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Kitson, W., 75

M‘Gibbon, J., 89 Kleft, P., 154

M'Intosh, W., 250 Knight, G., 458

Mackey, A. A., & Holt, N. - J., 138, 475

J. W., 475
T., 258, 290

MoKim, R., 264
T. U., 314

M‘Kinnell, C., 188
R., & Knight, A., Maclean, D., 280
jun., 205

--- M., 8 -- T., & Knight, M. T., Macnaghton, F., & Beattie,

A., 205 Knights, J., 75

Macqueen, F., 297 Knowles, s., 176

M'Roberts, W., 256 Knox, J., 65

M'Shane, P., 356
Koch, J. E.C., 357

Maddock, R., 330
Maguire, T., 89
Makins, W. T., & Puckering,

S., 314

Mallett, W., 216
Lafargue, A. H., & Polden, Malpas, C., 500
G., 280

Mann, Robert, 475
Lake, w., 338

Marcus, H. J., & Naylor, J., Lamb, J., 468

258 Lambert, R., 54

Markham, R. D., 205 Lamont, J., 365

Marks, D., 22 Lancaster, W., 365

Marsden, R., 164 Lang, J., Milnes, J., Wilby,

W., 411 J., & Brook, G., 356 Marsh, T., 470 Langford, G., 104

Marsland, H., 126 Langley, H. C., 138

Marston, J., 475 Latham, s. M., 152

Martin, A., 89 Lawrence, w., 9

Mason, A. W. J., 297 Laws, J., 162

Massey, J., 34, 44 Lea, R., 478

Mathews, J. A. T., & Smithis, Lead, J., 250

E. B., 164 Leaman, A. V., & Andrew, Matthews, T., 138 W., 206

-- J., & Toms, W., Leasor, J., 461

517 Leather, G., & Wardle, C. | Maud, W., 9 W., 162

Maw, 409 Lee, W., & Howard, J., 388 May, J., 487 Lees, R., 189

Mayhew, H. 290 Lemon, W. B., 190

Mears, J., 433 Lenormand, V.S. U., 21 Melhuish, J., 34 Leonard, H., 475

Mellanby, J., 52 Lerew, W. H., 417

Melton, T,, 264 Lester, J., 468

Mercer, T., 330 Levi, D., 470

Merrett, W. G., 322 Levy, H., 8

Metcalfe, T., 63 .N., 188

Metford, J., 78 Lewis, G., 338

---J., jun., 34
J., 367

Meunier, L., 322
R., 54

Middleton, G., 24
Lhoyds, R. C., 437

Milnes, J., Lang, J., Wilby, Lilley, E., 290

J., & Brook, T., 356 Line, R. B., 330

Miller, J., 322 Linley, E., & Linley, A., 189 - J., 174 Linnit. J.. 24

W., 154 Littler, S., 104

Millner, J., 65 Lock, W., & Tomlins, C.,255 | Mills, W., 145 Locks, w., 218

- R., & Puckle, G., 190 Lonergan, W., 258

Milton, S., 305 Longbottom, W., & Bentley,

Miskin, J. R., 236 R., 75

Mitchell, B. P., 523 Longfield, G., 256

.. W., 226, 313 Longhurst, w., 330

Moir, G., 75 Lord, A., 146

- R., 136 - J., 266

Molyneux, W., 264 Lowis, T., 487

Moon, J. G., 461 Luck, G., & Croft, W., 498 Moore, C., 322 Lumley, G., 250

J. P., 533 Luntley, P.J., 524

T., 419 Lupton, T., & Lupton, W.B., Morel, D. A., 258 89

Morgan, E., 97 Lyddon, J. S., 258

- W., 367 Morley, H. R., 145

-. T., 510 M.

