Front Page Titles (by Subject) ADVERTISEMENT. - The Works of Jeremy Bentham, vol. 5 (Scotch Reform, Real Property, Codification Petitions)
ADVERTISEMENT. - Jeremy Bentham, The Works of Jeremy Bentham, vol. 5 (Scotch Reform, Real Property, Codification Petitions) 
The Works of Jeremy Bentham, published under the Superintendence of his Executor, John Bowring (Edinburgh: William Tait, 1838-1843). 11 vols. Vol. 5.
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- Scotch Reform; Considered With Reference to the Plan Proposed In the Late Parliament, For the Regulation of the Courts and the Administration of Justice In Scotland: With Illustrations From English Non-reform: In the Course of Which, Divers Imperfectio
- Letters to Lord Grenville, On the Proposed Reform In the Administration of Civil Justice In Scotland.
- Letter I.
- Letter II.: Proposed Division of the Court of Session.
- Letter III.: Proposed System of Pleading.
- Letter IV.: Proposed Trial By Jury.
- Letter V.: On the Bill Called Lord Eldon’s.
- Summary View of the Plan of a Judicatory, Under the Name of the Court of Lords’ Delegates, Proposed For the Exercise of Those Judicial Functions, the Adequate Discharge of Which By the Whole House Has, For These Six Or Seven Years, Been Rendered Confe
- The Elements of the Art of Packing, As Applied to Special Juries, Particularly In Cases of Libel Law.
- Advertisement to the First Edition.
- Part I.
- Chapter I.: Occasion of This Work.
- Chapter II.: Juries—their Use As a Check to Judges.
- Chapter III.: The Check How Done Away By Influence.
- Chapter IV.: Special Juries, a Special Engine of Corruption.
- Chapter V.: Jury Unanimity Increases the Corruption.
- Chapter VI.: Purposes to Which Influence On Juries May Be Made Subservient.
- Chapter VII.: Chief Purpose, Crushing the Liberty of the Press.
- Chapter VIII.: The Exchequer Packing Office Suffices.
- Chapter IX.: Instruments For Crushing the Liberty of the Press.
- Chapter X.: Want of Adequate Obsequiousness Morally Impossible.
- Chapter XI.: Such Juries Worse Than None.
- Part II.: State of the Packing System, Anno 1808.
- Chapter I.: Introduction—two Reforming Shrievalties.
- Chapter II.: The Sheriff to the Lord Chief Baron—notices.
- Chapter III.: Lord Chief Baron to Sheriff Sir Richard Phillips—avowries and Defences.
- Chapter IV.: Observations On the Lord Chief Baron’s Defences.
- Chapter V.: Special Jury Corruption—devices By Which It Was Protected.
- Chapter VI.: Learned Advice From the Temple.
- Chapter VII.: Advice From Lincoln’s-inn.
- Chapter VIII.: Maxims Concerning Reform, Deduced From the Above Letter.
- Chapter IX.: Transactions At the Remembrancer’s.
- Part III.: State of the Packing System, Anno 1809.
- Chapter I.: Commons’ Debate, 24 Th April 1809. Packing and Cutting.
- Chapter II.: Double-fee Abuse, Plain and Embroidered.
- Part IV.—: Remedies Proposed. *
- Chapter I.: Humble Proposal For Restoring the Constitution In Regard to Juries.
- Chapter II.: State of Jury Package In Scotland.
- Chapter III.: Humble Proposal For Restoring the Authority of Parliament.
- “swear Not At All:” Containing an Exposure of the Needlessness and Mischievousness, As Well As Anti-christianity of the Ceremony of an Oath: a View of the Parliamentary Recognition of Its Needlessness, Implied In the Practice of Both Houses; a
- Editor’s Note
- Swear Not At All. Mat. V. 34.
- Section 1.: Oath. Incongruity of the Assumption, On Which Its Supposed Beneficial Efficiency Is Grounded.
- Section 2.: Mischievousness of This Instrument Considered In a General Point of View.
- Section 3.: Its Inefficiency In the Character of a Security Against Deceptious Incorrectness and Incompleteness In Evidence.
- Section 4.: Recognition of Its Inutility By Lords and Commons.
- Section 5.: Mischiefs —1. Contributing to the Mendacity-licence Granted By Judges.
- Section 6.: Mischief 2— Weakening In Various Ways the Efficiency of the Laws.
- Section 7.: Mischief 3— Bewildering and Enslaving the Consciences of Jurymen.
- Section 8.: Mischief 4— Giving Aid and Force to the Enterprises of Malefactors.
- Section 9.: Mischief 5— Furnishing Pretence For Misrule By Abuse of Prerogative.
- Section 10.: Misrule, How to Perpetuate—coronation Oaths Amended.
- Section 11.: Mischief 6— Corrupting the National Morals and Understanding—oxford University Oaths.
- Section 12.: Mischief 6 Continued. —ii. Cambridge Oaths.
