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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:3845
AUTHOR:Charles Macklin (1697?–1797)
QUOTATION:The law is a sort of hocus-pocus science, that smiles in yer face while it picks yer pocket; and the glorious uncertainty of it is of mair use to the professors than the justice of it.
ATTRIBUTION:Love à la Mode. Act ii. Sc. 1.
 

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