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[Enter CRATINUs, rcading a brief.] Dicite, causidici, misero quid conjuge fiet?
CRATINUS."

Nullane tam magnis est medicina malis ? “ Demipho et e contra Phorinio-quinque minæ:"

CRITO.
Sed quis ehem! tun' hic, doctissime amice ? quid | Omnia mutantur: sordet sapientia avorum,

Atque hodie in pejus cuncta relapsa ruunt.
istue
Ornati est? Tun' hic carmina mæsta canis ?

Lex olim, ne quid caperet Respublica damni, Hem! miror quod tu hisce gemellis rite parentans

Uxorem modico plectere fuste dedit; Ricardo atque Johanni exequias celebres.

Hâc sed lege viro in sponsam est concessa potestas, Heu! miserande Charon, naulum prius exige, quàm te! Ne gravior proprio pollice virga foret; Emungant Britonum Nisus et Euryalus,

Sed ni forte velis artem excercere molendi, Vana duo simulacra, oculis incognita nostris :

Non tangenda hodie est fæmina, quicquid agat. Hegio.

Omnia mutantur; non vapulat amplius uxor Paulùm oculis forsan nota, sed haud loculis.

CHREMES.

Verbera sed misero dat truculenta viro; Enter DEMIPHO, with CRITO as his second counsel, and Mane“ Chreme dilecte" vocor-post prandia“Stilpho”— PHORMIO, his antagonist in the cause, following.]. i Mane rogat nummos-vespere dilapidat. CRATINUS.

Ah! simul ac Stilpho vocor, actum est-et mihi restat
Quin tu adsis animo-ecce cliens mihi Demipho, contrà i Nil nisi præcipiti vertere terga fuga.
Phormio, cui, si vis, tute patronus eris.

Dicite, nonne licet tantillas sumere pænas?
DEMIPHO.

CRITO.
Hem! tibi quis, parasite, patronus? Visne patronum ? | Ah! perquam dubium est-experiare licet-
(Hegio aside to PHORMIO.]

[Enter NAUSISTRATA, with a whip.] PHORMIO TO DEMIPHO.

NAUSISTRÁTA. Hegio

Stilpho, inquam, Stilpho! (Pho. to Chr.) Fac, si [Hegio, examining the letter of instructions PHOR vis scire, perîclum! MIO has just placed in his hands.]

SISTRATA. - numquid honorarium inest ? Nihil est. Quid facis hic? (Pho.) Quid agat? dicam ego. DEMIPHO to PHORMIO.

(Chr.) Quin taceas. Quis tibi testis adest? (Pho.) Testis ? quid somnia

CHREMES to NAUSISTRATA. narras

Hem! collaudabam me, fortunasque meas, cui Non mihi teste opus est-sum mihi testis ego.

Uxor tam juvenis tamque venusta foret. Omnia mutantur: proprias res ordine certo

PHORMIO. Coram judicibus pandere cuiqne datur.

Laudabatque tuas patinas, opsonia. (Chr.) Quæ tu | DEMIPHO.

Hâc, si vis, poteris nocte probare-silent. Hegio, an hoc verum est ? (HEG.) Verum. (DEM.) NAUSISTRATA proves herself the better half, and drices Verumne, Cratine?

her lord of the stage. Meanwhile, in the background, CRATINUS.

Dorio, a returned ticket-of-leare" convict, has been Non verum. (Dem.) Quid ais tu, Crito? (Cri.) renewing his old practices by easing the young lawyers Res dubia est.

and other loungers in the court of their handkerchiefs DEMIPIO.

and snuff-boxes.-Geta, a policeman, on the watch.] Hem ! probe-at, at, ni prospiciam mihi, lubrica res est;

DEMIPHO. Nil non jurabit Phormio, ut est nebulo!

Perditur intereà argentum-si Dorio adessetHeus! potius lites quam secter, judice nullo,

Sed quem? certe idem est : Dorio, tune redux? Quindenas (æquom est), Phormio, redde minas.

Dorio.
PHORMIO.

