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Preface to the Second Edition - Albert Venn Dicey, Lectures on the Relation between Law and Public Opinion in England during the Nineteenth Century (LF ed.) 
Lectures on the Relation between Law and Public Opinion in England during the Nineteenth Century, edited and with an Introduction by Richard VandeWetering (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2008).
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Preface to the Second Edition
the body of this work is a second edition, or a corrected reprint of the first edition, of my treatise on Law and Public Opinion in England during the Nineteenth Century. It is accompanied by a new Introduction, the object of which is to trace and to comment upon the rapid changes in English law and in English legislative opinion which have marked the early years of the twentieth century. In the attempt to perform a somewhat difficult task I have been much assisted by aid from many friends. Acknowledgments for such help are specially due to Professor Geldart, my successor as Vinerian Professor of English Law in the University of Oxford; to Professor Kenny, of Cambridge; and to Mr. A. B. Keith, of the Colonial Office. Nor can I omit to mention suggestions as to alterations in the modern law of France made to me by and also derived from the writings of Professor Duguit, and Professor Jéze. More information about recent French enactments than I have been able to use in a treatise which touches only incidentally on French law, has been obtained for me by my friend, Mr. André Colanéri, who has carefully examined recent French legislation in so far as it illustrates the development of socialistic ideas.
A. V. DICEY.
THE RELATION BETWEEN
LAW & PUBLIC OPINION
DURING THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
A. V. DICEY, K.C., Hon. D.C.L.
of the inner temple; formerly vinerian professor of english law
fellow of all souls college, oxford; hon. ll.d. cambridge, glasgow, and edinburgh
author of ‘introduction to the study of the law of the constitution’
MACMILLAN AND CO., LIMITED
ST. MARTIN’S STREET, LONDON
AS A MEMORIAL
OF A HAPPY VISIT TO THE UNITED STATES
THESE LECTURES ARE DEDICATED
C. W. ELIOT
PRESIDENT EMERITUS OF HARVARD UNIVERSITY
WHO SUGGESTED THEIR DELIVERY
AND TO THE
PROFESSORS OF THE HARVARD LAW SCHOOL
WHOSE FRIENDLY RECEPTION ENCOURAGED THEIR PUBLICATION