-- W. M., 367

Morphew, W., 116 M'Dowall, w., 205

Morris, H., 250 - W., & Brown, R.,

J. C., 303 297

- J., 126, 468

Morris, J. B., 533

Page, J., 189

— R. H., 206 - T., 351

- S., 409 Mortimer, J., 338

- P. F., & Page, P. N., W, H., 313

272
Morton, W., 432

Paine, J. D., 227
Mott, J., & Gammage, T., 500 Palmer, H. J., 475
Mottram, P., 164

- J., 299
Mousley, J., 522

W., 444
Moyle, C., 46

Pannell, w., 330
Mundy, E., 323

Paris, R., 22
Muggeridge, H., 8

Parker, C., 176
Mullett, W., 409

Parkinson, R., jun., 475

R., 321

Parnell, H., 313
N.
Nail, J., 36

Parratt, H., 409
— J. H., 44

Parsons, J., 162
Nash, M. O., 525

Partridge, J., 255
- R. L., & Tate, H., 323 Pascoe, J. T., 52
Nayler, R., 315

Pattie, D., 467
Naylor, H. M., 54

Patterson, J., 321
— J., & Marcus, H. J.,

Pattinson, R., 250
258

Payne, G. P., 44
Neale, J., Smith, N., & Holt,

--- J., 303
T. L., 255

-- J., 499
Needham, Hon. F. H., 46

R. K., 475
Nelson, R., 215

-- C., & Pim, J. B., 238 S., 508

Pearce, Z., 305
Newby, J., 517, 519

Pearson, P., & Griffith, M., 98
Newton, H., 487

Pease, W. H., Pease, J. R., -- L., 124

& Thompson, W. H., 280 -- R., 290

Peers, H., 517
Nichol, A., 97

Peirson, T., 116
Nicholls, E. C., 273, 280

Penhey, R., jun., 36
- G. C., 52

Percival, A., & Francis, A.J., --- J., 487

500
--. E. C., Wreford. Perkins, J., 351
W., & Wreford, W. E.,

J., 116
288

Perrott, R. S., 250
Nichols, R., jun., 489 Perry, F., 477
Nield, J., 225

- G., 78
Nock, J. H., 46

-- J., 206 Noller, S., 46

- R., 256 Norgate, M., 461

- R., 204
Norman, M., jun., 365

W., 162
Norris, W., 321

Phillips, G. E., 330
Nortcliffe, W., 227

- E. W., 303
Norton, T., 533

-- F. F., 236 Nunn, J., 87

-. G. E., 337

-- J., Hague, W., &

Hague, S., 65
o.

Philp, J., 258
Oakley, A., 36

Philpot, E., 351
_ T., 34

Pidwell, J., 461
Ogden, s., 176

Pierce, T. C. W., & Homan,
O'Hanlon, P., 330

G., 8
Oliver, M., 126

Pilbeam, T., 248
S., 255

Pile, W., 126
Ollard, W. L., 314

Pilling, S., & Watson, R. G.,
Openshaw, G. H., 46

36 Oram, J. B., 138

Pim, J. B., & Payne, C., 238
Orange, J., 365

Pinner, J., 63
Orchard, W., 9

Pipes, E., 468
Oridge, J. P., & Pritchett, S.,

Pitkeathly. J.. 417
97

Pitsch, J. w., 164, 174
Osborn, W., jun., 273 Plumley, J., 434
- W. H., jun., 280 Poile, č., 104

- W.H., & Blackburn, Polden, G., & Lafargue, A. H. W., 256

H., 280
Osborne, M. W., 388 Potter, J., 250
Ostler, W., 477

Potts, R. S., & Tunley, W.,
Oswin, w., 524

313 Owen, P., 9

Pouleston, J., 63
Oxtoby, R., & Oxtoby, W.C., Poulton, C., & Spicer, J. E.,
314

500
Pounell, W., 328
Powell, T. L., 475

- S. G., & Reed, A.,
Pace, J., & Pace, H., 152 271
Paddon, C., 351

Power, H., 470

J., 322

R.

