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Boyd v. Hawksley single work   poetry   "All lawyers cunning are, 'tis said;"
Issue Details: First known date: 1846... 1846 Boyd v. Hawksley
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'Ironical comments on Boyd's lawyer.' (Webby) In October 1846 Benjamin Boyd brought a charge of libel against the Sydney Chronicle over a letter signed 'Robin Hood', published in the 23 September 1846 issue of the newspaper. The case, Boyd v. Hawksley, was first heard in Sydney, New South Wales, in late October 1846 with G. Cooper Turner acting as Boyd's attorney. The writer of this poem heard the arguments in court but 'found these .. insufferably dry' and wrote this 'panegyric on the overgrown zeal of Mr. G. Cooper Turner'.


  • Poem published as part of a correspondence.

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  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Sydney Chronicle vol. 4 no. 321 31 October 1846 Z1896544 1846 newspaper issue 1846 pg. 2
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