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Definition of Law

  LAW   noun
  Once Law was sitting on the bench,
      And Mercy knelt a-weeping.
  'Clear out!' he cried, 'disordered wench!
      Nor come before me creeping.
  Upon your knees if you appear,
  'Tis plain your have no standing here.'

  Then Justice came.  His Honor cried:
      'Your status? -- devil seize you!'
  'Amica curiae,' she replied --
      'Friend of the court, so please you.'
  'Begone!' he shouted -- 'there's the door --
  I never saw your face before!'


Devil's Dictionarydefinition from:
The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce, 1911


Last updated: 9/3/2011 12:48:30