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Supreme Court of Connecticut, 12 Yale Law Journal 234 (1903)


Lord Coke speaks somewhere of an effluence issuing from the dusty year books and the entrancing writings of Littleton, Britton, Glanviile and Fleta, and he calls it the "Gladsome Light of Jurisprudence."

Were he alive now and called upon to prepare a case for the Supreme Court of Errors of Connecticut,-with its notice of appeal, request for a finding, counter-finding, finding, motion to correct finding, hearing on motion to correct finding, amended finding, two hundred exceptions to finding, evidence in support of two hundred exceptions to finding, and lastly, saying nothing about the profanity of all concerned at all stages of the finding, four hundred reasons of appeal,-he would use another adjective than "gladsome" to describe the effluence from that record.

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