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History of Sangamon County Bar; online

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themselves and their profession the lawyers will make the safest
guides in the future as well as in the past.

Like the other professions, the law is becoming so crowded
that success calls for close application, and hard, very hard, work.

Lord Eldon said, "Who would be a great lawyer must live like
a hermit and work like a horse," but it is not quite so bad as that
now.

The true representative of the legal profession will never forget
that, after all, his proper function is to aid the court in the ad-
ministration of justice.

And justice is the greatest thing in the world.

Justice includes all the virtues. Without justice there can be
no true liberty.

Justice is the very flower — the crown — the glory of civilization.

There can be no higher duty cast on the citizen than the duty
cast on the lawyer to aid the court in the administration of Dis-
tributive Justice.

To that duty, I trust, the members of the Sangamon County
Bar will ever prove true.

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