Thou son of parchmentthat mayst call The pen thy father, and the ink thy mother, The sand thy brother, and the wax thy sister, And the good pillory thy cousin removed; I say, learn reverence to thy betters. Cartwright.The Ordinary, Act III. Scene 5.
I know you lawyers can, with ease, Twist your words and meanings as you please; That language, by your skill made pliant, Will bend to favour every client; That tis the fee directs the sense, To make out either sides pretence. Gay.Fable I. Part II.