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ENGLISH LAWYERS. Lords Eldon and Stowell-Sons of a barge-maker and small coal-dealer at Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Lord Stowell borrowed forty pounds to go the Circuit, and both supported themselves for a time by their talents as private tutors. Lord Tenterden-Son of a barber at Canterbury; he received an eleemosynary education, but obtained the means to go to college while there he enjoyed from a Company in the city of London an exhibition of three pounds per annum until he took his degree. Some years since, in dining with the Company, he very feelingly alluded to the circumstance, and ex- pressed his gratitude. Lord Gifford-Prior to his being called to the bar, articled to a solicitor near Exeter. His rise was chiefly owing to the interest of the Marchioness of Conyngham to whom he was distantly related. Lord Langdale, the Master ot the Rolls--Not very long since an accoucheur, and married a daughter of Lord Oxford, whose family he attended. Sir John Williams, one of the Judges of the Queen's BenchâSon of a horse-dealer in Yorkshire, j Solicitor-General Wylde-An attorney in the city, in co-partnership with Mr. Knight; his brother is now an attorney at College-hill, Broad-street. Mr. Sergeant Talfourd-Son of a brewer at Read- ing, in Berkshire received the rudiments of his edu- cation at the Protestant Dissenters' Grammar-school at Mill-hill, near Hendon, and at that time wrote for the public press. He completed his studies with Dr. Valpy of Reading. Sir Frederick Pollock, and his brother Mr. David Pollock-The sons of a saddler of that name, now Messrs. Cuff's establishment near Charing-cross, Mr. Baron GurneyâHis mother kept a small book shop for pamphlets in a court in the city his brother is short-hand writer to the House of Lords and Com- mons. The Baron was originally of the denomination called Baptists, and for many years attended a Bap- tist Chapel in Maise Pond, in the Borough. Sir John Campbell, the attorney-General and son- in-law of Lord AbingerâReporter to a daily paper, at a time when such labour was worse paid than at present. Mr. Sergeant Spankie was one of his colleagues. James Stephen, Esq., the Master in Chanceryâ Was also a reporter. Almost all the Judges sent out to the colonies were reporters-and of the present reporters for the daily papers, the greater part are barristers. Mr. Wallace, M.P., was formerly a weaver. Sir Edward B. Sugden-Son of a barber, and was formerly a clerk to Mr. Groom the conveyancer. It is remarkable that the admission of Sir Edward was opposed on the ground that he had been a clerk; and but for the exertion of that most amiable man and ornament to his profession, the late Mr. Hargrave, who contended for his admission, on the ground that, what- ever he had been, he was a man of talent, and had written a book which displayed qualifications of a superior order, he would now have been anything but Sir Edward Burtenshaw Sugden, Ex-Chancellor of Ireland. Mr. Platt, Queen's Couusel-Son of a gentleman who was clerk to Lord Ellenborough. Mr. Petersdorff's father kept a furrier's shop. Mr. Clarkson of the Old Bailey-His father was an attorney in the Insolvent Debtor's Court on its first formation. Mr. Charlton, Queen's CounselâHis father is an attorney, and now in practice in Chancery-lane. Chief Justice Saunders, whose precepts to this day form the best text book to pleaders, was a beggar boy, first taken notice of by an attorney, who employed him in his office. Lord Kenyon-An attorney's clerk. Lord Hardwicke-A peasant, and afterwards an attorney's writer and office-boy.

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