chapter  16
CRABTREE AND THE LAW
WithJ. A. C. Thomas
Pages 8

To dilate upon Crabtree and the law required arduous research. At an early stage, I thought that I had struck gold. For I immediately traced an elusive but important-indeed indispensable-influence in the formation of our poet, his mother! When I took-as I am wont to do-the third volume of Atkinson’s Chancery Reports from the shelf, there at p. 680 in the year 1747 was the case of CRABTREE v. BRAMBLE.