Me patriæ reddit “remeatûs tessera”-[producing his Ex nihilo nil fit-non vos mihi ludificavi

ticket of leave.] DEMIPHO.

(GETA). Quid sit Quàm vellem corium ludificare tuum !

Scire velis? Furum plurima sunt genera-
PHORMIO.

“Sunt bona, sunt quædam mediocria, sunt mala plura," Psaltriam habere potes quam forsan Phædria cedet; Pessimus at mos est omnibus unus-edunt. Dorio habet nummos-Dorio fac veniat.

Ergo ne nimio pereat respublica sumptu,
HEGIO.

Quos delictorum pænituisse liquet,
Damnatus furti, nullâ mercede, metalla

Hos revocat patria, ut, purgato crimine, rectâ
Effodit Australi Dorio vinctus agro-

Insistant iterum furque latroque via.
DEMIPHO.

Hos sed adhuc pascit populus, solvitque tributa,
Dorio in exilium ! (HEGIO). Nil sacrilego nebuloni Indirecta licet sint, onerosa satis.
· Profuit eloquium consiliumque meum.

Dorio.

Confiteor cùm non “recte" ditescere possem, [Enter CHREMES agitated from his own house.]

Me “ quocunque modo" rem meruisse meam ;
DEMIPHO.

Meque mei “memores alios fecisse merendo,"
Opportunus ades, frater; te quærimus ipsum ;-

Et socium sceleris sæpe habuisse Getam;
CHREMES.

Sed nunc factorum me pænitet ante malorum,
Atqui plus opus te mihi, teque, Crito:

Pænitet et sceleris, pænitet atque Getæ. Omnia conturbat Nausistrata; mente repostum Non, ut vos captem, loquor hæc, mihi credite; multis Lemniacum crimen nocte dieque manet.

Furtivum ingenium frons speciosa tegit. Nostra domus Lemni minus est habitabilis antris Est reditùs mihi nempe licentia sumpta pudenterTu sequeris lites, frater; ego fugio.

[Dorio here picks DEMIPHO's pocket-GETA seizes him.] Plurimus accumbit mensis conviva, meisque

GETA. Est epulis totâ lautius urbe nihil;

| Ah! scelus hæc etiam sumpta pudenter erant: . At cujus sumptu fiunt hæc cuncta, marito

En ! sudaria Sætaba, Serica-[prulling the prirloined artiEst soli vetitum participare dapes.

cles from his pocket.] Interea obtundens fidibus citharistria raucis

HEgio to Dorio. Aures, mane, die, vespere, nocte, sonat.

Visne patronum? Forsitan hanc emeret leno, si promptus adesset, Sed quid ? ubi est ? abiit-perditur-an potis est ? Quincenasque mihi redderet usque minas.

[Feeling for his lost snuff-box.]

.

GETA.

| parties aggrieved ?-I should by no means lay down Quid? (HEGIO). Pyxis mea! (GETA). Quam cum the rule that the refusal of the consent of the party, or Dorio vendiderit, tu

the opposition of the party, to the case being proceeded Eloquii capies præmia digna tui.

with, should be binding upon the public prosecutor; DEMIPHO.

but I should leave it to his discretion, so as not to make Omria mutantur certè:-sed adeste, patroni ;

it imperative upon him to go on merely because an In jus, si placeat, Phormio, eamus. (PHORMIO). offence had been committed. Ohe!

Lord Stanley.—You would not leave absolutely in In jus? in cænam placet ire, et jus eat in me;

the hands of the aggrieved party the option of overVas vadibus, testam testibus antefero.

looking the offence ? Certainly not; and for one reason, Nec tibi sint odio mutatæ, Demipho, leges,

among others, that the aggrieved party might refuse, Mutatas idem spiritus intus alit.

not only from motives of delicacy and of personal feelOmne novum poscit sibi convenientia sæclum,

ing, and dislike to bring it forward, but from sordid Stet modo Libertas, et sine labe Fides.

motives, either of fear or of money. Gratia Diis, nondum mos est mutatus edendi;

