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" He appeared very ambitious to learn to write ; and one of the attornies got a board knocked up at a window on the top of a stair-case ; and that was his desk, where he sat and wrote after copies of court and other hands the clerks gave him. He made himself... "
The Monthly Magazine, Or, British Register - Page 366
1798
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The Complete Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge: With an ..., Volume 2

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1854
...attorney's clerks for scraps. The extraordinary observance and diligence of the boy made the society willing to do him good. He appeared very ambitious to learn to write ; and one of the attorneys got a board knocked up at a window on the top of a stair-case ; and that was his desk, where...
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The Friend, Conducted by S.T. Coleridge, No, Volume 2

Derwent Coleridge - 1863
...attorney's clerks for scraps. The extraordinary observance and diligence of the boy made the society willing to do him good. He appeared very ambitious...and one of the attornies got a board knocked up at a window on the top of a stair-case ; and that was his desk, where he sat and wrote after copies of...
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Critical and Miscellaneous Writings of T. Noon Talfourd: Author of "Ion."

Thomas Noon Talfourd - English literature - 1864 - 158 pages
...attorney's clerks for scraps. The extraordinary observance and diligence of the boy made the society willing . to do him good. He appeared very ambitious to learn to write ; and one of the attorneys got a board knocked up at a window on the top of a staircase ; and that was his desk, j where...
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The judges of England, from the time of the Conquest, Volume 7

Edward Foss - 1864
...attorneys' clerks for scraps. The extraordinary observance and diligence of the boy made the society willing to do him good. He appeared very ambitious to learn to write ; and one of the attorneys got a board knocked up at a window on the top of a staircase. . . He made himself so expert...
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The Judges of England: With Sketches of Their Lives, and ..., Volume 7

Edward Foss - Courts - 1864
...attorneys' clerks for scraps. The extraordinary observance and diligence of the boy made the society willing to do him good. He appeared very ambitious to learn to write ; and one of the attorneys got a board knocked up at a window on the top of a staircase. . . He made himself so expert...
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A Book about Lawyers, Volume 2

John Cordy Jeaffreson - Biography - 1867 - 432 pages
...attorney's clerks for scraps. The extraordinary observance and diligence of the boy made the society willing to do him good. He appeared very ambitious...and one of the attornies got a board knocked up at a window on the top of a staircase ; and that was his desk, where he sat and wrote after copies of...
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The Complete Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge: With An ..., Volume 2

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1868
...attorney's clerks for scraps. The extraordinary observance arid diligence of the boy made the society willing to do him good. He appeared very ambitious to learn to write ; and one of tlie attorneys got a board knocked up at a window on the top of a stair-case ; and that was his desk,...
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The Book of Modern Legal Anecdotes: The Bar, Bench and Woolsack

John Timbs - Law - 1873 - 156 pages
...attorney's clerks for scraps. The extraordinary observance and diligence of the boy made the Society willing to do him good. He appeared very ambitious to learn to write ; and one of the attorneys got a board knocked up at a window on the top of a staircase, and that was his desk, where...
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The Book of Modern Anecdotes: Humour, Wit, and Wisdom, American, Legal ...

Howard Paul, John Timbs, Percy Fitzgerald - Anecdotes - 1873 - 448 pages
...attorney's clerks for scraps. The extraordinary observance and diligence of the boy made the Society willing to do him good. He appeared very ambitious to learn to write ; and one of the attorneys got a board knocked up at a window on the top of a staircase, and that was his desk, where...
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The Complete Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge: With an ..., Volume 2

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1884
...scraps. The extraordinary observance and diligence of the boy inadc(thc society willing to do him pood. He appeared very ambitious to learn to write ; and one of the attorneys got a hoard knocked np at a window on the lop of a stair-case ; and that was his desk, where...
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