Sir Frederick Pollock's Lecture.
Sir Frederick Pollock gave the third of his series of lectures yesterday afternoon in the New Lecture Hall, his subject being "The Sword of Justice." He traced the history of the criminal courts of England from the earliest times to the present day, defining and outlining the powers of the "Star Chamber," from its origin to the end of the sixteenth century, when it was consolidated with the present courts of King's Bench and Chancery. The remainder of the lecture was devoted to the discussion of trials by ordeal, by battle and by jury.
The fourth lecture, on "The Law of Reason, (a) The Law of Nature and of Nations," will take place at 3 o'clock this afternoon.