It is stated in the Globe, that the Vice-Chancellor, Sir
Launcelot Shadvvell, will probably be appointed Master of the Rolls, in the room of Sir John Leach ; and that Sir William Horne will succeed to the Vice-Chancellorship. We shall not believe that these appointments are made till we see them gazettcd. Sir Launcelot Shadwell is a Tory; and Sir William Horne a Trimmer. The legal reputation of neither is first-rate ; so there is no excuse for their promotion on that score. Did Ministers ever hear the name of Mr. Bickerstetli mentioned among the best lawyers, as well as most Liberal men, who have ever practised in Chancery ?