The Lord Advocate. It would enable a rich party to In me post cænam mitior esse potes.

| buy up his crimes ?-No doubt.. Virtus post nummos? virtus post prandia--pransi

Mr. Watson.- Are you aware that the evidence is Munera dant homines, vera loquuntur, amant. very imperfect in a large number of cases of committals DEMIPHO.

by magistrates throughout the country ?-I am quite Fiat--at hìc maneat rerum immutabilis ordo,

aware of it; it is very often most imperfect. I believe Dam colimus nati, quæ coluêre patres.

a very great improvement in the administration of jusPræscriptum gaudet servare Terentius orbem,

tice (it does not apply so much to committing magisQuadruplicemque explet nostra Thalia vicem. trates as to sessions) would be the adoption of the plan Hec eadem solito resonant subsellia plausu,

in England which is almost universal in Ireland, of a Et notos repetunt pulpita læta jocos.

professional chairman of sessions. I believe in almost Acta manent moresque loci ; sed præterit actor,

every county in Ireland, with one or two exceptions, Cui vice plus unâ fabula nulla datur.

the assistant barrister is chosen voluntarily by the maNos qui spectamur posthâc spectabimus; isdem

gistrates to be the chairman of the sessions. When Mutatâ ripis labitur amnis aquâ.

I originally framed the County Court Act in 1830, Quod vos fecistis, faciet quod serior ætas,

and afterwards in 1831 and 1832, a provision was inVos facimus; vestris moribus adsit honos.

serted placing the county court judge (he was then Romanæ exemplar linguæ, quid denique prosit,

called the local court judge, or judge in ordinary) in Virtus an vitium, fabula nostra monet.

the commission without qualification, with the express Tollentur vitæ jam mox aulæa-gerendus

view, stated at the time, of his being chosen as the proSeu nobis soccus, sive cothurnus erit.

fessional chairman of the sessions; and by the less exQuicquid erit, nocte hâc sententia vestra precamur tensive bill afterwards brought in by Lord Lyndhurst In nostrum evadat lenis, ut ante, gregem.

in 1845 or 1846, and which, improved, is now the law, Causa perorata est : concurrat dextera læve,

the same provision was inserted; and the county court Phormio nec timeat judicis ora sui.

judge always may be, and I believe generally is, in the commission of the peace; but I am told that in no one instance have the magistrates ever chosen him for their

chairman. PUBLIC PROSECUTORS.

Does your Lordship see any objection to the commit

ting magistrate being one of the bench of magistrates (Continued from p. 504).

who try the prisoner if he is committed 2-Yes; I have

considerable doubts whether he ought to be. It sigLord Stanley.--Do you consider it desirable that the nifies very little if it is a large bench; but I think, upon public prosecutor should interfere and take the initia- the whole, it is better not to be so. I know it is a very tive in cases of injury, where the parties aggrieved do common opinion that he ought not to be. not themselves desire to institute proceedings ?-I should Mr. W. Ewart --Can your Lordship compare the be inclined to think generally not. I can conceive a system of public prosecution pursued in France with case in which it would be very painful to the party in- that in Scotland ? I cannot say that I know enough jured, and would be a great aggravation of the injury of either system to make a very accurate comparison ; which he has received, if it were to be brought before particularly of the French system. The office of Prothe public. One can conceive cases of slander, cases of cureur-General, the old Procureur du Roi, is a very imlibel, cases even of personal violence, where the party portant office, and the consideration of it is attended would much rather put up with the injury he had re- with a good deal of difficulty. I believe it to have ceived than be dragged before a court of justice as a been the model of the office of Lord Advocate. I bewitness.

lieve it was very much upon that that the office of The Attorney-General.-Might not that be safely left Lord Advocate in Scotland was established, and among to the discretion of a proper public person ?-Certainly.other things one analogy rather leads to this conclu

