On his arrival from the other world, he had merely found it necessary to spend a quarter of an hour at a barber's, who had trimmed down the Puritan's full beard into a pair of grizzled whiskers, then, patronizing a ready-made clothing establishment, he had exchanged his velvet doublet and sable cloak, with the richly worked band under his chin, for a white collar and cravat, coat, vest, and pantaloons; and lastly, putting aside his steel-hilted broadsword to take up a gold-headed cane, the Colonel Pyncheon of two centuries ago steps forward as the Judge of the passing moment!
The Judge's volume of muscle could hardly be the same as the Colonel's; there was undoubtedly less beef in him.
The observation, if it prove any thing, would prove that there ought to be no judges distinct from that body.
If, then, the courts of justice are to be considered as the bulwarks of a limited Constitution against legislative encroachments, this consideration will afford a strong argument for the permanent tenure of judicial offices, since nothing will contribute so much as this to that independent spirit in the judges which must be essential to the faithful performance of so arduous a duty.
"I had a comrade of your worship's name, Senor Judge
, in Constantinople, where I was a captive for several years, and that same comrade was one of the stoutest soldiers and captains in the whole Spanish infantry; but he had as large a share of misfortune as he had of gallantry and courage."
A door was swung open by order of the judge
, and three Indian priests entered.
"Transportation for life" was the sentence it gave, "And *then* to be fined forty pound." The Jury all cheered, though the Judge
said he feared That the phrase was not legally sound.
“Part very true, and all very probable,” said the Judge
"I was strolling casually along the street, your Honor," Watson began, but was interrupted by the Judge
"There is no god but the Unknowable, and Herbert Spencer is its prophet," Judge
Blount was saying at that moment.
'Swear the gentleman,' said the judge
Then he and Judge
Scott, revolvers in hand, cautiously descended.
was at a meeting of the Raisin Growers' Association, and the boys were busy organizing an athletic club, on the memorable night of Manuel's treachery.
Driscoll was his friend, and claimed that he had a mind above the average, but that was regarded as one of the judge
's whims, and it failed to modify the public opinion.
'No, you gave it me for playing a tune to you.' said the countryman; but the judge
told him that was not likely, and cut the matter short by ordering him off to the gallows.