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Dove, Thomas

The learned counsel employed by Mr. Camperdown to give an opinion in the case of the Eustace diamonds. Mr. Dove’s opinion was written for Trollope by Charles Merewether.

"He was a thin man, over fifty years of age, very full of scorn and wrath, impatient of a fool, and thinking most men to be fools; afraid of nothing on earth,- and, so his enemies said, of nothing elsewhere; eaten up by conceit; fond of law, but fonder, perhaps, of dominion; soft as milk to those who acknowledged his power, but a tyrant to all who contested it; conscientious, thoughtful, sarcastic, bright-witted, and labourious" - The Eustace Diamonds