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Abingdon (Lord), De Lolme dedicates his Essay to him, 2.
America, its colonization and progressive advancement, 330, 361.
American Republic, its rise, 22; advantages, 191, 361; its claim to vote
Anglo-Saxon dynasty, its foundation, 12; language and laws cherished
Anne (Queen), her accession to the throne, 263; dismisses the Duke
Appeals in cases of murder, 74.
Aquilius, praetor, 107.
Archbishops in the House of Peers, 55, 56.
Arms, the sovereign's power limited with respect to it, 74, 75; the
crown not dependent on it, 292, 294.
Assemblies, popular, their disadvantages, 174; controlled by a few
leaders, 177 ; Tully's remarks respecting, 184.
Barons, their ancient privileges, 15; under the Norman rule, 17.
Bill of Rights, origin of, 50; its sixth article, 74; ninth article, 78;
Bills of Parliament originally only forms of petition to the King, 165,
Bills, private, explained, 343; introduced upon a petition, 344; mode
Bishops in the House of Peers, 55, 56.
Blackstone (Judge) on the liberty of the press, 356.
Bohn (H. G.) on the copyright of De Lolme's Essay, 4.
Bolingbroke (Lord) on the Hanoverian succession, 51, 256; his idea of
Borough-English explained, 86.
Boroughs, rotten, their large number, 53, 144.
Bracton (John) his work, De Legibus et Consuetudinibus Anglian, 85.
Briefs committed to special officers, 101.
Bntton, or Breton (John), his Manual of the Laws, 86.
Burgesses, writs for their election, 54.
Busby (Dr.) his notice of De Lolme, 1.
Cabinet, its constituent members, 365.
Canada, its local Government, 364.
Censorial tribunal in Rorne, 200.
Challenges of jury, 81; of two kinds—the array, and to the polls, 127;
Chancellor (Lord), his authority, 110; official duties, 114, 366.
Chancellor of the Exchequer, his duties, 365; of the Duchy of Lan-
Chancery, considered as an Equity Court, 104, 108, 112; proceedings
in, 109—116; in Scotland, 115; in Ireland, ib.
Chatham (Earl of), his influence lost in the House of Peers, 151, 160.
Common law of England, its origin, 83, 349—352 ; procedure, 104, 355.
Commons House of Parliament, its origin, 28, 59, 184; its limited pri-
Commonwealth, state of affairs during its existence, 44—47, 277.
Conquest of William I., its effects on the Saxon dynasty, 13.
Constitution, English. See English Constitution.
Consuls, their creation and office, 220", their unrestrained power, 143, 233.
visable, 66; its powers, 73.
Coustumier de Normandy, 85.
Coventry (Sir John), Charles II.'s attack on him, 241; whioh caused
the Coventry Act to pass, 242.
Criminal laws mildly administered in England, 249; a singular instance
Cromwell and Charles I., 270; his parliaments, 277; his legal appella-
Crown, its peculiar solidity in England, 266, 271, 280, 285; its prero-
Debate, freedom of, secured by the Bill of Eights, 78; how conducted
Decemvirs appointed at Rome, 223, 223; their expulsion, 230.
De Hseretico comburendo statute abolished, 251.
De Lolme (John Louis), his life, 1—7; improvident habits, 3; elected
Democracies, ancient, 188—191.
Democracy not adapted for England, 45.
Digesta, or Pandectse, Justinian's Code of Laws, 351.
Dissolution of parliament, its effects, 56; easily effected by the crown, 269.
Edward I., surnamed the English Justinian, 28—31.
Election committees, 80.
Election of members of Parliament, 211.
Elective franchise, precautions for preserving its purity, 55.
Elizabeth (Queen) her glorious reign, 40; her financial economy, 41, 346
English constitution, its principles investigated, 9—11, 310—313; the
Equity courts, proceedings in, 104—106; appeals from, to the House of
Exchequer court, 88; origin of the name, ib.; its chancellor, 89, 110;
chamber, 90: as an Equity court, 110.
in England compared with other free states, 229—252; its unity
and stability, 242 l attempts to invade it, 258, 259; invested in the
Ferrers (Sir Henry), circumstances connected with his arrest, 132.
Feudal system introduced into England, 14; into France, 15; its
Fief, the term first used, 15.
Fleta, a legal work, 86.
Forest laws imposed by William I., 17 l partially abolished by King
Fortescue (Chief-Justice), his work, De Laudibus Legum Anglise, 83,86.
Fox (Charles James) on the reign of Charles II., 314.
France, changes during the last century in its government, 9; its
crown originally elective, 15; its parliaments, 121, 269, 279.
Geneva, its liberties destroyed by Napoleen, 10; its legislative assem-
Grecian republics, their revolutions unfavourable to liberty, 225; seve-
Grenville Act, 80.
Habeas Corpus Act, its origin, 239; passed, 48, 264, 309; its principal
articles, 137—140; suspended, 274.
Henry VII., state of affairs in England in his reign, 36; his parsimony, 47.
Henry VIII., his tyrannical reign, 39.
Holt (Chief-Justice), his judgment in Tooly's case, 216.
Hugh Capet, the first hereditary king in France, 15; the haughty reply
of a French lord to him, 16.
Impeachment of ministers the right of the Commons, 76; mode of
procedure, 77 l not under the control of the Crown, ib.
James II., his reign and abdication, 48—50, 154, 212, 215, 293, 2981
his character, 294.
John (King), liis imbecility turned to account, 24.
Judges, their commission defined, 68; their circuits, 135; corrupt ones
frequently punished, 239—241; celebrated for their impartiality, 247.
134 l the petty jury, 135.
two cases, 248.
King, his legislative authority, 56, 61, 73—76; defined, 242; the pre-
King's Bench Court, 89.
Kings of England, remarkable fatalities of several, 255.
Law, common or unwritten, 84; its source, 85; in civil matters, 91—
Legislative power, as consisting of the King, Lords, and Commons, •
51—59; the division of it, 156—162.
Lex Sempronia, a Roman law, 232, 233. ,
Liberty, its early struggles in France, 19; more successful in England,
Littleton's Book of Tenures, 86.
Lolme (John Louis de). See De Lolme.
Lord Privy Seal, 366.
Lord Chancellor. See Chancellor.
Lords, House of. See Peers.
Louis XV. and his parliament, 269, 279.
Madox (Thomas) on the origin of the word Exchequer, 88.
Machiavelli's History of the Republic of Florence, quoted, 146.
Magna Charta, how obtained, 24; its provisions, 25; confirmed by
Marlborough (Duke of) his removal by Queen Anne, 266.
Mary, Queen, her merciless bigotry, 40.
Masseres (Baron) revised De Lolme's Essay, 2.
Master of the Rolls, his duties, 113.
Maud (St.) the treaty concluded there, 27.
Meetings for political purposes permitted in England, 282
Memius, a Roman citizen, executed, 232.
Mezeray on the insurrection of the Flemings, 19%
Military laws of England, 287.
Mirror of Justice, by Andrew Horn, 85.
Misprision of treason, its penalty, 128.
Monarchies, the instability of ancient and modern compared with the