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RED FIELD
110 AND 112 NASSAU STREET, NEW YORK

Harvard College Library Bowie Collection

Gift of Mrs. E. D. Brandegee

Nov. 9, 1908.

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1854,

By J. 8, REDFIELD, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States, in and for the Southern

District of New York.

STEREOTYPED BY C. C. SAVAGE,

13 Chambers Street, N. Y.

CONTENTS OF VOL. II.

LORD NORBURY.

His Rise and Progress.-- Fighting One's Way to Fortune.- Sir Boyle

Roche's Bulls.- Robert Emmett's Trial. — Norbury's Judicial Brutality.

- His Personal Appearance.- Scenes in his Court.— A Noble Jester. -

His Intolerant Politics.— The Saurin Letter,— His Enforced Resigna-

tion....

5

CLONMEL ASSIZES.

Murder of Mr. Chadwick,- Trial and Execution of Patrick Grace. The

Approver and Vengeance.- Murder of Daniel Mara.- Trial of the As-

sassins.- Earl of Kingston.--- The Melodrama of Crime-- Capital

Conviction.- Causes of Irish Disaffection......

41

THE CATHOLIC BAR.

Exclusion of Catholics.- Sir Theobald. Butler's Pleading against the

Penal Laws.- The Gallant Sarsfield.- British Violation of the Treaty of

Limerick.- Lord Chesterfield and Lady Palmer.- Mr. William Bellew.

-Catholic Marriages.- Money.— The Court of Chancery.— A Cath-

olic Lawyer's Religious Manifestations....

75

SIR MICHAEL O'LOGHLIN,

His Person, Deportment, and Descent.- Bar Costume.- Bumbo Green,

the Legal Falstaff.— British Judicial System.-Chief-Baron O'Grady.-

Sir W. C. Smith.- O'Loghlin appointed Master of the Rolls.— Is made

a Baronet.- His Danish Ancestor......

106

LORD-CHANCELLOR BLACKBURNE.

Chief Baron Wolfe.- Peter Henchey and Lord Manners.--Peter Bur-

rowes.-Il-timed Ascendency Manifestation.-Curran's Eloquence and
Conversation - Blackburne's Practice and Promotions.- Orange Char-

Toast.— The Burning of the Sheas.--Sheil's Speech to the Peasant-

ry....

118

CONFESSIONS OF A JUNIOR BARRISTER.

Training for the Bar.-Gale Jones.— Early Struggles.- An Aggregate

Meeting.- Results of an Oration.— The Lawyer in Love.- A Double

Confidant.— Eloquence de Billet.— The Gain of Godliness.-Hope de-

ferred.- Dancing into Practice.

154

LORD-CHANCELLOR MANNERS.

His Biography. — Farewell to the Irish Bar.— Mr. Joy's Valediction.-

Catholic Magistrates.—Dublin Corporation

.PAGE 172

* THE MANNERS TESTIMONIAL.

Scenes in the Chancellor's Career.- The Jesuits.-- Judicial Incompetency.

- Lord Rathdown in Character...

184

THE CATHOLIC DEPUTATION.

Catholic Politics in 1825.-Invasion of England. -O'Connell en route.-

Dr. Milner and Charles Butler.- Burdett, Plunket, Brougham, Weth-

erell, Peel, and Joseph Hume, the Dukes of Devonshire and Leinster,

Lords Durham and Abinger, Dukes of Sussex and Norfolk, Coke of Nor-

folk.-Character of O'Connell's Eloquence.- Catholic Meeting in Lon-

don.- A Dinner Batch of Nobles.-Charles James Fox and Lord Grey. 192

ARCHIBALD HAMILTON ROWAN.

An Irish Patriot.— Remarkable Exterior.- Flight from Prison.— Jackson's

Chivalry.- Asylum in America.

230

JOHN LESLIE FOSTER.

Louth Election in 1826.— The Roden and Oriel League.- Harry Mills,

the “Village Hampden."— Cost of making a Peer. --- Leslie Foster in

Parliament.-- Nobility among the Commons.- Marquis of Anglesey.-

Bot Smith.- The Customs' Job.- Foster in Ermine.

235

THE CLARE ELECTION, IN 1828.

Vesey. Fitzgerald opposed by the Catholic Association.— Candidate-Hunt-

ing.-O'Connell in the Field.- Tom Steele, O'Gorman Mahon, and

"Honest Jack Lawless."- Father Tom Maguire.— The Priest of Cor-

ofin.— The Contest.— O'Connell's Victory, and its Results.- Sheil's

Speech.—"The Duke" and Catholic Emancipation.....

265

PENENDEN HEATH MEETING.

Gathering of the “Men of Kent."- Cobbett and Hunt.— The Brunswick.

ers.— Lord Camden, a Model Sinecurist.- Sheil's Unspoken Speech .. 315

LORD CHANCELLOR BROUGHAM, IN 1831.

His Elevation.- Lord Lyndhurst. — The Chancellor's Levee.— Archbishops

of Canterbury and York.- Wellington and Brougham.- Francis Jef-

frey.- Scarlett.— Jocky Bell.-- The Speaker.-Lord Denman... 340

STATE OF PARTIES IN DUBLIN.

Recent Changes.- Mr. Bellew “in Silk Attire."-O'Loghlin,-Purcel

O'Gorman.-Dublin Election. The Candidates : Moore and Recorder

Shaw, Harty and Louis Perrin.—Sir Anthony Ilart and the Master of

the Rolls.- Mr. Saurin.- Dutch Smugglers.- Popular Triumph...... 354

INDEX...

367

SKETCHES OF THE IRISH BAR.

LORD NORBURY.

Three remarkable incidents have lately taken place. LORD NORBURY, in testimony of his long and numerous services, has been created an earl, Lord Plunket has sunk into his successor, and Lord Manners took his leave amidst a strong odor of onions, and the tears of the Irish Bar.* I had intended to make these three events the groundwork of the present article; for Lord Plunket's first appearance on the stage from which Lord Norbury had just made his exit- his wan and dejected aspect, which was, as much his intellect, in contrast with that of his predecessor-the melancholy smile which superseded his habitually haughty and sardonic expression - the exultation of his antagonists at seeing him descend from his recent elevation, and the sympathy which the liberal portion of the Bar felt in what was considered as his fall, presented a sceno of deep and extraordinary interest.

It was also my purpose (inasmuch as no reasonable expectation can be entertained that a new edition of Rose and Beattie will afford an opportunity of attaching, by way of appendix

* This Sketch was published in November, 1827, but appears to have been written before Canring's death, which took place in August, during the same year. The retirement of Lord Manners from the Chancellorship, and the appointment of Plunket as Chief-Justice of the Common Pleas, took place, under Canning's Administration, in 1827.-M.

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