Pownall, J., 388
| Rolfe, W., 250, 475

Smith, J., 250

| Tate, H., & Nash, R. L., 323 Prentice, G., 54 Ross, Sir J., 21

L-J. G., 248

Tattersall, H., 517
Preston, R. B., 106
Ross, J., & Burton, E., 54 - M., 116

Taylor, C., 314
Price, J. M., 314
Rothschild, B. L. M., 89

N., Holt, T. L., &

C., 475 - : M., Crompton, R., & Rouse, W., 266

Neale, J., 255

E. A. W., 349
Crompton, T., 337
Rowbotham, T, K., 124

R., 190
Priestley, R., 282
Rowlandson, w., 75

S., 248

J., 288
Pride, G., 116
Rowley, J., & Jarvie, J., 22

S. H., 523

J., 174
Pritstard, J., 303
Rudman, J., 215

S., 255

J., 116
Pritchett, S., & Oridge, J. P.,
Rudolph, L. A. V., 357

T. S., 297

J. J., 176
Rule, J., 461

W., 330

J., 174
Pythereh, J., 337
Rumsey, J., 411

- W. H., 248

T., 517 Puckering, S., & Makins, W. Russell, A., 489

- W. H., 461

T., 153 T., 314

J., 204

-- W., Illingworth, M., T. M., 65 Prekle, G., & Miles, E., 190 - J., jun., 337

& Wright, J., 138

W. G. W., 297 Palling, C., 162

- R.,'& Ramsbottom, Smithis, E. B., & Mathews, J. - W., 206 Pullman, C., 288

R., 305

A. T., 164

Teasel, J., 321 Purnell, C. H., 418

Smithson, W. M., 226 Tebbutt, J., 118 Pursell, S., 52

Smyrk, E., 63

Telo, M., & Carne, C. F., 188 Purser, S., 273

Snowden, E., 542

Tempest, J., & Tempest, w.
Solomon, J., 226

H., 216
Salmon, J., 152

Sorby, J., 271
Q.

Tennant, H., & West, J. E.,
Samuel, s., & Samuel, W., Sothern, B, C., 349

98 Quarton, J., 136

299, 303
Soul, E., 258

Terry, J., 542
Sandaver, J., 77
Sowden, S. B., 189

Tew, w., 322
Sanderson, T., 477
Spaul, J., 124

Thacker, A., & Hopewell, E., - W. W., 34 Spence, J., 508

470 Sankey, E., 145

T. H., 305

Thomas, C., 477
Radbone, J., 22
Sansome, I., 264

Spicer, J. E., & Poulton, C., - .-J., 475
Rains, H., 256
Satchell, R., 508
500

- T., 458 Ramsbottom, R., & Russell, Sauerbrey, C. R., 518

Spiers, W., 52

-- W., 508
R., 305
Saunders, T. F., 52
Spooner, R., 280

Thompson, B., 36
Rawlinson, J., 433
Savage, H., 273
Stafford, R., 9

- J., 116
Rayner, J., 97
- T., 411
Staines, J. C., 248

- T., 419
- T. J., 299
Savery, F., 188
Staning, R., 470

- - W., 174
Read, T., 280
Scholefield, J., 98
Staples, E. J., 174

-. W. H., Pease, W.
Reading, S., 330
Scott, B., 273
Stark, J. M., 273

H., & Pease, J. R., 280
Rebbeck, B., 136
- J., 124, 236
Starks, C., 469

Thomson, D., 225
Redford, T., 145
Seaton, J., 282
Stavely, J., 238

Thorley, J., 250
Reed, N. J., 218
Self, C., 75
Stearman, W., 145

Thorn, A., 206 - A., & Powell, S.J., 271 Senior, J., 266

Steele, G., 225

- P., 365
Rees, D., 519
Seppings, E., 522
Stelling, H., 227

Timewell, W. T., 164
Reeves, W., 475
Sewell, E., 250
Stendall, J., 288

Timmins, J., 118
Reffold, C., & Beedel, E., 255 - J., 97

Stephenson, C., 153

Tindall, J. T., & Caswell, T., Reid, J., 8 Sex, G., 190

- R., 152

9 Reis, L., Power, J., & Koe Shackleton, M., 351

Stevens, J., 8

Tipple, S., 303 Shaen, B., & Burton, M., 508 - T. W. G., 204 Todd, H. J., & Todd, E., 75 Reynolds, J. H., & Kennett, Shann, S., 176

