A New Abridgment of the Law, Vol. 1 of 7 (Classic Reprint)

Lecturer in Criminology Matthew Bacon

Excerpt from A New Abridgment of the Law, Vol. 1 of 7 In the course of the work, Mr. Bacon seems to have made different use of the materials that lay before him, sometimes taking the tracts at length, sometimes giving only extracts from them: but whether he inserted the whole of any tract, or only a part of it, we have reason to think, he inserted it just as he found it. If the Author in different treatises, in order to make each treatise perfect within itself, introduced the same matter conveyed in the same expression, the Compiler implicitly copied it, and under different titles of his work introduced the same passages to the extent of several pages. If the manuscripts were in any part defective, if the subjects were but partially treated of in them, the titles which related to those subjects were left equally defective in the Abridgment. The Compiler seemed to have as little inclination to supply the deficiencies of his Author, as he had fagacity to mark or correct his errors. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.