On the other hand, let me put this class of cases. sion; it is a trifle, but it shews the similarity. The There may be cases of personal violence of a serious Lord Advocate in my time used always to be in the character, in which, from fear, or from other motives, robing-room of the judges, to robe with the judges; the parties injured may not wish to come forward, but and accordingly in a civil law case, at the Judicial which at the same time operate injurious upon society; Committee of the Privy Council, when the Queen's particularly cases in which brutality has been shewn Advocate, answering to the Lord Advocate, is present, by husbands to their wives, and sometimes by parents he remains in while the judges are making up their to their children; in such cases the women would be minds upon their judgment-a prize cause, for instance. unwilling to bring them before the public for prosecu- So in France the Procureur du Roi has certain quasi tion; but at the same time it would be right, and judicial functions; he is called a magistrate, and when everybody would so feel it, that a prosecution should strangers have withdrawn, the Procureur du Roi, the be instituted. Would it not be dangerous to lay down public prosecutor, remains with the Court, as he does a rule, that in cases of personal injury the public pro- in Scotland. That is so even in civil cases; and that secutor should not interfere without the consent of the is the most difficult part of the subject, and what to a

foreigner is the least intelligible, as to the limits of his , allowing the advocate, the public prosecutor, to interoffice; he sums up the case, even in common cases, rogate the prisoner; whether, after all, the interrogawhere he is not employed, but is merely Procureur- tion of the prisoner may not be the very best means of General: he gives the Court the benefit of his advice. ascertaining the true state of the case ?-I am perfectly

The Attorney-General.-He is a sort of amicus curiæ ? | clear that some change in our law upon this subject, -A general amicus curiæ.

some relaxation, is absolutely necessary. My only Is it not the great objection to the French system that objection to the French procedure is, that it is the the Procureur du Roi is not only the public prosecutor, worst possible mode of doing it-namely, making the but is apparently one of the judges, and that he is too | judge himself, with all his judicial functions, and chaapt to use his quasi judicial power as auxiliary to his racter, and weight, the person to put these questions. functions as public prosecutor?--As to the French cri- There was a most able paper of the late Lord Denman minal procedure, with the exception of having a public in the Edinburgh Review many years ago upon this prosecutor, and one or two other advantages over us, it subject, in which it was thoroughly discussed, and, as is exceedingly bad. Their criminal law is very good, might be supposed, most ably discussed; but I do not but it is impossible to conceive a much worse criminal think he goes so far there as to say that our system is procedure. There is no power of bail, for instance. I at all perfect, or anything near it; and I think it is have known a most respectable man dragged through quite compatible with the views which he takes that three or four departments, and imprisoned for three or there should be a power given of examining the prifour months till the assizes caine on, against whom soner. One mode which has sometimes struck me as there was not the shadow of a charge; everybody ad- being a step towards it, and which might be safely mitted that, but there was no power of bailing, because taken, is, to give an optional power to the prisoner to the power of bailing is in proportion, not to the station be examined if he choose..... of the party, or the probability of his being guilty or Still, by that means he might be acquitted in this not guilty, but to the amount of the punishment which way, that not knowing beforehand what statements he would be inflicted should he be found guilty: nothing was about to make, the prosecutor would not be precan be more absurd than that.

