If you had, you would have carried away both the bird and the horse; yet will I once more give you counsel. Go straight on, and in the evening you will arrive at a castle.
Then the fox came, and said, 'Pray kill me, and cut off my head and my feet.' But the young man refused to do it: so the fox said, 'I will at any rate give you good counsel: beware of two things; ransom no one from the gallows, and sit down by the side of no river.' Then away he went.
'Yes,' and forgot the fox's counsel, and sat down on the side of the river; and while he suspected nothing, they came behind, and threw him down the bank, and took the princess, the horse, and the bird, and went home to the king their master, and said.
"Trickster," she cried, "which of the gods have you been taking into your counsels now?
"Juno," replied the sire of gods and men, "you must not expect to be informed of all my counsels. You are my wife, but you would find it hard to understand them.
If such ill counsels are to prevail, we shall have no pleasure at our banquet.
Counsel usually begin in this way, because it puts the jury on the very best terms with themselves, and makes them think what sharp fellows they must be.
Let me tell him, gentlemen, that any gestures of dissent or disapprobation in which he may indulge in this court will not go down with you; that you will know how to value and how to appreciate them; and let me tell him further, as my Lord will tell you, gentlemen, that a counsel, in the discharge of his duty to his client, is neither to be intimidated nor bullied, nor put down; and that any attempt to do either the one or the other, or the first, or the last, will recoil on the head of the attempter, be he plaintiff or be he defendant, be his name Pickwick, or Noakes, or Stoakes, or Stiles, or Brown, or Thompson.'
It consisted of a short, comprehensive summary of the testimony, laying bare the artifice of the prisoner’s counsel
, and placing the facts in so obvious a light that they could not well be misunderstood.
My dear brother, Jehan hath made of your counsels
straw and dung to trample under foot.
DA 4856 formalizes counseling and assists in the establishment of clearly defined expectations and plans of action for both the counseled
and the counselor.
Cliff Greenblattis now vice president and general counsel
of TASC Inc.