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Relations with Mirabeau—with Lord Lansdowne . - - . 247

Fragment on . . . juries - - - - - - - . 248

Observations on ... “Thoughts on Executive Justice ’’ - - . 25o

Visit to Paris—letter on French prison life . - - - . 250

Thoughts on the probable influence of the French Revolution. - . 25 I

Marriage . - - - - - - - - - . .252

Takes silk—appointed Chancellor of the County Palatine of Durham . .252

Is offered a seat in the House of Commons - - - . 253

Appointed solicitor-general in the Grenville ministry . - - • 254

M.P. for Queenborough. - - - - - - - - 254

Attacks the slave trade. - - - - - - - • 254

His bill to amend the bankruptcy laws . - - - - . 255

Bill as to freeholds and contract debts . - - - - . 255

Bill as to certain privileges of members of parliament - - . 256

The Woolsack within his reach—his reflections. - - - . 257

Is unseated on petition—buys representation of Wareham. - . 259

Bills to amend the criminal law . - - - - - - 259

Affairs of the Duke of York . - - - - - - . .261

Supports the liberty of the subject - - - - - . 262

Bill to abolish the death penalty for stealing . - - - . 262

On the House of Commons' power of commitment . - - . 267

On the Acts for erecting penitentiaries . - - - - , 268

Delay in the hearing of causes - - - - - - . 269

Penal clause in Poor Bills . - - - - - - . 269

Bill to abrogate capital punishment for vagrant soldiers . - . 269

Opposes flogging in the Army. - - - - - . 270

Bill as to charitable trusts . - - - - - - . 270

Favours removal of Catholic disabilities . - - - - . 270

Opposes creation of a Vice-Chancellor . - .. - - . 270

The Bristol election—on duties of a member of parliament - . 270

Duke of Norfolk's offer—M.P. for Arundel - - - - . 273

Bill as to high treason and corruption of blood - - - . 273

On insolvent debtors - - - - - - - . 275

Against embodiment of militia in time of peace - - - . 276

Continental tour . - - - - - - - - . 277

Windicates the cause of persecuted Protestants in France . - . 278

Bill as to excessive punishment of poachers . - - - . 279

Opposes the Habeas Corpus Suspension Bill . - - - • 279

Attacks the system of lotteries - - - - - - . 280

On ministers declaring the law to magistrates. - - - . 281

Thoughts on his foiled expectations - - - - - . 281

Article in the Edinburgh Review on Bentham . - - - . 282

Qpposes the Indemnity Bill . - - - - - - . 282

Head of the poll for Westminster . - - - - - . 283

Death of his wife—his suicide - - - - - - . 285

Chapter II.-Romilly's Principles of Criminal Law, and Views as to its

Reform.

Relation to Bentham . - - - - - - - . 286

Paley's views on criminal law - - - - - - . 287

Madan's tract—its influence . - - - - - - . 288

(i) Rigorous character of the existing law—consequences . - . 291

Confusion and inconsistency . - - - - - . 291

The sanguinary law cannot be executed . - - - . 291

Wain threat of the death penalty . - - - - . 292

Injured parties refuse to prosecute . - - - - . 293

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“Wisdom of our ancestors” and our criminal jurisprudence
Many rigorous measures not part of the common law.

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