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considerable favor in college classes, I have included in the notes some material which classes in law schools may find superfluous. My solution of the difficult problem of classifying the cases under appropriate headings will not meet with universal approval. So much depends on the point of view and the use which one wishes to make of a case. "A farmer," said Mr. Justice McKenna, "will classify plants differently from a botan. ist, but the classification of both may, notwithstanding the dif ferences, be logically proper."
My friend Dr. Charles W. Needham, Solicitor for the Interstate Commerce Commission, has greatly assisted me by his opinion on many doubtful points and by allowing me the use of the advance sheets of his monumental collection, Cases on Foreign and Interstate Commerce. Many instructors who used the first edition have sent me helpful criticism. Because of a temporary impairment of sight I have been unable to read any of the proof. While I have no reason to question the diligence or the accuracy of the publisher's proofreaders, it is possible that errors have escaped them which would have been detected by one who was acquainted with the subject matter of the book. This circumstance gives me additional reason for having recourse to the quaint language of old Bellewe, who says in the preface to his Les Ans du Roy Richard le Second, “Beseeching you that where you shall finde any faultes, which either by my insufficiency, the intricatenes of the worke, or the Printers' recklesnes are committed, either friendly to pardon, or by some means to admonish me thereof."
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