A Book About Lawyers


John Cordy Jeaffreson (Editor)

Series: Law, Crime and Law Enforcement

BISAC: LAW000000

A Book About Lawyers provides a glimpse into the history of lawyers in London in the 19th century.

Table of Contents


Part I. Houses And Householders
Chapter 1. Ladies in Law Colleges
Chapter 2. The Last of the Ladies
Chapter 3. York House and Powis House
Chapter 4. Lincoln’s Inn Fields
Chapter 5. The Old Law Quarter

Part II. Loves of the Lawyers
Chapter 6. A Lottery
Chapter 7. Good Queen Bess
Chapter 8. Rejected Addresses
Chapter 9. “Cicero” upon His Trial
Chapter 10. Brothers in Trouble
Chapter 11. Early Marriages

Part III. Money
Chapter 12. Fees to Counsel
Chapter 13. Retainers, General and Special
Chapter 14. Judicial Corruption
Chapter 15. Gifts and Sales
Chapter 16. A Rod Pickled by William Cole
Chapter 17. Chief Justice Popham
Chapter 18. Judicial Salaries

Part IV. Costume and Toilet
Chapter 19. Bright and Sad
Chapter 20. Millinery
Chapter 21. Wigs
Chapter 22. Bands and Collars
Chapter 23. Bags and Gowns
Chapter 24. Hats

Part V. Music
Chapter 25. The Piano in Chambers
Chapter 26. The Battle of the Organs
Chapter 27. The Thickness in the Throat

Part VI. Amateur Theatricals
Chapter 28. Actors at The Bar
Chapter 29. “The Play’s The Thing”
Chapter 30. The River and the Strand by Torchlight
Chapter 31. Anti-Prynne
Chapter 32. An Empty Grate

Part VII. Legal Education
Chapter 33. Inns of Court and Inns of Chancery
Chapter 34. Lawyers and Gentlemen
Chapter 35. Law-French and Law-Latin
Chapter 36. Student Life in Old Time
Chapter 37. Readers and Mootmen
Chapter 38. Pupils in Chambers

Part VIII. Mirth
Chapter 39. Wit of Lawyers
Chapter 40. Humorous Stories
Chapter 41. Wits in ‘silk’ and Punsters in ‘ermine’
Chapter 42. Witnesses
Chapter 43. Circuiteers
Chapter 44. Lawyers and Saints

Part IX. At Home, in Court, and in Society
Chapter 45. Lawyers at their Own Tables
Chapter 46. Wine
Chapter 47. Law and Literature


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