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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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A System of Rhetoric

Charles William Bardeen - English language - 1884 - 673 pages
...sinew, of a hearty, healthy, conversational English ; and he gives this illustration of his style : • 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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A System of Rhetoric

Charles William Bardeen - English language - 1884 - 673 pages
...sinew, of a hearty, healthy, conversational English; and he gives this illustration of his style : • He appeared very ambitious to learn to write ; and one of the attorneys got a board knocked np at a window on the top of a staircase; and that was his desk, where...
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Gloucestershire Biographical Notes

Joseph Stratford - Gloucestershire (England) - 1887 - 360 pages
...information concerning him, says: "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 the top of a staircase" where the little fellow by great perseverance...
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Gloucestershire Biographical Notes

Joseph Stratford - Gloucestershire (England) - 1887 - 360 pages
...information concerning him, says: "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 the top of a staircase " where the little fellow by great perseverance...
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The Lives of the Right Hon. Francis North: Baron Guilford; the Hon ..., Volume 2

Roger North, Augustus Jessopp - 1890
...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; and that was his desk where...
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The lives of the Right Hon. Francis North, baron Guildforfd; the ..., Volume 1

1890
...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 ; and that was his desk where...
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Dictionary of National Biography, Volume 50

Leslie Stephen - Great Britain - 1897
...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,...
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A History of English Law, Volume 6

Sir William Searle Holdsworth - Law - 1924
...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 ; and that was his desk where...
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Philosophical and Theological Opinions

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 2001
...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 Pictorial History of England: Being, a History of the People ..., Volume 5

George Lillie Craik - Great Britain - 1841
...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 ; and that was his desk, where...
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