In the beginning of dinner, the party being small and the room still, these motes from the mass of a magistrate’s mind fell too noticeably.
What feeling he, as a magistrate who had taken in so many ideas, could make room for, was unmixedly kind.
It must be either publicly by setting the magistrate and coroner to work, or privately by questioning Lydgate.
I am a good deal occupied as a magistrate, and in the collection of documentary evidence, but I regard my time as being at the disposal of the public—and, in short, my friends have convinced me that a chaplain with a salary—a salary, you know—is a very good thing, and I am happy to be able to come here and vote for the appointment of Mr. Tyke, who, I understand, is an unexceptionable man, apostolic and eloquent and everything of that kind—and I am the last man to withhold my…
"I’ll swear to every one of you before the magistrate.
"As to poachers like Trapping Bass, you know, Chettam," he continued, as they were entering, "when you are a magistrate, you’ll not find it so easy to commit.
"You see," said the able magistrate to Lydgate, when they were outside the door, "Casaubon has been a little narrow: it leaves him rather at a loss when you forbid him his particular work, which I believe is something very deep indeed—in the line of research, you know.
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The local magistrate insisted on a cash payment for the speeding ticket.