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THE

LI V ES

OF

THE CHIEF JUSTICES

OF

ENGLAND.

FROM THE NORMAN CONQUEST TILL THE DEATH

OF LORD TENTERDEN.

BY 1st baron, 1979 - 1861.
JOHN LORD CAMPBELL, LL.D., F.R.S.E.,

AUTHOR OF
"THE LIVES OF THE LORD CHANCELLORS OF ENGLAND.”

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. III.

M PHILADELPHIA: .
BLANCHARD & L E A.

1857.

3424.9 Br 188.20.3

v skil? Veid Colloge Library,

zrom the Library of
Rov. A. P. Ferbody,

10 Oct. 1893.

PHILADELPHIA:

T. K. AND P, G. COLLINS, PRINTERS.

PREFACE

TO THE

THIRD VOLUME OF THE LIVES OF THE

CHIEF JUSTICES.

I COMPLETE my engagement with the public by bringing down this work to the death of Lord Chief Justice Tenterden. A quarter of a century having elapsed since that event, I hope that I may now continue my series of Chief Justices from Lord Mansfield, without being liable to the censure of wantonly wounding the feelings of the relations and friends of those whose names appear in my narrative.

I cannot think that the circumstance of my having myself in the mean time become a Chief Justice disqualifies me for being the biographer of my predecessors, or that it should induce me in any measure to vary the principle on which my “Lives” have been composed. I still consider it my duty to extenuate nothing, being sure that I do not set down aught in malice. By some persons, probably very respectable, though given to HERO WORSHIP, I have been blamed for following this course,-even with respect to Judges who for centuries have been reposing in the tomb. I have incurred much obloquy by representing that Lord Chancellor Sir Christopher Hatton, so deservedly eminent for

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