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"I was conducting a stranger round the Bencher's rooms at the MiddleTemple Hall [courts of law]," Hugh Hole once recalled. "We went up to a portrait of Lord Halsbury. I explained what a Lord Chancellor was. He said, 'I think the colours are not standing.' I ignored his comment but was glad he was interested and took him off to the inner Temple Bencher's rooms. 'This,' said I, "is the famous hanging judge, Henry Hawkins, Lord Brampton.' The modest man said he was sorry, but the colour had certainly not stood. I asked, with freezing hauteur, whether he was familiar with the picture. He said, diffidently, 'Well, yes. You see, I painted it.' He was the Hon. JohnCollier, MA."
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