LAW QUOTES

HISTORY OF LAW

To say truth, although it is not necessary for counsel to know what the history of a point is, but to know how it now stands resolved, yet it is a wonderful accomplishment, and, without it, a lawyer cannot be accounted learned in the law.

By Roger North, 17th century English lawyer and biographer, these words taken by William S. Holdsworth, as epigraph to his book A History of English Law, 1925.