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Lord Atkin, in Donoghue v Stevenson (1931), giving what would become a classic definition of the extent of the law of negligence.

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Lord Denning, discussing the Treaty of Rome in his judgment in H.P. Bulmer Ltd v J. Bollinger SA (1974)

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Henry Maine, 19th-century legal writer

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W. S. Gilbert, librettist of Iolanthe, in which the Lord Chancellor sings this song

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Lord Denning, in his book The Family Story (1981)

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Viscount Sankey, stating the principle of the presumption of innocence in Woolmington v DPP (1935)

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A. P. Herbert, politician, law reformer and humorist, in Uncommon Law (1935)

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John Mortimer, barrister and writer, in A Voyage Round My Father (1971)

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Lord Scarman, in Why Britain Needs a Written Constitution (1992)

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Bertrand Russell, in Sceptical Essays (1928) "The Recrudescence of Puritanism"

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Lord Denning, discussing contract clauses (in the days before the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977) in Spurling v Bradshaw (1956)

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Judicial oath, as sworn by judges on their appointment, from the Promissory Oaths Act 1868.

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Mervyn Griffith-Jones, prosecuting counsel, during his speech to the jury in the Lady Chatterley's Lover obscenity trial (1960)

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Magna Carta, clause 39 of the 1297 version, which is still in force