted? I remember one of my cases in Califo... ...bombs to enhance the power of the tribal or national leader—‗power over‘ seems to be borne in our genes.‖ —―Lee, spoken like a true Califo... ...olent gangs, bullies often band together. More than one in four students report being bullied in a year. Sometimes they are even killed, as a Califo... ...elt. After all, we all expect the clergy to be saintly, but in business we expect some crooks, and of course in Lee‘s profession we expect all lawyer... ...ng it into a lake. Her defense was that she had been repeatedly raped as a child by her stepfather. The effects of these rapes was held by the lawyer... ...in school.‖ —―Like we say, when you find yourself in a deep hole, stop digging. But back to your Supreme Court. I thought that your lawyer... ... politically correct and afraid to hurt anyone‘s feelings. Maybe you‘re afraid to be sued for defamation of character. I don‘t know. But your lawyer... ...urn‘s rings. And one of the big ones was returning to earth, seeing the Rockies, Baja, and the Pacific. Then another was the touch down on the Califo...

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John Leech's Pictures of Life and Character

By: William Makepeace Thackeray

...egardless of satire, and calmly consuming his five meals per diem. Against lawyers, beadles, bishops and clergy, and authorities, Mr. Punch is still r... ...onnet at the glass, informs that “she has used the whole bottle of Balm of California, but her hair comes off yet.” You can see the bear’s-grease not ...

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Leaves of Grass

By: Walt Whitman

...es of the Organ.........................................121 Facing West from California’s Shores ....................................................1... ...the Conquer’d Fame..137 We Two Boys Together Clinging.......138 A Promise to California.....................138 Here the Frailest Leaves of Me........... ...savannas, Or a soldier camp’d or carrying my knapsack and gun, or a miner in California, Or rude in my home in Dakota’s woods, my diet meat, my drink ... ...he hills of Vermont or in the woods of Maine, or the Texan ranch, Comrade of Californians, comrade of free North Westerners, (loving their big proport... ...out doors? is he Kanadian? Is he from the Mississippi country? Iowa, Oregon, California? The mountains? prairie life, bush life? or sailor from the se... ...ng sins past and to come, Selling all he possesses, traveling on foot to fee lawyers for his brother and sit by him while he is tried for forgery; Wha... ...s! with the love of lovers tie you. (Were you looking to be held together by lawyers? Or by an agreement on a paper? or by arms? Nay, nor the world, n... ...inal that stood in the box, the judge that sat and sentenced him, the fluent lawyers, the jury, the audience, The laugher and weeper, the dancer, the ... ...enevolent face, The face of the singing of music, the grand faces of natural lawyers and judges broad at the back top, The faces of hunters and fisher...

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The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson to His Family and Friends ; Selected and Edited with Notes and Introd. By Sidney Colvin : Volume 1

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

... R. L. Stevenson: V ol. 1 Letter: TO SIDNEY COLVIN [COAST LINE MOUNTAINS, CALIFORNIA, SEPTEMBER 1879.] HERE is another curious start in my life. I am... ... of R. L. Stevenson: V ol. 1 Letter: TO SIDNEY COLVIN MONTEREY, DITTO CO., CALIFORNIA, 21ST OCTOBER [1879]. MY DEAR COL VIN, – Although you have absol... ...The Letters of R. L. Stevenson: V ol. 1 Letter: TO SIDNEY COLVIN MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA, SEPTEMBER 1879. MY DEAR COLVIN, – I received your letter with d... ...e news of all who concern me, near or far, or big or little. Here, sir, in California you have a willing hearer. Monterey is a place where there is no... ...f R. L. Stevenson: V ol. 1 Letter: TO EDMUND GOSSE MONTEREY, MONTEREY CO., CALIFORNIA, 8TH OCTOBER 1879. MY DEAR WEG, – I know I am a rogue and the so... ...difficult to please. I was inexpressibly touched to get a letter from some lawyers as to some money. I have never had any account with my friends; som...

