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dal attributes to him some of the power behind the throne greater than the throne.
Upon Tindal devolves the decision of all interlocutory matters in his court,—the other judges seldom interposing with regard to them, or, indeed, appearing to interest themselves about them.
He is one of the kindest men that ever lived.
Next to Tindal is old James Allan Park,
1763-1838. He was born in Edinburgh; published, in 1787, a work on The Law of Marine Insurance; was elected Recorder of Durham in 1802; and was a Judge of the Common Pleas, 1816-1838. the oldest judge on the bench, and who, it is reported, is now at the point of death.
He has been some fifty-eight years at the bar and on the bench; is a staunch Tory, and a believer in the divinity of wigs. He dislikes Campbell, the Attorney-General; interrupts counsel very much, and has some of the petulance of age. There are a thousand amusing stories about him, which the lawyers tell at dinner to illustrate his rather puritanical characte