These Islands are not very large. It is plainly conceivable that estates might grow to fifteen million acres or more. . . These things might be for the general advantage, but if not, does any man possessing anything which he is pleased to call his mind, deny that a state of law under which such mischiefs should exist, under which the country itself would exist, not for its people but for a mere handful of them, ought to be instantly and absolutely set aside?
— LORD CHIEF JUSTICE COLERIDGE, The Laws of Property,
Address before the Glasgow Juridical Society,
Macmillan's Magazine, April, 1888, p. 406.