Stiles, J., 273

Tomlins, C., & Lock, W.,
W., 255

T. G.. 126
Stockbridge, W., 46

255
- T, 54
Sharland, I., 519
Stone, R., 498

Toms, W., & Matthew, J., Rhodes, P., 206 Sharp, W., jun., 500 - W., 106

517 - W., 523 Shaw, F., 367

Stonehouse, C. H., 258 Topham, J., 152 Richards, J., jun., 365 - H., 225

Stott, W., Firth, J., sen., Tout, T., 290 - W., 542

J., 89

Firth, J., jun., & Dugdale, Trebout, A., 65 Rickards, T., 138

- T., 419

J., 338

Tribe, S., 104
Ricketts, J., 22
Shawson, P., & Young, T. Stout, J., 461

Trice, w., 523
Riding, J., & Fielding, J., 116 B., 227

Stratton, J. W., 314

Tring, Reading, & BasingRishton, J., 116 Sheel, R., ib. Streeter, T., 104

stoke Railway Company, Roberts, I., 78 Sheffield, W., 164 Stuart, D., 500

The, 417 - J., 46 -- W., & Sheffield, J., Stuttard, J., 44

Trowbridge, W., 467 -0., 524 164 Such, J. J., 299

Tubbs, T., 34 - T., & Hazard, J. T., Shenston, M. A., 533 Suddaby, W., 500

Tuckett, J., 349
224
Shipton, A., 36
Sudlow, w., 271

Tuddenham, J., 23 -- J., & Hughes, H., 24 S .A., & Jenkins, J. W., Sudgen, J., 258

Tunley, W., & Potts, R. S., - T., & Williams, E., 98

Suger, T., 118

313 330 Shirt, J., 78

Sutcliffe, J., Sutcliffe, J., & Tunwell, T., & Bretton, S.,
Robinson, A., 206
Shorthouse, G., 250

Berry, W., 323 152
--T., 104
Showell, T., 190

- J., 517

Turner, C., 522
-- T., 535
Siddorn, T., 304

- W., 328

J., 24
--- W., 273
Simmons, T., 238
Sutton, H., 351

- J., 313
Robotham, G., 434
Simpson, J. C., 256

- R., & Waterhouse, J., - R. C., 46 Robson, C. 0., 54 Sleddon, T., 104

264

Tweddle, W., 136
Roden, S., 458
Sly, F., 236

- T., 98
Rodgett, S., 164
Smart, J., 87

Syder, F., 290 Rodzay, J. B., 508

Smith, A., & Irvine, T., 313 Syer, A. S., 87 Roe, H., 138

- E. B., 351

Symes, T., 63 - J., 144

H., & Guy, M., 8 Rogers, G., 524

J., & Kilpatrick, R.,

T.

Ufford, J. G., 174
T., 189
22

Ullathorne, J., 475 - W., 118

J., 487
Tantum, W., 523

Unwin, S., sen., Unwin, J., Rolfe, F., 217

J., 236
Tappenden, T., 518

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Waterhouse, J., & Sutton, R., Wilcke, S., 458

Winfield, T., 304
264

Wilcockson, C., & Barrick, Withers, J., 125
Valle, J., 174
Waters, C. H., 116

W. S., 510

Wonnacott, W., 204
Varney, J., 477

- F., 303
Wilcox, J., 250

Wood, C. T., 323
Vaughan, J. M., 489
Watkinson, H., 126
Wilders, T., 8

- G., 523
P., 190
Watson, G., 36
Wildy, A., 255

- J. R., 116
- W. R., 523
- - R. G., & Pilling, S., Wilkins, G., Gatehouse, R.,

J., 264
Vause, R., & Wilson, W. H.,

36
& Darch, R., 136

L., & Wood, C. H., 154

- W., 304
Wilkinson, H., 524

458
Vertue, S., 75
-- W., 499

-- J., 216

- W., 288 Vowles, J., 418 Watts, w., 216

- J., 330

- W. L., 524 - W., 273

-- J., 535

- W., 266 Weatherhog, R., & Weather

J., 8

Woodall, J., & Chesterton, hog, R., 138

-- J., & Wilkinson, G., 500 Weaver, T. D., 264

Z., 63

Woodbridge, J., 255
Wade, S. M., 174
Webb, T. P., 330
Willding, G., 498

Woodgate, S., 475
Wadsworth, G. B., 164 Weeks, E., 236

Willein, A., 299

Woodthorpe, H., 271
Wainwright, T., 338
Weir, R., 461

Williams, C. M., 190 Woolcott, G., jun., & Wool.
Wait, M. L., 477
Wells, W., & Claxton, J., 188 -- E., 116

