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A

COMPENDIOUS VIEW

OF THE

CIVIL LAW,

AND OF

THE LAW OF THE ADMIRALTY,

BEING THE SUBSTANCE OF

A COURSE OF LECTURES

XEAD IN THE

UNIVERSITY OF DUBLIN,

BY

ARTHUR BROWNE, LL.D. S.F.T.C.D.

PROFESSOR OF CIVr% LAvilN THAT UNIVERSITY, AND
REPRESENTATIVE IN THREE PARLIAMENTS FOR THE SAME.

• THE SECOND EDITION, WITH GREAT ADDITIONS.

VOL. II.

CONTAINING THE VIEW OF THE ADMIRALTY LAW.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR J. BUTTERWORTH, FLEET-STREET,
AND JOHN COOKE, DUBLIN;
By G. JYoodfdl, No. zz, Paterwjler-rew.

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THE RIGHT HONOURABLE

SIR WILLIAM SCOTT, KNT.

JUDGE OF THE HIGH COURT OF ADMIRALTY^ S*r. He. tir.

Whose Superior Knowledge And Unrivalled Administration

OF

THE CIVIL LA TV,

And

OF THE LAW OF NATIONS,

WHILE THEY REFLECT THE BRIGHTEST
LUSTRE ON THOSE SCIENCES,

PROVE, BEYOND ALL OTHER EXAMPLES,
THEIR GREAT UTILITY,

THIS WORK IS

MOST HUMBLY DEDICATED,

BY HIS
VERY OBEDIENT SERVANTj

THE AUTHOR.

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PREFACE.

T« THE

SECOND VOLUME.

IT is a remarkable truth, that while these countries have been super-eminently conspicous in naval grandeur, power and importance, and the law which governs the courts of admiralty proportionably interesting, no general elementary treatise upon that subject has appeared for more than a century. Those of Exton, Zouch, and Godolphin, learned and able as they are, were composed while the contests between the courts of common law and admiralty were at their height, and the limits of the jurisdiction of the latter totally unsettled. To shew that they still are not altogether settled by the rules of right reason, is one object of the present treatise; but

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