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acknowledgments are especially due for the courtesy with which the permission was conceded. For the accuracy of the facts and justice of the comments, he is alone responsible.
A third of the contents of these volumes is new, the remainder has been carefully revised, and diligence used with what success the reader must decide - to make them correct.
The number Twelve has been accidental, and not chosen from any supposed analogy which the Twelve Common-Law Judges were once supposed to bear to the Twelve Tribes, or Twelve Tables, or Twelve Cæsars. Indeed, as only six of these Judges belong to the Common-Law courts, the numbers, on Sir Edward Coke's reasoning, would be scarcely apposite.
To mention all to whom the Writer is under obligation, might savour of ostentation. The principal are named in the notes. He would be guilty of ingratitude, however, were he not to record his thanks to A. Hayward, Esq., Q.C., for many years the accomplished editor of the Law Magazine.
Temple, May 29. 1846.
THE FIRST VOLUME.
LIFE OF MR. JUSTICE BULLER.
An old-fashioned and righteous Judge, like Sir Leoline Jenkins. M.
Kenyon's Parentage and early History. Articled to an Attorney at
Fame of an Advocate and Player equally evanescent. Wedderburn's
Youth at Edinburgh. Select Society. Poker Club-quarrel with Lock-
Grandeur of the Law. Mr. Law's Parentage. Anecdotes of Bishop
Law. Account of young Law at School and College, by Capel Lofft
Magnanimous Chief Justice. Colonel Despard's Trial. Deportment
of Lord Ellenborough to Counsel ; to Fielding ; Alley ; Sir Charles
LIFE ON LORD ERSKINE.
A complete Life of this Master of forensic Eloquence not yet written.
His Lineage. Educated at St. Andrew's; his Letter there. A Mid-
for the Dean of St. Asaph. Obtains a silk Gown. Tribute