pared with evidence to rebut those statements, which Mr. Phillimore.-Did your Lordship ever read the pre- might produce a certain impression upon the jury, and liminary discussions to the Code Napoleon with regard carry the point at the moment; whereas if the man, to the subject of the Procureur-General ?-I have read prior to the trial, were subject to an examination on a great deal of that book, and a most interesting work the part of the public prosecutor, then if he stated it is; and I will take the liberty of mentioning the au- | things falsely, you could have and could desire no thority of it, so far as regards a very interesting part of better indicize of his guilt than the falsehood which it, namely, the Emperor Napoleon's own observations he had stated. At all events it would have weight. in the course of the discussion. I asked a question of Therefore I am anxious to put it to your Lordship, the French Arch-Chancellor, Cambaceres, many years who is so great an authority upon those matters, ago, in the year 1817; we were speaking of this book, whether, however vicious it might be to make the and I said, touching the parts which related to Buona- judge the interrogator, if he were there to hold the parte, “ Monseigneur, est-ce d'une fidélité parfaite?" scales, it might not be desirable to subject the man to He said, “ Plutôt d'une fidélité discrète;" and nothing, examination; just the same as if any one of us had a I believe, could be more correct than that. Nothing servant upon whose character or conduct we were to was put down there that he had not said, but a great pass judginent, the first thing we should do, if we deal was left out which he had said. I wrote that in thought it necessary, would be to examine him himthe title-page of my copy of the Conference du Code. self; and I do not see why that course should not be .... One of my resolutions suggests giving a power to adopted ?-Nor I either; and you will observe that as the committing magistrate to cause to be advanced a it now stands the prosecutor is subject to the fullest certain moderate sum for the expenses of bringing wito examination; the defendant is not subject to any..... nesses. I am quite sure, from all I have both seen at My opinion is, that self-crimination is no objection to the bar, and heard of by conversing with professional a witness, if it is not in his own case, but in another men who have much greater experience in criminal person's case. I think that a witness ought to be practice than I ever had, that great hardship is done to compellable to answer questions, though criminating prisoners from the want of evidence; every man in the himself, if he is the witness of another party; but that Profession must be aware of that.

his answer should not be given in evidence against The Lord Advocate.-In Scotland, if a man has im- himself. portant evidence to bring forward, and it is not able to

(To be continued). be produced, we inform him that if he brings up his witnesses, and we think at the conclusion of the trial they were proper witnesses to be examined, he will be

The Lord Chancellor has been pleased to appoint allowed the expenses : that is done very frequently: Robert Wilfred Skeffington Lutwidge, Esq., Barrister but we never pay until after the trial, and until after at Law, a Commissioner in Lunacy, vice James William we have seen that these witnesses ought to have been Mylne, Esq., deceased. brought. Sometimes the prosecutor brings up the wit COMMISSIONER TO ADMINISTER OATHS ix CHANCERY.-nesses himself, at his own expense – The worst of all / The Lord Chancellor has appointed William Gresham, the practices in the French procedure is this-worse Gent., of No.32, Castle-street, Holborn, a London Comstill than not allowing the power of bail-namely, the missioner to administer oaths in the High Court of torture and question which the prisoner is put to upon Chancery. bis trial by the judge.

THE LATE MR. COWLING.–The Deputy High StewardThe Attorney-General.—The judge constantly con- ship of the University of Cambridge, which has become verting himself, in the sort of intellectual contest which vacant by the death of Mr. John Cówling, Barrister at is going on between them, into an advocate. As your Law, is, it is said, likely to be conferred upon Mr. Jolin Lordship has adverted to that, I will take the oppor- George Shaw Lefevre, M. A., of Trinity College, Astunity of asking if you have ever considered whether sistant Clerk of the Parliaments. Mr. Lefevre was one might not steer a middle course, not allowing the Senior Wrangler in 1818, and is a younger brother of judge to interrogate the prisoner, whereby the judge the Speaker of the House of Commons. The post of forgets his judicial impartiality, and that he has to Standing Counsel to the University has also become hold the balance, but keeping the judge as judge, and vacant by the death of Mr. Cowling.

TUESDAY, Dec. 25.

ham, aud. ac. and div.-John Biddle, Leicester, glove manu.

facturer, Jan. 15 at half-past 10, Nottingham, aud. ac.-Geo. BANKRUPTS.

Donisthorpe, Syston, Leicestershire, grocer, Jan. 29 at halfGUSTAV HASSE, Railway-place, Fenchurch-street, mer. past 10, Nottingham, aud. ac.-Richard Hardey, Kingston.

chant, (trading under the style or firm of G. Hasse & Co.), upon-Hull, merchant, Jan. 16 at 12, Leeds, and. ac.- John Jan. 4 at 12, and Feb. 8' at half-past 11, London: Off. Rogers, Laurence Pountney-lane, commission agent, Jan. 15 Ass. Cannan; Sols. Lawrance & Co., 14, Old Jewry at 11, London, div.-Robt. Kimpton, Crescent, Jewin-street, chambers, Old Jewry.-Pet. f. Dec. 22.

