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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:927
AUTHOR:Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)
QUOTATION:Jefferson was against any needless official apparel, but if the gown was to carry, he said: “For Heaven’s sake discard the monstrous wig which makes the English judges look like rats peeping through bunches of oakum.”
ATTRIBUTION:THOMAS JEFFERSON, commenting on judges’ apparel.—Benjamin Harrison, The Constitution and Administration of the United States of America, p. 320 (1897).
SUBJECTS:Judges
 
 
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