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SCOTLAND. To Charles Baillie, Esq., Lord-Advocate, has been granted the place of one of the Lords of the Session, in the room of Lord Murray, deceased ; and David Mure, Esq., Solicitor-General for Scotland, has been appointed Lord-Advocate.

IRELAND Mr. John George has been appointed Solicitor-General ; Mr. W. C. Dobbs, Q.C., has been appointed a Judge of the Landed Estates Court; and on Mr. A. Vauce, has been conferred the office of LawAdviser of the Crown.

NECROLOGY.

February 1st. PHILLIPS, Charles, Esq., one of the Commissioners of her

Majesty's Court for Relief of Insolvent Debtors. 4th. BURTON, T. S., Esq., Solicitor. 5th. ANDERSON, R. H., Esq., Solicitor, aged 61. 5th. PATRICK, Charles, Esq., Solicitor. 9th. GRIFFITHS, William, Esq., Solicitor. ilth. RUSHWORTH, G. A., Esq., Solicitor, aged 55. 16th. DARNBOROUGH, Thomas, Esq., Solicitor, aged 67. 19th. HASTIE, James, Esq., Record Solicitor, aged 58. 21st. PRITCHARD, William, Esq., Proctor and Solicitor, aged 67. 22nd. BAKER, William, Esq., Coroner for the Eastern Division of the

County of Middlesex, aged 77. 24th. CLARKSON, W. G., Esq., Proctor and Notary, aged 66. 24th. PRITCHARD, Edward, Esq., Solicitor, aged 59. 25th. SMEDLEY, Francis, Esq., High Bailiff of Westminster, aged 67. 26th. PilkINGTON, Henry, Esq., Barrister, aged 72. 27th. BRODERIP, William John, Esq., F.R.S., one of the Benchers of

the Hon. Society of Gray's Inn, and formerly a Magistrate of the Westminster Police Court, aged 71.

March.

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9th. Sir Anthony Oliphant, C.B., late Chief Justice in the Island

of Ceylon, aged 65. ilth. DARVALL, Joseph, Esq., Solicitor, aged 69. 18th. GOOSE, John, Esq., Solicitor, aged 50. 19th. The Earl of Devon, aged 82. He was called to the Bar in

1799, and for a short time was a Master in Chancery, and subsequently Clerk-Assistant to the Parlianients, which

office he held until he succeeded to the Peerage in 1835. 20th. PRENDERGAST, Michael, Esq., Q.C., Recorder of Norwich, and

Judge of the Sheriff's Court, London.

23rd. M.DUFF, Charles, Esq., Solicitor, aged 59. 24th, Sir John Lewes Pedder, Knight, late Chief Justice of the

Supreme Court, Van Diemen's Land. 26th. SMITH, J. G., Esq., Judge of the County Courts of Bath and

North Wilts, aged 72. 26th. WRIGHT, J. E., Esq., Solicitor. 31st. WENTWORTH, W. C., jun., Esq., Barrister, aged 30.

DOBREE, J. S., Esq., one of the Jurats of the Royal Court of

Guernsey.

April. 3rd. Roscoe, Thomas, Esq., Solicitor 6th. POWELL, Samuel, Esq., Solicitor, aged 81. Eth. BOODLE, John, Esq., Conveyancer, aged 82. 12th. GRIFFIN, Nathaniel, Esq., aged 56. 13th. SANDERS, R. B., Esq., Solicitor, aged 60.

List of New Publications.

ArchboldThe Consolidated and other Orders of the Poor-Law Commissioners and of the Poor-Law Board, with Introduction, Explanatory Notes, and Index. By J. F. Archbold, Esq., Barrister. The Statistical Portion by A. C. Banke, of the Poor-Law Board. 12mo, 98. cloth.

Archbold's—Pleading and Evidence in Criminal Cases, with the Statutes precedent of Indictments, &c., and the Evidence necessary to support them. By J. Jervis, Esq., Barrister. Fourteenth edition, including the Practice in Criminal Proceedings generally. By W. N. Welsby, Esq., Barrister. Royal 12mo, 24s. cloth.

Bristowe-Private Bill Legislation ; comprising the steps required to be taken by Promoters or Opponents of a Private Bill before and after its Presentation to Parliament, and the Standing Orders of both Houses; with Notes shewing their original subsequent Alterations to the Present Time. By S. B. Bristowe, Esq., Barrister. 12mo, 6s. cloth.

Cabinet Lawyer-A Popular Digest of the Laws of England, a Dictionary of Law Terms, Maxims, Statutes, and Judicial Antiquities, Tables of Assessed Taxes, Extra Licences, and Stamp Duties, &c. c. &c. Eighteenth Edition, extended and revised. 12mo, 10s. 6d. cloth.

Cox-The Law and Practice of Registration and Elections; comprising the Registration of Electors Act, the Reform Act, and the Recent Statutes, with the Decisions in Common Pleas on Appeals, to the Present Time. Instructions for the Managernent of Elections in Counties, Cities, and Boroughs; and for the Management of Reyestration, Instructions to Returning Officers, Forms, &c. By E. W. Cox, Esq, Barrister. Eighth Edition. 12mo, 12s. cloth.

Evans-Costs in Actions not value £20 in Contract, and not above £5 in Tort, in the Superior Courts : or how and when to obtain a Certificate, Rule, Order, or Suggestion for Costs : with Forms of Affidavits, &e. By J. Evans, Attorney. 12mo, 4s. cloth.

