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[‘ ‘ Chambers’s journal. ”] Occasionally very awkward consequences have been known to follow from acting on the spur of the moment. It is related of Lord Ellenborough that, when on one occasion he was about to set out on Circuit, his wife expressed a wish to accompany him, a proposition to which his Lordship assented, provided there were no bandbox tucked under the seat of his carriage, as he had too often found there had been when honored with her Ladyship’s company before. Accordingly they both set out together, but had not proceeded very far before the judge, stretching out his legs under the seat in front of him, kicked against one of the flimsy receptacles which he had specially prohibited. Down went the window with a bang, and out went the bandbox into the ditch. The startled coachman immediately commenced to pull up, but was ordered to drive on and let the thing lie were it was. They reached the Assize town in due course, and his Lordship proceeded to robe for the Court. “ And now, where’s my wig ? where’s my wig ?” he demanded, when everything else had been donned. “Your.wig, my Lord,” replied the servant tremulously, “ was in that bandbox your Lordship threw out of the window as we came along.”

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THE JUDGE’S WIG., Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 800, 23 November 1882

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THE JUDGE’S WIG. Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 800, 23 November 1882

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