cott, E., 432 Walduck, H., 162 West, J. E., & Tennant, H.,

- E., 77

- H., 328 Walker, B. E., 445 98

- E., & Roberts, T., Worthington, D., 487 J., & Williamson, B., Weston, J., 174

330

Wragg, J., 299
Wetenhall, G., 330

- G., 89

Wreford, W., Nicholls, E.C.,
R. E., 9
Whalley, J., & Whalley, C.,

H., 256

& Wreford, W. E., 290 - T., 204 106

M., 500

Wright, J., 264
Wallace, J., 144
Wharf, G., & Corrall, W., 256

- R., 434

-- J., 236 Wallis, T., 280 Whatley, S., 204

T., 154

- J., 78 Walters, H., 174 Wheeler, J. D. C., 89

- T., 9

- J., Illingworth, M., - J. S., 280 Wheelwright, J., 417

T. H., & Yates,

& Smith, W., 138 Walton, J., 487 Whitby, L., 190

R., 328

-- T., 349
J., 75
White, D., 299

- W., 290

Wyatt, J., 237
- R., 349
- G., 535
Williamson, B., & Walker, J.,

T., 467
Warburton, w., 356
J., 46

152

Wynne, D., 22 Ward, E., 321 - R., 517

- J., 126 F., 46 - W., 77

Willis, J., 174
H., 106
-- W., 206

Wilmot, J., 189
J., 305
-- W., 218
Wilson, J., 87

Yates, R., & Williams, T. H.,
J., 271
Whitechurch, G. S., 280

J. P., 500

328 - S., 288 Whitelaw, J., & Whitelaw, T.,

T., 299

- T., 337 -- T., 351 176

T., Wilson, C. K., & Yorke, S., 477 -- W., 21 Whitfield, G., 188

Wilson, W., 256 Young, J., 54 Wardle, C. W., & Leather, Wilby, J., Milnes, J., Lang, - W. H., & Vause, R.,

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No. 471-Vol. X. JANUARY 17, 1846. Price 18., with Supplement, 28. ** The following are the Names of the Gentlemen who favour The JURIST with Reports of Cases argued and

decided in the several Courts of Law and Equity :House of Lords ........ SE. T. Hoop, Esq. of the Inner ||

PG.J. P.SMITH, Esq. of the Inner. Temple, Barrister at Law.

|| Court of Queen's Bench . Temple; and SH. W. CRIPPS, Esq. of the Mid- ||

bench, J. Pulleine, Esq. of the Middle Privy Council .......... dle Temple, Barrister at Law.

Temple, Barristers at Law.

SA. V. Kirwan, Esq. of Gray's The Lord Chancellor's E. T. HOOD, Esq. of the Inner

us Inn, Barrister at Law. Court ..............1 Temple, Barrister at Law.

Court of Common Pleas,
Master of the Rolls Court
C SG. Y. Robson, Esq. of the Inner

including (D. POWER, Esq. of Lincoln's Scout Temple, Barrister at Law. Appeals under Registra- Inn, Barrister at Law. Vice-Chancellor of Eng- S TENISON EDWARDS, Esq. of the

tion of Voters Act....) land's Court ........? Inner Temple, Barrister at Law.

Court of Exchequer ....

SW.M. BEST, Esq. of Gray's Inn,

Barrister at Law.
Vice-Chancellor Knight w. w. COOPER, Esq. of the Inner
Bruce's Court........? Temple, Barrister at Law.

Ecclesiastical and Admi. SJ. P. DEANE, D.C.L. of Doctors?

ralty Courts ........? Commons. Vice-Chancellor Wigram's SF. FISHER, Esq. of Lincoln's

W.W. COOPER, Esq. of the Inner Court ..............1 Inn, Barrister at Law.

... Temple, Barrister at Law.

