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[Sep. 28th, 2006|11:09 am]
John
Quoted from http://www.keele.ac.uk/depts/as/Literature/Bierce/devilsdic2.html, it's the only thing I can think of to say today. Perhaps we could say the same thing, with Lady Liberty playing the role of Mercy?

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!"
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[User Picture]From: wcg
2006-09-28 06:51 pm (UTC)
Then Liberty, her torch ablaze
Brought flame to Law's foul backside
"Think not to bind my children's ways
With laws that they can not abide.
You live or perish by my will
Enough nonsense! I've had my fill."
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[User Picture]From: kightp
2006-09-30 03:29 am (UTC)
Whether that's Bierce or Bill, it's exactly right.
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