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The natural and acquired Endowments requisite for the Study of the Law, taken
from a Pamphlet lately published, by a Barrifter. 1. A Quick conception and an easy taking accurate notes of the cases, A delivery.
arguments, and folemn judgments 2. A liberal education, with a thereon, and placing the fame under good memory. '
proper heads or titles. . 3. A sound judgment, and pali- 7. A competent knowledge of ence to distinguish the difference of special pleading, and of the civil and cases.
crown laws, with a perfect under4. Much study and close applica- standing of the law of evidence, tetion, to obtain a thorough know. nures, deeds, and operations thereof. ledge of the learned science or pro 8. A general knowledge of history, fession in all its various and compli- and the policies of government, men, cated branches.
manners, and customs. 5. Carefully reading of the best 9. Great command of temper, authors and the latest reports of and steadiness of mind and counte. good authority, and endeavouring nance ; much courage, tempered to distinguish the grounds or reasons with good manners. for the various determinations.
10. A good constitution, great 6. Frequent attendances on the affiduity, and temperance. feveral courts of law and equity, and
An Artificial Water for writing Letters of Secrecy. TAKE vitriol, finely powdered, strain it through a cloth, put the
put a little thereof into a new water into a dish that is wide enough ink-horn, pour clean water on it, and draw your writing through it, and after it has stood a little, write and you will read it as you do other therewith either on vellom or paper, writings ; and to make the secret and the writing cannot be seen any contents less liable to fufpicion, you other way, than by drawing the may write on the contrary side of letter through a water, wbich is the paper or parchment with black thus prepared : take a pint of wa- writing ink, matters of less confeter, put it into one ounce of pow- quence. dered galls, temper it together, and