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!
ought above all to remember the conclusion of the Roman Twelve Tables; Salus populi suprema lex; and to know that laws, except they be in order to that end, are but things captious, and oracles not well inspired.
The captive, whose heart had leaped within him the instant he saw the Judge
, telling him somehow that this was his brother, asked one of the servants who accompanied him what his name was, and whether he knew from what part of the country he came.
"Good," said the judge
. "You have been looked for, prisoners, for two days on the trains from Bombay."
Then the Snark pronounced sentence, the Judge
being quite Too nervous to utter a word: When it rose to its feet, there was silence like night, And the fall of a pin might be heard.
“As the third is not used to hearing such comments on his character, Judge
Temple, I shall not name him.”
Still, he retained a semblance of faith in Judge
Witberg when he went himself on the stand and started to tell his story.
Blount ably seconded him, and Martin, whose ears had pricked at the first mention of the philosopher's name, listened to the judge
enunciate a grave and complacent diatribe against Spencer.
'Then you ought to be able to afford it, Sir,' said the judge
, reddening; for Mr.
"Jim Hall," said Judge
Scott, and father and son looked significantly at each other.
Several times during the night he sprang to his feet when the shed door rattled open, expecting to see the Judge
, or the boys at least.
Driscoll had retired from the bench and from all business activities in 1850, and had now been comfortably idle three years.
At last he went to the judge
, and complained that a rascal had robbed him of his money, and beaten him into the bargain; and that the fellow who did it carried a bow at his back and a fiddle hung round his neck.
Of whom the judges
shall consist, and for what causes, and how.
As to the mode of appointing the judges
; this is the same with that of appointing the officers of the Union in general, and has been so fully discussed in the two last numbers, that nothing can be said here which would not be useless repetition.