Note by A.J.Grieve from Price's Sermon in Part 1 of Reflections On The Revolution In France

Sir William (1723-1780): a barrister whose fame was made by his "Commentaries on the Laws of England"(1765-1770),

"notable for the way in which the author handles an immense mass of material and unloads it gently upon the reader in such quantities as the average man can bear."

Like Coke, he sat on the Bench of Common Pleas and the King's Bench, but he was not a great judge.