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CONTENTS OF No. LXXT.

ART. I. Memoirs of the Affairs of Scotland, from the Resto-

ration of Charles II. By Sir George Mackenzie of

Rosehaugh, Knight,

II. Abstract of the Information laid on the Table of the

House of Commons, on the Subject of the Slave

Trade, being a Report made by a Committee spe-

cially appointed for the purpose, to the Directors

of the African Institution, on the 8th May 1821,

and by them ordered to be printed, as a Supplement

to the Annual Report of the present year,

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III. The Family Shakespeare. In Ten Volumes 12mo.

In which nothing is added to the Text; but those

Words and Expressions are omitted which cannot

with Propriety be read aloud in a family. By Tho-

mas Bowdler Esq., F. R. S. & S. A.

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IV. Cuvres Inédites de Madame la Baronne de Staël,

publiées par son Fils; précédées d'une Notice sur

le Caractère et les Ecrits de M. de Staël. Par Ma.

dame Necker Saussure,

54

V. Euvres Completes de Demosthene et d’Eschine, en

Grec et en Français. Traduction de L'Abbe Auger

de l'Academie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres de

Paris. Nouvelle edition, revué et corrigée par J.

Planche, Professeur de Rhetorique au College Royal

de Bourbon,

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VI. 1. Letter to James Scarlett Esq., M. P. on his Bill re,

lating to the Poor-Laws. By a Surrey Magistrate.

2. An Address to the Imperial Parliament, upon the

Practical Means of gradually abolishing the Poor-

Laws, and Educating the Poor Systematically. Il-

lustrated by an Account of the Colonies of Frede.

rick's-Oord, in Holland, and of the Common Moun.

tain, in the South of Ireland. With General Ob-

servations. Third Edition. By William Herbert

Saunders, Esq.

3. On Pauperism and the Poor-Laws. With a Sup-

plement,

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THE

EDINBURGH REVIEW,

FEBRUARY, 1822.

No. LXXII.

ART. I. 1. The HistORY OF THE COMMON LAW OF ENG

LAND, and an Analysis of the Civil Part of the Law. By Sir MATTHEW Hale. Sixth Edition : With additional Notes and References, and some Account of the Life of the Author. By CHARLES RUNNINGTON, Serjeant at Law. London,

1820. 2. THE COMPLETE Court KEEPER, or Land-Steward's Assist

ant ; containing the Nature of Courts-Leet and Courts-Baron: With a general Introduction to every thing incident to them, according to Law and Custom ; the manner of holding CourtsLeet, Courts-Baron, and Courts of Survey; with the Charges to the Juries, &c. &c., and all other Proceedings, 8c. By

GILES JACOB, Gent. Thirteenth Edition. London, 1820. 3. A TREATISE ON THE LAW AND PRACTICE OF ELECTIONS.

By Arthur Male of Lincoln's Inn, M. A., Barrister-at-Law. Second Edition. London, 1920.

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T this moment, there are few of the systems of legislation,

either of ancient or modern times, which are not in force as living law within the British empire. Menu and Mohammed decide the civil rights of the Hindoo and the Mogul; and an appeal from India compels our Privy Councillors to consult the Koran and the Puranas, as authorities at Whitehall. Justinian is obeyed by the courts of the lonian Republic. In the Norman Isles, the severed portions of the domains of the Conqueror, the Barbaric custumal framed by his Justiciars, still guides the Grand Bailiff and the Seneschal, who dispense the equity of Rollo, now forgotten in the hall of Rouen. Canada cherishes the volumes which have been cast forth from the Palace of Justice; and the legitimate representatives of the VOL. XXXVI. NO. 72.

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