A History of the Court of Chancery: With Practical Remarks on the Recent Commission, Report, and Evidence, and on the Means of Improving the Administration of Justice in the English Courts of Equity (Classic Reprint)

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When'we enter Upon the municipal law of any country, in its present state, we resemble a traveller, 'who crossing the Delta, loses his way among the numberless branches of the Egyptian river. But when we begin at the source, and follow the current of the law, it is in that course not less easy than agreeable; and all its relations and dependancies are traced with no greater difficulty, than are the many streams into which that magnificent river is divided before it is lost in the sea. Under the direction of this guide the writer of the following pages began 'to explore the hidden sources of English Law, and the origin of the Equity jurisdiction; but when he early discovered that mr. Hargrave and mr. Maddock had contemplated a History of the Court of Chancery, and that with all the advan.

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