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Briefless Ballads and Legal Lyrics

Second Series

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Author: James Williams
Published: 1895
Language: English
Wordcount: 9,190 / 36 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.2
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 408
Added to site: 2008.05.02
mnybks.net#: 20731
Genre: Poetry
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ost always paid.

Somewhere County Councils press
Banquets on the circuit mess,
Fleshpots in the wilderness.

Somewhere at Assizes grow
Prosecutions row on row,
Every man has six or so.

Somewhere, eager but for right,
Court and counsel cease to cite
Pointless cases recondite.

Somewhere headnotes give the ground
Whereupon the judges found
Judgments generally sound.

Somewhere juries use their sense,
Basing on the evidence
Verdicts of intelligence.

Somewhere rich embroideries
Woven cunningly of lies
Part in twain at truth's clear eyes.

Somewhere justice grows from wrong,
Till the right that suffered long
Sings at last its triumph song.

Somewhere--even in a place
Peopled by a perfect race--
One side holds a losing case.

Somewhere since the world began
Heaven hath made an honest man,
Somewhere in Aldebaran.

Roman Law

I am a "coach" in Roman law by fate,
But Nature m

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