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North America Volume One

By: Anthony Trollope

...unds to 300 pounds a year; but they are, I believe, allowed to practice as lawyers in any counties except those in which they sit as judges—being guid... ... as they are in England; but it is, as I was told, the opinion of Canadian lawyers that the work may be thrown to- gether. Appeal is allowed in crimin... ...have then to account for the two already admitted States on the Pa- cific, California and Oregon, and also for the unadmitted Territories, Dacotah, Ne... ...pt to marshal these huge but thinly-populated re- gions in either rank. Of California and Oregon it may prob- ably be said that it is their ambition t... ...in which is included Washington, the seat of the Federal Government 75,321 California 384,770 Oregon 52,566 The Territories of— Dacotah 4,839 Nebraska... ... he has crossed the Continent of North America from Missouri to Oregon and California, enduring great hardships in the service of advancing civi- liza... ... some States this is as low as 200£. and £300. In Virginia it is £1000. In California, £1200. The Governor can pardon, except in cases of treason. He ... ...ed for such work? And then there arose a clamor of justification among the lawyers; judges and ex-judges flew to Wheaton, Phillimore, and Lord Stowell... ... whether wrong or right, they would not give up Slidell and Mason. But the lawyers soon waxed stronger. The men were mani- festly ambassadors, and as ...

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The Writings of Abraham Lincoln in Seven Volumes Volume 2 of 7

By: Abraham Lincoln

...t he was content to take a few months ago, and the whole province of Lower California to boot, and to still carry on the war to take all we are fighti... ... of a man; but who was that man? He was one of the ablest and most learned lawyers of his age, or of any age. It is no disparagement to Mr. Polk, nor ... ...ad no specific means to prevent the extension of slavery to New Mexico and California, and Gen. Taylor, he confidently believed, would not encourage i... ...ean you shall go off to St. Louis, or the lead mines, or the gold mines in California, but I mean for you to go at it for the best wages you can get c... ... having it all free. In the fall of 1848 the gold-mines were discovered in California. This attracted people to it with unprecedented rapidity, so tha... ...to her 150 The Writings of Abraham Lincoln: V ol Two admission, and there California stood, kept out of the Union because she would not let slavery i... ... negative principle that no law is free law is not much known except among lawyers. We have some experience of this practical difference. In spite of ...

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Confidence

By: Henry James

... expended a great deal of familiar ridicule on his project of a journey to California. Then, suddenly getting up and looking at him a moment— “I know ... ...s to-morrow?” 114 Confidence CHAPTER XVIII B ernard left then and went to California; but when he arrived there he asked himself why he had come, and... ...y for some time, and he strove to occupy him- self, to take an interest in Californian problems. Bernard, however, was neither an economist nor a catt... ...believe that there was an ele- ment of the unexpected in his answer. “From California.” “You came straight from California to this place?” “I arrived ... ...rdon answered, gazing back at her with his densely clouded blue eyes. “The lawyers do it for you; and if she goes away with Lovelock, nothing will be ...

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North America Volume Two

By: Anthony Trollope

...ve been very great, and perhaps successful. We were told that the American lawyers were against their doing so; and indeed there was such a shout of t... ...ed world be- fore many years have passed. If international law be what the lawyers say it is, international law must be altered to suit the requiremen... ... Iowa was admit- ted as a free State, and from that day to this Wisconsin, California, Minnesota, Oregon, and Kansas have been brought into the Union;... ... £4000. These friends were not connected with ship- ping matters, but were lawyers and hotel proprietors. The committee conclude “that the vessel was ... ...ve special orders that a contract should be made with a man named Beard, a Californian, who had followed him from California to St. Louis. This contra... ... States; but as I purpose to write a chapter devoted to the law courts and lawyers of the 217 Trollope States, I need not here describe at length the... ...hough it were merely an extension of fron- tier. But this has not been so. California and Oregon have been very much farther from Washington than the ... ... Canada is to us, even with the assistance of railways. But never- theless California and Oregon were admitted as States, the former as quickly and th... ... or five pence. This increased rate has special reference to the mails for California, which are carried daily across the whole continent at a cost to...

..................................................................................................................... 226 CHAPTER XI: THE LAW COURTS AND LAWYERS OF THE UNITED STATES ........................................... 242 CHAPTER XII: THE FINANCIAL POSITION ..................................................................................................... 254 CHAPTE...

