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FIFTY YEARS

ENGLISH CONSTITUTION

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FIFTY YEAES

ENGLISH CONSTITUTION

1830-i 880

BY

SHELDON AMOS, M.A.

IMlSTER-AT LAW; UTE PROFESSOR OF JURISPRUDENCE IN UNIVERSITY t'OLLEOE, LONDON;
AND OP JURISPRUDENCE AMD CONsTITUTIONAL LAW AND LEGAL H1KTORY TO TRK
INNH OK COURT; LATE EXAMINER LN THE CONSTITUTIONAL HISTORY OV
RNOLAND TO THE UNIVERSITY OP LONDON; AUTHOR OP*A PRIMER
OF THE ENGLISH CONHTrTUTION,' 'A SYSTEMATIC VIEW
OP TRE sCIEXCE or JURISPRUDENCE,' ETC. ETC.

LONDON

LONGMANS, GREEN, AND CO.
1880

All right, r„erv,a LIBRARY

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

TO

MY SON AND DAUGHTER.

'For Freedom's Battle Once Begun,
Bequeathed By ... . Sire To Son,
Though Baffled Oft, Is Ever Won.'

'Whence Did This Happy Organisation First Come? Was It A Tree Transplanted From Paradise, With All Its Branches In Full Fruitage? Or Was It Sowed In Sunshine 1 Was It In Vernal Breezes And Gentle Rains That It Fixed Its Roots, And Grew And Strengthened 1 Let History Answer These Questions. With Blood Was It Planted; It Was Rocked In Tempests; The Goat, The Ass, And The Stag Gnawed It; The Wild Boar Has Whetted His Tusks On Its Bark. The Deep Scars Are Still Extant On Its Trunk, And The Path Of The Lightning May Be Traced Among Its Higher Branches. And Even After Its Full Lirowth. In The Season Of Its Strength, When Its Height Reached To Heaven, And The Sight Thereof To All The Rarth, The Whirlwind Has More Than Once Forced Its Stately Top To Touch The Ground; It Has Been Bent Like A Bow, And Sprang Back Like A Shaft. Mightier Powers Were At Work Than Expediency Ever Yet Called Up; Yea, Mightier Than The Mere Understanding Can Comprehend.'

Coleridge's Lay Sirmons.

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