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PRINTED BY
WILLIAM CLOWES AND SONS, LIMITED,

LONDON AND BECCLES.

OCT 16 1908

PREFACE TO FOURTH EDITION.

The favour with which this treatise on Divorce Law and Practice has been received by practitioners, in both branches of the legal profession, has prompted the Author to reproduce it, amplified and noted up to date, in the present Edition.

The order of sequence in the stages of the legal position of the intending suitor, and of the steps to be taken to assert or defend that position, on an inquiry in the Divorce Court concerning it, was adopted in preceding Editions of this work.

Having been tested, by experience, and found convenient and useful to the profession, it is repeated. The text has been revised and corrected, and all reported cases decided since the date of the Third Edition, down to going to press, will be found within the covers of this one.

The Author's object has been to render his labours of assistance to the profession, and the present Edition has been compiled in furtherance of that object. Should the index fail to indicate where the information sought for is to be found, a glance at the contents of the chapters at the commencement of the work may be of assistance.

Omissions there are, without doubt, and possibly

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errors, though both have been diligently guarded against. Those who detect either will confer a favour on the Author, by drawing his attention to them, and thus, should another Edition be reached, the omissions can be supplied and the errors rectified.

1, King's BENCH Walk, TEMPLE,

February, 1908.

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