. Glen-The Consolidated and other Orders of the Poor-Law Commissioners and the Poor-Law Board, together with the General Orders relating to Poor-Law Accounts; the Statutes relating to the Orders, Audit of Accounts, Appeals, and the payment of Parish Debts : with Explanatory Notes, elucidating the Orders and the Decisions thereon : Tables of Statutes, Cases, and Index. By W. C. Glen, Esq., Barrister. Fourth Edition. 12mo, 12s, cloth.

Hudson-Plain Directions for making Wills, in conformity with the Law, and particularly with reference to Recent Acts. By J. C. Hudson, of the Legacy Duty Office. A New Edition. 12mo, 2s. 6d. cloth.

LeesThe Laws of the Customs, with the Tariff or Customs Table, and Customs Forms; and an Appendix, containing the Acts, and Rules, and Orders of the Commissioners. By J. Lees. Post 8vo, 5s. cloth.

Lewis_The Election Manual for England and Wales; being a plain and practical Key to the existing Laws affecting Elections and Election Matters; with the Text of the principal Matters, Notes, Forms, and Precedents. By C. E. Lewis, Solicitor. 12mo, 5s. boards.

Pritchard-A Hand-Book on the Law of Marriage and Divorce, containing a Digest of all the Acts of Parliament relating thereto; including the New Divorce Acts and Legitimacy Declaration Act, of Proceedings in the House of Lords on Private Divorce Bills, and of the Reprinted Cases, together with Precedents and Bills of Costs. By R. A. Pritchard, Esq., Barrister, and W. T. Pritchard, Froctor. Royal 8vo, 15s. cloth.

Rogers-Law and Practice of Elections, Election Committees, and Registrations; with an Appendix of Statutes and Forms. By F. N. Rogers, and F. J. P. Wolferstan, Esqs, Barristers. Ninth Edition. 12mo, 30s, cloth.

Sharkey-A Hand-Book of the Law and Practice of Election Committees, with a full Selection of Statutes, Cases, and Precedents. By J. B. Sharkey, Paliamentary Agent. 12mo, 5s, boards.

Williams-Principles of the Law of Real Property, intended as a First Book for the use of Students in Conveyancing. By J. Williams, Esq., Barrister. Fifth Edition. 8vo, 18s. cloth.

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ART. I.-SIR JOHN TAYLOR COLERIDGE AND

MR. BUCKLE.

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1. On Liberty. By JOHN STUART MILL. London: J. W.

Parker & Son, West Strand, 1859. 2. Fraser's Magazine, for May and June, 1859. 3. A Letter to a Gentleman respecting Pooley's Case.

HENRY THOMAS BUCKLE. London: J. W. Parker & Son, 1859.

By

MR
R. MILL, in his recent admirable treatise on “Liberty,"

has the following passage—“Penalties for opinion, or at least for its expression, still exist by law; and their enforcement is not, even in these times, so unexampled as to make it at all incredible that they may some day be revived in full force. In the year 1857, at the summer assizes of the county of Cornwall, an unfortunate man [Thomas Pooley), said to be of unexceptionable conduct in all relations of life, was sentenced to twentyone months' imprisonment, for uttering, and writing on a gate, some offensive words concerning Christianity."

In reviewing Mr. Mill's book, in the May number of Fraser's VOL. VII, NO. XIV.

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Magazine, Mr. Buckle has taken the above paper as his text, and composed thereon certain remarks, written with his wonted power and ability.

Mr. Buckle writes as follows

“Inasmuch, therefore, as, in the present state of English society, any punishment inflicted for the use of language which did not tend to break the public peace, and which was neither seditious in reference to the state, nor libellous in reference to individuals, would be simply a wanton cruelty, alien to the genius of our time, and capable of producing no effect beyond reviving intolerance, exasperating the friends of liberty, and bringing the administration of justice into disrepute, it was with the greatest astonishment that I read in Mr. Mill's work that such a thing had occurred in this country, and at one of our assizes, less than two years ago. Notwithstanding my knowledge of Mr. Mill's accuracy, I thought that, in this instance, he must have been mistaken. I supposed that he had not heard all the circumstances, and that the person punished had been guilty of some other offence. I could not believe that, in the year 1857, there was a judge on the English bench who would sentence a poor man of irreproachable character, of industrious habits, and supporting his family by the sweat of his brow, to twenty-one months' imprisonment, merely because he had uttered and written on a gate a few words respecting Christianity. Even now, when I have carefully investigated the facts to which Mr. Mill only alludes, and have the documents before me, I can

, hardly bring myself to realize the events which have actually occurred, and which I will relate, in order that public opinion may take cognizance of a transaction which happened in a remote part of the kingdom, but which the general welfare requires to be bruited abroad, so that men may determine whether or not such things shall be allowed. "In the summer of 1857, a poor man, named Thomas Pooley,

a was gaining his livelihood as a common labourer in Liskeard, in Cornwall, where he had been well known for several years, and had always borne a high character for honesty, industry, and sobriety. His habits were so eccentric that his mind was justly reputed to be disordered ; and an accident, which happened to him about two years before this period, had evidently inflicted some serious injury, as since then his demeanour had become more strange and excitable. Still, he was not only perfectly harmless, but was a very useful member of society, respected by his neighbours, and loved by his family, for whom he toiled with a zeal rare in his class, or indeed in any class. Among other hallucinations, he believed that the earth was a living animal,

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