Cripplegate, jeweller, Jan. 15 at 11, London, div.--Harry JAMES WOODROFFE, Leather-lane, Holborn, licensed Wooldridge, Strand, publisher, Jan. 15 at 12, London, div.

rictualer, Jan. 4 at half-past 11, and Feb. 8 at 12, Lon. | Buchanan Balfour, St. Mary-axe, Leadenhall-street, underdon: Off. Ass. Cannan; Sols. Overbury & Peek, 4, Fre. writer, Jan. 15 at half past li, London, div.-William Dent, derick's-place, Old Jewry.- Pet. f. Dec. 17.

Newcastle-street, Strand, lead merchant, Jan. 15 at 12, LonJAMES THOMAS MURRAY, Lower James-st., Golden don, div.-William Dixey, Bradwell-near-the-Sea, Essex,

square, pianoforte maker, Jan. 5 at 12, and Feb. 8 at half- | innkeeper, Jan. 15 at 12, London, div.-Emile Morinière past 11, London: Of. Ass. Pennell; Sols. Linklater & Demaisse and Henry Thomas Wooler, Bucklersbury, mer. Co., 17, Sise-lane. -Pet. f. Dec. 22.

chants, Jan. 15 at 1, London, fin. div.-John Thos. Archer, JOSEPH HENRY WETTONE, Oxford-street, St. Mary Portobella-lane, Notting-bill, Bayswater, licensed victualler, lebone, bookseller, Jan. 5 and Feb. 8 at 11, London: Off. Jan. 15 at 12, London, div.- Richard Hoyes, West Cowes, Ass. Nicholson; Sol. Scarman, 54, Coleman-street.- Pet. Isle of Wight, postmaster, Jan. 21 at 1, London, div.-Joseph f. Dec. 21.

Littleford, High-street, and Nottingham-mews, High-street, CHARLES SHARP, Albion-road East, Stoke Newington, Marylebone, livery-stable keeper, Jan. 21 at 1, London,

late of Lime-street, wholesale ironmonger, Jan. 8 at 2, and div.—John Overbury, Frederick's place, Old Jewry, woollen Feb. 5 at 12, London: Off. Ass. Edwards ; Sols. Wood. warehouseman, Jan. 17 at half-past 11, London, div.ward, March, Ely, Cambridgeshire; Taylor & Co., 28, Robert Gray, Bishop's Waltham, Southampton, corn merchant, Great James-street, Bedford-row.-Pet. f. Dec. 12. Jan. 17 at half-past 12, London, div. - William Shackell, THOMAS HENRY RYLAND, Birmingham, wood turner, Regent's-canal, St. Pancras, and Hammersmith, naphtha ma.

Jan. 16 and Feb. 6 at half-past 10, Birmingham: Off. Ass.nufacturer, Jan. 18 at ll, London, div.-Joseph Grave, Christie; Sols. Motteram & Knight, Birmingham.-Pet. d. | Manchester, warehouseman, Jan, 15 at 12, Manchester, div. Dec. 19.

-Philip Rufford, Francis Rufford, and Chas. John Wragge, TIMOTHY SPRAY, Lenton, Nottinghamshire, lace manu- bankers, Jan. 23 at half-past 10, Birmingham, fin. div. sep.

facturer, Jan. 8 and 29 at half past 10, Nottingham: Off. est. of F. Rufford; Feb. 13 at half-past 10, fin. div. joint est. Ass. Harris ; Sols. Brewster & Son, Nottingham; Motteram 1-Henry Anderson, Leicester, manufacturer of carved frames, & Knight, Birmingham.- Pet. d. Dec. 18.

Jan. 22 at half-past 10, Nottingham, div.-Joseph Poppleton, PATRICK FARRELL, Salford, contractor, Jan. 9 and Feb. 4 Leicester, worsted yarn spinner, Jan. 22 at half past 10, Not

at 12, Manchester : Off. Ass. Pott; Sols. Sale & Co., Man. tingham, div.-Jos. Asher, Old Dalby, Leicestershire, miller, chester.- Pet. f. Dec. 21.