Court of Review

LONDON, JANUARY 17, 1846.

bury v. The Attorney-General, (1 Phil. 315), in which

pecuniary demands may be made on the Sovereign, the We have had of late several instances of petition of learning of petitions of right is not to be despised as utright being presented to the Sovereign. In Ex parte

terly antiquated, nor is it undesirable that legislative Pering, (5 Dowl. P. C. 750), which arose upon a con

provisions should be made, if necessary, for enabling the tract with the Admiralty, such a petition was present

Crown practically to “do right," as well as to say, ed, which, as Mr. Anstey observes, in a learned pamphlet “Let right be done." recently published on this subject*, miscarried, because,

1 The importance of the petition of right has of course the indorsement being general, “Let right be done,” the diminished with the improvement of the established jusuppliant, instead of going into Chancery, went into the dicature of the country. In the older precedents we Exchequer, a court which had no jurisdiction to re- find matters dealt with by petition of right, which ceive a petition so indorsedt.

would at this day be brought under the jurisdiction A petition of right is, properly, the supplication of

of the courts of law or of the Court of Chancery. the subject, addressed to the Sovereign, for justice, in

But the jurisdiction is not gone, although it is most every case where, from the defect of jurisdiction of the materially crippled even in the tew cases to w established courts of judicature, there would be a failure

still applicable, by the general inability of the Crown of justice, if they were relied upon for granting it. It to

It to do justice. is true, that, as Mr. Anstey, already quoted, observes, |

In the days when the remedy of the subject was “ it does so happen, that, at the present day, the only sought frequently by petition of right, the Crown had, case in which such failure of jurisdiction is possible is in fact, large revenues, large estates, large and not that of a pecuniary demand upon the Sovereign." But always defined rights. Hence arose transactions with as there are still many possible cases, such as those of the subjects of the realm, in which the Crown might The Baron de Bode (4 Jur. 645) and Viscount Canter be aggressor or aggrieved; but in which, if aggressor,

and if, upon being approached by way of petition of ** Letter to Lord Cottenham," &c. By T. Chisholme

right, it ordered justice to be done to the suppliant, it Anstey, Barrister. Stevens & Norton, London.

had the independent power and means of doing justice, + In this case letters-patent had been granted for an inven- by making compensation out of its own resources. tion for improving the construction of anchors. The patent | But, since the abolition of the independent rights of contained, as is usual in the case of inventions of a nature likely to be available for the public service, a proviso for property of the Crown, and the substitution for them making the same void if the patentee should not supply for his of a civil list, of which every pound almost is parcelled Majesty's service all such anchors as he should require, at such | out for some settled public service or private necessity, reasonable prices as should be settled by the Lords of the Admiralty. The Admiralty had anchors made according to the

the petition of right has necessarily fallen much into patent, and refused to give the patentee what he deemed an desuetude, not only because the occasions for its appliadequate remuneration. An application was made for a man. cation have so materially dimini n t becanse to damus to the Lords of the Admiralty, to settle the prices and

use it as a remedy is, in general, va iur. ing like filing terms according to the patent. But it was refused. The next proceeding was the petition of right, which, as observed by

a bill in Chancery against an insolve cu tate, in which Mr. Anstey, miscarried.

you may get your decree, but pnagu have got VOL. X.

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there is no fund available even for the costs, much less THE AMENDMENT OF THE LAW OF REAL for satisfying the justice of the decree.

PROPERTY. “ The substitution,” says Mr. Anstey, “ of a civil list in the stead of the hereditary revenues, which was begun

“Leave wringing of your hands." in the same reign, (Charles II), was afterwards so effect

Nihil quod est contra rationem est licitum ; for reawally carried out by the Revolution of 1688, that the son is the life of the law-nay, the common law itselfe people are now familiarised with the change, and have is nothing else but reason; which is to be understood long since ceased to wonder, much less to feel indignant, of an artificiall perfection of reason gotten by long at the iniquity and exorbitance of the concession thus study, observation, and experience, and not of every wrung from the Crown. for a consideration, which man's naturall reason, for nemo nascitur artifex. This small at first, has become in every succeeding reignth

| legall reason est summa ratio. And, therefore, if all

the reason that is dispersed into so many severall heads smaller and smaller; and which appears to have reached

were united into one, yet could he not make such & its minimum in the reign of her present Majesty. The law as the law in England is; because, by many succhange, however, has had one incidental consequence, cessions of ages, it hath been fined and refined by an with which it is more my present purpose to deal. In

infinite number of grave and learned men, and, by long transferring to Parliament the hereditary assets of the

experience, grown to such a perfection for the govern

ment of this realme, as the old rule may be justly veCrown, it has indirectly defrauded the Crown of the

rified of it: Neminem oportet csse sapientiorem legibus, means of contenting its duty, by doing justice to its —no man out of his private reason ought to be wiser subjects. In shackling with appropriations the beggarly than the law, which is the perfection of reason.(Co. price paid for the transfer, it has environed the throne Litt. 97.b.)

