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INFLUENCE OF SECULAR LAW.

ioned the criminal jurisprudence of the Continent. It was a system which might well seem the invention of demons, and was fitly characterized by Sir John Fortescue as the Road to Hell.[1]

  1. Fortescue de Laudibus Legum Anglie cap. xxii-As late as 1823 there is a case in which a court in Martinique condemned a man to the galleys for life for vehement suspicion " of being a sorcerer (Isambert. Anc. Loix Françaises, XI. 258)