The English law being mere than-ordinarily complicated, is most properly
and prudently left to be administered by twelve men taken from the common ranks of life, who know nothing about compli-
cated subjects, and very often nothing about plain ones. Their honesty is quite as conspicuous as their intelligence. When it is desirable that they should act with independence, they show, for the most part, a degree of subserviency that might grace a Borough- monger's nomineeāvoting with the Judge in peaceful, and with the People in turbulent times, without once stopping to question the law of the one or the reason of the other. The Kilkenny As- sizes, just ended, offer as fine an exemplification of the utility of the great palladium of English liberty, as JEREMY RENTHAlYI himself could desire. It is quite evident, if justice is to be maintained among our neighbours, we must adopt some other method of en- forcing its behests. The process-server is first murdered, for obey- ing the law ; the policemen, for protecting the process-server; the Jury are threatened with murder for avenging the policemen. It remains only to slay the judge and the lawyers. The people may then kill one another undisturbed; the dead bury the dead, and solitude wake the whole.