“The knowledge of the law is like a deepe well, out with a cloud of other claims, created by the occasion,

of which each man draweth according to the strength through whom the suppliant for grace and right must of his understanding. He that reacheth deepest, he seeth fight his way to the presence. Hence the sudden the amiable and admirable secrets of the law. And as growth and continuous augmentation of petitions to the bucket in the depth is easily drawn to the upperthe lower House,—and canvassing of members, -and most part of the water, (for nullum elementum in suo ishherv -and intrigue as means for obtainin satis proprio loco est grave), but, take it from the water, it can

not be drawn up but with great difficultie; so, albeit befaction of claims, which should, and formerly would,

ginnings of this study seem difficult, yet, when the prohave been preferred to the person of the Sovereign! fessor of the law can dive into the depth, it is delightHence the sudden, and almost final and utter desue full, easie, and without any heavy burthen, so long as he tude and oblivion, into which the petition of right has keepe himselfe in his own proper element.” (Id. sunk; the universal ignorance of the practice--I had

71. a.) almost said, of the right—which now reigns amongst

“ The constant practice of conveyancers, which great

and eminent judges have considered to be no mean evius!”

dence of the law." (Per Lord Langdale, Tullett v. ArmWe cannot say that we fully sympathise with this pathetic lamentation of Mr. Anstey, the english of We experience, in recurring to these and similar vi. which is, that we are to regret that the Crown has

sions of our legal youth, the same melancholy pleasure

with which we call back the fairy tales and heroic leparted with its powers of oppression, because it has, at

gends which amused our actual childhood; and in both the same time, rendered unavailable the means formerly 1 cases the reminiscence is accompanied with the sad reat its disposal for remedying oppression where it had flection, that the law reformer and the schoolmaster, been practised. But we apprehend, that, while men each in his own way, have taken effectual measures for may reasonably rejoice that the relations of the Crown securing all future generations from the seductions of and the subject, are placed at this day upon so definite a

| the like pleasing illusion. footing, that there can be few occasions for the exer

* And babes unborn shall rue the day, cise of the prerogative of “ seeing that right be done,”

. When Brougham of law, and lore made play." because there are few opportunities left for allowing

Of the causes of these undesirable effects, that which

has banished the mythology of the nursery is the least wrong to be done, still it would be desirable that the

exceptionable. The antiquated lover of these antiLegislature should place at the disposal of the Crown quated fictions mav. at

quated fictions may, at least, console himself with the the means of giving compensation, that is, of substan- reflection, that the object of his affections remains untially doing justice, wherever, from the still remaining changed_dead only tó vulgar fame; but the conveyimperfections of our judicature, a just claim exists ancer feels a deeper pang when he beholds his goddess against the state, for which no constituted body in the

falling into contempt, not from popular fickleness, but

through the decay of her own attributes. No attorstate is liable except the Crown; for which, therefore,

in; therefore, ney's messenger, who has access to the statutes of the the right to seek a remedy by petition of right, un- last few sessions, or hears the jokes that are made upon doubtedly exists, while the enforcing of such remedy is them in the office, will be so green as to take in Lord in most cases utterly impracticable, because the Sove Coke's boast above quoted, or to receive any other readreign, as such, has no disposable property. We trust

ing of Finch's celebrated aphorism than this: “ The

sparks of all sciences in the world are raked out in the that Lord Cottenham will redeem, during the ensuing

ashes of the law.” session, the promise that has elicited Mr. Anstey's

The case assumes a more desperate aspect, when we more learned than methodical essay, by instituting a perceive that the divine patient has been reduced to this parliamentary inquiry into the state of the law upon state, not through the meddling of ignorant quacks, but petitions of right, and bringing in such measures of under the ministrations of men of high reputation, act

ing with the sanction of the Lord Chancellor,-a leading amelioration, as his own great learning and experience

conveyancer and Queen's counsel and others, --whom, may suggest.

as they have avowed themselves, we may name

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