Hunt the Slipper

Hunt the Slipper : A Novel (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Hunt the Slipper: A Novel Unless I am wrong in my facts, which I do not for a moment believe, the office of Justice of the Peace is among the oldest and most honourable in our country, dating certainly from the year of our Lord when as Mr. Grist, our excellent Clerk, ih forms me, the name custos pacis first appears in English records. Under slightly different desi na tions I understand that we have existed almost rom the dawn of history. On the other hand, County Councils, stipendiaries and the like are purely modern and untried. I mention this, not to dis prove the old sneer against Justices' justice, which is, I fear, frequently justified in some parts of the country, but as indicating that even in these days we have the right to expect common politeness from members of the County Councils, however eminent in their own opinion. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 15mm | 386g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 024313388X
  • 9780243133888