Jan. 29 at half past 10, Nottingham, div.-John Bates and JOHN NEWSOME, Dewsbury, Yorkshire, woollen manu- Eduard Bower, Leicester, lambs'-wool spinners, Jan. 22 at

facturer, Jan. 14 and Feb. 11 at 12, Leeds: Off. Ass. half-past 10, Nottingham, div.
Hope; Sols. Chadwick, Dewsbury; Barrett, Leeds.- Pet.
d. Dec. 21.

CERTIFICATES. JAMES WILLIAM GREGORY, Halifax, Yorkshire, grocer, To be allowed, unless Cause be shewn to the contrary on or (also trading with Thomas Gregory and Richard Reynolds

before the Day of Meeting. Gregory, at Shelf, Halifax, worsted spinners, under the firm Samuel Jonas, Houndsditch, and New-street, Gravel-lane, of Thomas Gregory & Brothers), Jan. 14 and Feb. 11 at

Houndsditch, draper, Jan. 16 at 1, London.-Benjamin half-past 12, Leeds: Off. Ass. Hope; Sols. Bennett, Hali.

Parker, Albany-road, Camberwell, builder, Jan. 16 at 12, fax; Bond & Barwick, Leeds.- Pet. d. Dec. 21.

London.-William Rich and Robert Hannah, Park-lane, JOHN PATTINSON, Bishopwearmouth, Durhamn, builder,

Middlesex, tailors, Jan. 16 at half-past 1, London.--Herbert Jan. 8 and Feb. 15 at 12, Newcastle-upon-Tyne : Off. Ass.

George James and John James, Leadenhall-street, engineers, Baker; Sol. Kidson, Sunderland.-Pet. f. Dec. 21.

Jan. 17 at half-past 12, London.--George Tennant, Market. JOHN RICHARDSON the younger, Cockermouth, Cum.

street, Westminster, licensed victualler, Jan. 17 at 1l, Lonberland, common brewer, Jan. 8 and Feb. 12 at 11, New.

don.- Alfred Dixon Toovey, Aldermanbury, wholesale sta. castle-upon-Tyne : Off. Ass. Baker; Sols. Steel & Waugh,

tioner, Jan. 17 at 12, London.-Christopher Becket, ManCockermouth; Watson, Newcastle-upon-Tyne; Bischoft &

chester, brewer, Jan. 17 at 12, Manchester.-Chas. Clayton, Co., 19, Coleman-street, London.-- Pet. f. Dec. 5.

Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, ironfounder, Jan. 24 at halfMEETINGS.

past 12, Birmingham.--John Brownhill, Tipton, Stafford. Newyear Lawty Dawson, Macclesfield, Cheshire, grocer,

shire, boot maker, Jan. 24 at half-past 12, Birmingham.Jan. 10 at 12, Manchester, last ex.--- Richard B. Fletcher,

Thomas Baker, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, butcher, Jan. Shaw Edge, Crompton, Lancashire, cotton spinner, Jan. 4 at 24 at half-past 12, Birmingham. 12, Manchester, last ex.- George Weatherhead, Newcastle

To be granted, unless an appeal be duly entered. upon Tyne, joiner, Jan. 4 at 1, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, last ex.-- Frederick Long, King-street, Cheapside, warehouseman,

Peter Poland, Bread-street, Cheapside, furrier.—Joseph Jan 15 at 1, London, aud. ac.-Samuel Seal, Little Queen.

Gill, King-street, Camden-town, licensed victualler.- Henry strdet, Holborn, earthenware dealer, Jan. 4 at 11, London,

Lee Fry, Plymouth, carver.- John Hobson, Leeds, Yorkshire, aud. ac.- Thomas Whitford Nichols, York-road, Battersea,

grocer.-Thomas Linfoot, York, builder.-William Keeling, candle manufacturer, Jan. 4 at 12, London, aud. ac.-George

Birmingham, merchant.-Richard Jarvis, Wolverhampton, Edward Neal, Pembury, Kent, innkeeper, Jan. 4 at 12,

1. Pemburu. Kent' innkeeper Jan. 4 at 12. Staffordshire, warehouseman,-Henry Clarke, Church Stret. London, and, ac.-Benjamin Hayne and Charles Hayne, ton, Shropshire, seedsman.-Barnett Behrens, Birmingham, Upper Whitecross-street and Aldersgate-street, carpenters,

general dealer. Jan. 4 at 12, London, aud. ac.-Joseph Moses, Lambeth

PETITION ANNULLED. Lower Marsh, glass dealer, Jan. 4 at 1, London, aud. ac.