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What Is Man and Other Essays of Mark Twain

By: Mark Twain

...s: “In that region the weather —” “At that time it was a custom —” “But in California one never heard —” Eleven of them. They initialed the brief divi... ...ar and accurate acquaintance with the manners and customs and shop talk of lawyers through being for a time the cleark of a stratford court ; just as... ...d not take them in until we saw three boys spring into the rigging of the California; then they were all furled at once, but with orders to our boys ... ...ed hardly capable of supporting the great fab rics raised upon them. The California was to windward of us, and had every advantage; yet, while the b... ...f er ror.” Such was the testimony borne by one of the most distinguished lawyers of the nineteenth century who was raised to the high office of Lord... ...became Lord Chancellor. Its weight will, doubtless, be more appreciated by lawyers than by laymen, for only lawyers know how impossible it is for thos... ...rd Penzance, to which dignity he was raised in 1869. Lord Penzance, as all lawyers know, and as the late Mr. Inderwick, K.C., has testified, was one o... ...rposition of a legal employment in the chambers or offices of practic ing lawyers?” Stratfordians, as is well known, casting about for some possible ...

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Proposed Roads to Freedom

By: Bertrand Russell

...ialists are wont to acknowledge. Let us take an instance. In Australia and California there is an intense dislike and fear toward the yellow races. Th... ...thinkable thing of deep horror. It is not so that marriage is conceived by lawyers who make settle- ments, or by priests who give the name of “sacrame...

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Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant

By: Ulysses S. Grant

...nts were spreading it. Soon after his graduation, Slaughter was ordered to California and took passage by a sailing vessel going around Cape Horn. The... ...e lying at an- chor after reaching his place of destination. On landing in California he found orders which had come by the Isthmus, notifying him of ... ... sick all the way. But when he arrived at the East he was again ordered to California, this time defi- nitely, and at this date was making his third t... ...as deemed safe to start. The disease did not break out again on the way to California, and we reached San Francisco early in September. CHAPTER XV SAN... ...e reached San Francisco early in September. CHAPTER XV SAN FRANCISCO—EARLY CALIFORNIA EXPERIENCES—LIFE ON THE PACIFIC COAST —PROMOTED CAPTAIN—FLUSH TI... ...ion as any in their section of the State. It embraced the sons of farmers, lawyers, physicians, politicians, merchants, bankers and ministers, and som...

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The 9/11 Commission Report Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States

By: Thomas H. Kean

...istration’s Approach 203 7. THE ATTACK LOOMS 215 7.1 First Arrivals in California 215 7.2 The 9/11 Pilots in the United States 223 7.3 Assembl... ...ly sec- ular struggles for independence after World War I.Western-educated lawyers, soldiers, and officials led most independence movements, and cleri... ...or Afghanistan’s warring factions in a project by the Union Oil Company of California (UNOCAL) to build a pipeline across the country. While there was... ... the context of a capture operation. CIA senior man- agers, operators, and lawyers confirmed this understanding.“We always talked about how much easie... ...l other col- laborators and for covering a wider set of contingencies, the lawyers returned to the language used in August 1998, which authorized forc... ...e United States, therefore became the primary target. For similar reasons, California also became a target for KSM. 32 KSM claims that the earlier bom... ...and FBI headquarters, nuclear power plants, and the tallest build- ings in California and the state of Washington. KSM himself was to land the tenth p... ...rs and informed Washington. 4 One of the 16, Raed Hijazi, had been born in California to Palestinian parents; after spending his childhood in the Mid... ... the government in with statements that might later be obtained by defense lawyers in a future court case.At the time, Clarke was aware of the problem...

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Familiar Studies of Men and Books

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

...nd him- self identified with the opposition party, – a clique of roar- ing lawyers and half-heretical divines, with wit enough to appreciate the value... ...ds. His satires began to go the round in manuscript; Mr. Aiken, one of the lawyers, “read him into fame;” he himself was soon welcome in many houses o... ...e most cogent purposes of those great in- land states, and for T exas, and California, and Oregon;” – a statement which is among the happiest achievem... ...I, that could make Daniel, a sucking babe, to judge better than the wisest lawyers; a brute beast to reprehend the folly of a prophet; and poor fisher...

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