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CASES IN CHANCERY,
COMMENCING 7TH JULY, 1846
WITH WHICH ARE INTERSPERSED SOME
MISCELLANEOUS CASES AND DICTA,
BY CHARLES PURTON COOPER, ESQ.,
ONE OF HER MAJESTY'S COUNSEL. .
VOL. II. PART I.
Law Booksellers and Publishers,
LIBRARY OF THE LELAND STANFORD, JR., UNIVERSITY
JUL 3 1901
First Letter signed “ A Student.”—The student complains with a peevishness, that augurs ill for his success as a lawyer, that he has in vain tried to reconcile Lord Cottenham's decision in Sturgis v. Champneys, 5 Myl. & Cr. 97, with the opinions and decisions of his Lordship’s predecessors and cotemporaries, and the student particularly calls attention to the words of the Vice-Chancellor Wigram in Hanson v. Keating, 4 Hare, l. The student is acquainted with Lord Coke's preface to his Littleton. In that is a passage which, with a slight alteration, furnishes an observation that the student will do well for the future to bear in mind, when reading the Reports of Messrs. Mylne and Craig, and Messrs. Craig and Phillips, and such parts of the Reports of Mr. Phillips as record the judgments of Lord Cottenham :-“ And albeit the reader shall not at any one day (do what he can) reach to the meaning of [our Chancellor], yet let him no way discourage himself but proceed ; for on