chapter  1
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THE DEFINITION OF EQUITY

Key Judgment Lord Eldon: ‘…The doctrines of the Court of Chancery ought to be well settled, and made as uniform, almost as those of the common law, laying down fixed principles, but taking care that they are to be applied according to the circumstances of each case…nothing would inflict on me greater pain in quitting this place than the recollection that I had done anything to justify the reproach that the equity of this court varies like the Chancellor’s foot.’