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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:950
AUTHOR:Lewis Carroll (1832–98)
QUOTATION:“There’s the King’s Messenger. He’s in prison now, being punished: and the trial doesn’t begin until next Wednesday: and of course the crime comes last of all.”

  “Suppose he never commits the crime?” said Alice.

  “That would be all the better, wouldn’t it?” the Queen said.
ATTRIBUTION:LEWIS CARROLL (Charles L. Dodgson), Through the Looking-Glass, chapter 5.—Logical Nonsense: The Works of Lewis Carroll, ed. Philip C. Blackburn and Lionel White, p. 195 (1934). First published in 1872.
SUBJECTS:Justice
 
 
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