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LONDON :
BUTTERWORTHS, 7, FLEET STREET,

Law Publishers to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty.
EDINBURGH: T. & T. CLARK, AND BELL & BRADFUTE.

DUBLIN: HODGES, SMITH, & CO.
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1869.

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TEAD, PRINTER, VICTORIA PRESS, 11, 12, & 12, IARP ALLEY, FARRINGDON STREET, E.C.

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Sketch of Lord Cottenham as a Judge, 264.
Some Considerations on the Estimates for Law Offices, 38.
Suggestions on an Improved System of Police for the

Metropolis, 67.

The Claim to the Earldoin of Wiltes, 228. .
The Codes of New York, 312.
The Election Inquiries, 82.
The First Report of the Judicature Commission, 143.
The Historical Manuscripts Commission, 273.
The Law Digest Commission, 1.
The Scotch Bar Two Centuries Ago, 219.
The Site of the New Law Courts, 128.
Todd's Parliamentary Government in England, 302.

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ART. I.--THE LAW DIGEST COMMISSION.

MR. JOHN STUART MILL observes (Logic, Book III.)

1 that the chief work of philosophers in future will be deduction and not induction. Although induction is the watchword of his school, and their shibboleth in philosophic battle, yet its sphere is thus confessedly limited. Though powerful for much, it cannot fulfil all the desires of a philosophic heart. Upon practical grounds, therefore, it must sometimes yield to a successor of a different kind. As, on account of its own practical merits, it is supposed to have superseded the syllogism in logical science, so, “from the very constitution of its nature,” it must, in turn, leave the stage for more practical hands to complete the philosophic structure.

Law, like philosophy, appears to have certain stages of development and perhaps decay. First comes the great creative period, when from the force of circumstances arises some great legislator, Ollam the Good, or an Edward I., who has the happy foresight of seeing the necessity of adding authority to certain established customs. Indeed, it is in the first stage of every art or science that its most brilliant VOL. XXVII.-NO. LIII.

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