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PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION.
The author's aim in these pages has been to sketch the lives of some of the greatest of modern English Judges-taking up the tale where Lord Campbell left it—and in doing so to give the reader some idea of their several contributions to the making of English law-to show
How in the vast, the laboured whole,
Each mighty master poured his soul. The first edition contained thirty-five names ; to these thirteen more have now been added : Lord Langdale, Vice-Chancellor Kindersley, Vice-Chancellor Bacon, Lord Hannen, Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, Lord Coleridge, Lord Selborne, Lord Justice Chitty, Lord Esher, Lord Bowen, Lord Herschell, Lord Russell of Killowen, and Lord Watson. At the same time the earlier sketches have been revised and enlarged.
The author has to thank Sir Harry Poland, K.C., for many valuable suggestions and emendations, and also his Honour Lumley Smith, K.C., for similar help.
He also desires to express his thanks to Mr. G. J. Lush and Messrs. Sweet and Maxwell for kindly lending him portraits.
E. M. 8, Old-square, Lincoln's Inn.