Observations of Paris.

A little within this hall there is another goodly and beautiful roome, wherein the Judges sit in judgment : there do the Advocats and Civilians pleade, and discusse matters of controversie. There I saw two grave auncient Judges sit in judgment in their scarlet gownes, accompanied at the bench with many other Civilians that were attired in blacke gownes, with certaine tippets and formalities that they weare upon pleading days, as the badges of their profession. The roofe of this roome is very rich, being sumptuously gilt and embossed with an exceeding multitude of great and long bosses hanging downward, which were likewise gilt.

Citation Type  Prose
Citation Year 1602