John Danks, Great Bridge, Staffordshire, timber merchant. Michael Jones, Oxford-street, grocer, Jan. 4 at 12, London, aud. ac.-Wm. Osler, Earl-street, Finsbury-square, cab pro

PARTNERSHIP DISSOLVED. prietor, Jan. 4 at 12, London, aud. ac.-Thos. Reed, George. T. M. Loveland and Geo. Tash. Tweed, Lincoln's-innstreet, Mile-end New-town, shaft manufacturer, Jan. 4 at 12,

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SWEET'S LIMITED LIABILITY ACT, 1855.

DIRECTORS.
Now published, in 1 vol. 12mo., price 98. cloth,

Francis Hart Dyke, Esq., Chairman.
THE LIMITED LIABILITY ACT, 1855, and the Acts

Henry Hulse Berens, Esq., Deputy Chairman. 1 for the Registration, Incorporation, and Regulation of Joint John Dixon, Esq.

Stewart Marjoribanks, Esq. stock Companies, (7 & 8 Vict. c. 110, and 10 & 11 Vict. c. 78), under

Sir W. M. T. Farquhar, Bart. John Martin, Esq., M.P. which Companies with Limited Liability are to be formed. With an

Sir Walter R. Farquhar, Bart. Rowland Mitchell, Esq. Introduction, Notes, Forms, and Index, By GEORGE SWEET, Esq.,

Thomson Hankey, jun., Esq.M.P. James Morris, Esq. of the Inner Temple, Barrister at Law.

John Harvey, Esq.

Henry Norman, Esq.
CONTENTS.

John G. Hubbard, Esq.

Henry R. Reynolds, Esq. I. INTRODUCTION.-1. Liability of Ordinary Partners - Sharing George Johnstone, Esq.

John Thornton, Esq. Profits-Provisional Committeemen.-2. Joint-stock Companies at the John Labouchere, Esq.

James Tulloch, Esq. Common Law, by Charter or Letters-patent, and by Private Act. --3. The John Loch, Esq.

Henry Vigne, Esq. Joint-stock Companies Registration Act-- Provisional and Complete

AUDITORS. Registration-Duties, Liabilities, and Powers of Promoters, Share

A. W. Robarts, Esq.

Henry Sykes Thornton, Esq. holders, and Directors-Contracts, Bills of Exchange, &c.-4. Com

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LIFE DEPARTMENT.- Under the provisions of an act of Parliament, II. THE STATUTES, WITI NOTES, &c.-7 & 8 Vict. c. 110; 10 & 11 this Company now offers to future Insurers FOUR-FIFTHS of the PROVict. c. 78; 18 & 19 Vict. c. 133,- List of Forms for Registration, and FITS, with QUINQUENNIAL DIVISION, or a Low RATE OF PREMIUM Scale of Fees.

without participation of Profits. III. APPENDIX.-Precedents of Deed of Settlement- Abstract of and The next Division of Profits will be declared in June, 1860. when all Schedule to Deed-Supplementary Deed for obtaining Limited Liability Participating Policies which shall have subsisted at least one year at -Declaration by Promoters-Petition and License to hold Land.-Ob Christmas, 1859, will be allowed to share in the Profits. servations on the Rule for ascertaining the Debtor in Mercantile Trans At the five Divisions of Profits made by this Company, the total actions.-Index.

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West Indies, the British Colonies, and the northern parts of the United SMITH, Esq.

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Agents throughout the Kingdom; otherwise they become void.

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