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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Laws
 
Laws grind the poor, and rich men rule the law.
        Goldsmith.—The Traveller, Line 386.
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Mark what unvaried laws preserve each state,
Laws wise as nature, and as fix’d as fate.
        Pope.—Essay on Man, Epi. III. Line 189.
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Laws are like spider webs, small flies are ta’en,
While greater flies break in and out again.
        Braithwaite.—Honest Ghost, 1658, p. 79.
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Law is a spider’s web, and ever was,
It takes the little flies, lets great ones pass.
        Braithwaite.—Honest Ghost, 1658, p. 170; and see Mr. Dyce’s Ed. of Webster’s Plays, XX. in notis.
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Laws under which life lives.
        Cumming.—Lecture at Exeter Hall, 12th Nov. 1854. (See title “Justice.”)
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