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SKETCHES

OF

THE IRISH BAR

BY THE RT. HON.

RICHARD LALOR SHEIL, M. P.

WITH MEMOIR AND NOTES

,1.5BYC

R. SHELTON MACKENZIE, D.C.L.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

Vol. I.

RED FIELD
110 AND 112 NASSAU STREET, NEW YORK

1854.
[Third Thousand.)

Futered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1954.

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

District of New York,

93126

STEREOTYPED BY C. C. SAVAGL,

13 Chambers Street, N.Y.

CONTENTS OF VOL. I.

MEMOIR OF MR. SHEIL...

5

AUTHOR'S INTRODUCTION..

17

AN IRISH CIRCUIT.

Going Circuit.-- The South of Ireland.-- Rules of Legal Travelling.--

An Approver.-- Lord Avonmore.—An Irish Assize Town.- Larry Cro-

nan's Trial.- O'Connell's Success with Juries.-Trial of John Scanlan

for Murder. Was he executed ?....

19

HALL OF THE FOUR COURTS, DUBLIN.

O'Connell, Bushe, Lord Plunket, and H. D. Grady.---Curran.— Lord Clare.

- Serving Writs in Connaught...

58

DANIEL O'CONNELL.

In his Study, in the Four Courts, at a Popular Meeting, at a Public Din-

ner. His Personal Appearance.- Merits as a Nisi-Prius, and Crown

Lawyer.— Influence with Juries. - As Catholic Leader.-Duel with

D'Esterre. On Circuit.— In Parliament.......

LORD PLUNKET.

His Origin.- Conviction of the Sheareses.- Trial of Robert Emmett.-His

Intellectual Supremacy.--Style of his Oratory.- Personal Appearance.

- In Parliament.-- His Catholic Politics. ---Grattan. - Raised to the

Bench.- Appointed Lord-Chancellor.— His Enforced Resignation.... 98

CHIEF-JUSTICE BUSHE.

Descent.— The Historical Society.--An Anti-Unionist.- Solicitor-General.

-Catholic Board.— Aspect, Voice, and Gesture, as an Orator.- His

Conversation, Wit, and Eloquence.— Is made Chief-Justice......... 121

ATTORNEY-GENERAL SAURIN.

Huguenot Descent.— Lord Clonmel. - Business Habits.- Opposes the

Union.— As Attorney-General.-- Anti-Catholic Politics.- Loss of Office.

- Deportment and Aspect. --Skill as an Advocate.- Distaste for Letters. 150

CHIEF-BARON JOY.

His Tory Politics.— Sympathy with Saurin.- Bar Advancement.- Is made

Solicitor-General. — His Legal and Scientific Attainments.— Skill at

Cross-Examination.-Character as a Judge......

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