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precedents to the profession, had they not been subjected to the revision of one of our most accurate conveyancers.

I have only to add my grateful acknowledgments to those friends to whose assistance I have been indebted in the composition of this treatise—to Mr. T. C. Wright, for his help in the preparation of the Appendix of Conveyancing Forms; to Mr. H. F. Bristowe, for access to the shorthand notes of several cases not then in print, one of the most important of which never has been reported; and to a friend on the South Wales circuit for the materials of the section as to the remedy by action at law. No one can have studied any subject connected with the law of easements without being under great obligations to Mr. Gale and the editors of his admirable work; but I have not hesitated to express my dissent from some few of his conclusions, which seem to me at variance with the principles of our law or with more recent decisions of our courts.

5, OLD SQUARE, LINCOLN'S INN,

January, 1867.

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(1). Arising from the doctrine that a man cannot derogate from

his grant.

(2). Arising from the presumed intention of the owner of two

tenements.

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Lord Cranworth

Wood, V. C.

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