- Section 13.: Practice of Receiving Judicial Oaths, Its Repugnancy to the Precepts of Jesus.
- Section 14.: Succedanea—true Securities Substitutible to This False One.
- Section 15.: Cause and Origin of the Practice In Regard to Oaths.
- Truth Versus Ashhurst; Or, Law As It Is, Contrasted With What It Is Said to Be.
- The King Against Edmonds and Others: Set Down For Trial, At Warwick, On the 29 Th of March 1820.
- The King Against Sir Charles Wolseley, Baronet, and Joseph Harrison, Schoolmaster, Set Down For Trial, At Chester, On the 4 Th of April 1820.
- Official Aptitude Maximized; Expense Minimized: As Shown In the Several Papers Comprised In This Volume.
- Paper I.—
- Paper II.—: Introductory View, &c.
- Paper III.—: Extract From the Proposed Constitutional Code; Entitled, Official Aptitude Maximized—expense Minimized. By Jeremy Bentham, Esq. Bencher of Lincoln’s Inn.
- Paper IV.—: Supplement to the Above Extract.
- Paper V.—: Defence of Economy Against the Right Honourable Edmund Burke.
- Paper VI.—: Defence of Economy Against the Right Honourable George Rose.
- Paper VII.: Observations On Mr. Secretary Peel’s House of Commons Speech, 21 St March 1825, Introducing His Police Magistrates’ Salary Raising Bill, ( Date of Order For Printing, 24 Th March 1825.)
- Paper VIII.: Indications Respecting Lord Eldon, Including History of the Pending Judges’-salary-raising Measure.
- Paper IX.—: On the Militia.
- Paper X.: On Public Account Keeping.
- Paper XI.: Constitutional Code—table of Contents As Shown By Titles of Chapter and Sections.
- Commentary On Mr. Humphreys’ Real Property Code, By Jeremy Bentham. From the Westminster Review, No. XII., For October 1826.
- *∗* the Following Note Was Prefixed to the Article By the Editor of the Westminster Review: —
- Commentary On Humphreys’ Real Property Code.
- I.: Deed of Sale.
- II.: Deed of Mortgage. 1
- III.: Marriage Settlement Deed.
- Outline of a Plan of a General Register of Real Property: Contained In a Communication to the Commissioners Appointed Under Letters Patent, of Date the 6 Th June 1828, to Inquire Into the Law of England Respecting Real Property, and First Printed I
- Justice and Codification Petitions: Being Forms Proposed For Signature By All Persons Whose Desire It Is to See Justice No Longer Sold, Delayed, Or Denied: and to Obtain a Possibility of That Knowledge of the Law, In Proportion to the Want of Which T
- Justice and Codification Petitions.
- Preliminary Explanations Necessary to Be First Read.
- Petition For Justice.
- Abridged Petition For Justice.
- More Abridged Petition For Justice.
- Supplement, Which May Be Added Or Not to Any One of the Three Or Any Other Proposed Petition.
- Petition For Codification.
- Lord Brougham Displayed: Including I. Boa Constrictor, Alias Helluo Curiarum; II. Observations On the Bankruptcy Court Bill, Now Ripened Into an Act; III. Extracts From Proposed Constitutional Code.
In the state in which it is here seen, this tract was printed anno 1813. In the summer of the year 1813, in passing through the University of Oxford (in which seat of learning, above half a century ago, the author had taken the last of two degrees,) by the hands of a common friend he caused to be delivered into the hands of one of the Reverend the Heads of Houses, who had been mentioned to him as being of the number of those, in whose instance the hydrophobia of innovation was supposed to be least rabid, a copy of this tract; and staid there long enough to hear of its having undergone his perusal. Of the communication thus made, the motive was—a hope, how small soever, that possibly, by means of the representation thus conveyed, some course might, in that seat of professed piety, be taken, for the abolition of a practice, which, not to profane only, but to reverend and orthodox eyes, had already, in more instances than one, presented itself, and had accordingly in print, and in multitudes of editions, been held up to view, as impious.
Whatever other imputations the publication of this tract may be thought to be open to, precipitation therefore will at any rate not be of the number: neither on the one part precipitation,—nor on the other part, want of notice.
After all, this tract might for any further length of time have slept upon the shelf, but for the addition so lately made of the scourge of religious persecution to the yoke of despotism:—for a pretence for punishment as for blasphemy—and that by imprisonment without trial (infliction by every clergyman who is in the commission of the peace) the so recently instituted practice of putting the composition of nobody knows what “miserable sinners,” who triumphed over piety and sincerity about two centuries and a half ago, upon a level with the discourses of Jesus; and, by men by whom the profession of piety has been converted into an instrument of power, the exertions so lately made, to bolster up by the force of their punishments the imbecility of their arguments.
What is here meant is not unknown to Mr. Wilberforce. Of the perjury which, so long as he has had eyes to see, has been staring him in the face, let him disprove the impiety, or stand forth at length, and use his endeavours to put an end to it.