And hard by Temple Bar, in Lincoln's Inn Hall, at the very heart of the fog, sits the Lord High Chancellor in his High Court of Chancery.
On such an afternoon, if ever, the Lord High Chancellor ought to be sitting her--as here he is--with a foggy glory round his head, softly fenced in with crimson cloth and curtains, addressed by a large advocate with great whiskers, a little voice, and an interminable brief, and outwardly directing his contemplation to the lantern in the roof, where he can see nothing but fog.
When the chancellor appeared, the king had already gone out by another door.
The chancellor entered, half smiling, half blushing.
Well," said the queen, when the chancellor had finished speaking; "what do you think of it all?
Madame," said the chancellor, hesitating, "it would be to release Broussel.
I represented, modestly, that to my ears it appeared that they were shouting for different things, but the Chancellor would not listen to my suggestion for a moment.
Yet it was evident that all was being done under orders, for I noticed that all eyes were fixed on the man who stood just under the window, and to whom the Chancellor was continually whispering.
Fisher said, rather vaguely, that he was following soon, when he had fixed something up; and the Chancellor of the Exchequer left the inn.
The irrepressible Chancellor of the Exchequer was still talking about the birds he had brought down, the birds that Burke and Halkett had brought down, and the birds that Jenkins, their host, had failed to bring down.
At the further end, in two high chairs as large as that of the Abbot, though hardly as elaborately carved, sat the master of the novices and the chancellor
, the latter a broad and portly priest, with dark mirthful eyes and a thick outgrowth of crisp black hair all round his tonsured head.
Of this his Chancellor
now reminded him, and laying down his seal of office he went home, hoping to live the rest of his days in peace.
I saw him for the first time in my life a little more than seven years ago, when two Imperial Highnesses and the Imperial Chancellor
were on a visit here.
The late Lord Chancellor
, gentlemen, was very fond of me,' said Mr.
Would you care a ha'penny for the Lord Chancellor
if you know'd him in private and without his wig?