The body of a poet is found in a sunless cellar.
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Nineteenth-century British penologist Matthew Davenport Hill, who believed justice to be debased by fees extracted throughout the legal process, often cited mock examination questions given by Cambridge professor Richard Porson. “What happens if you win your cause?” asks the first, to which the answer is “You are nearly ruined.” The second: “What happens if you lose your cause?” Answer: “You are quite ruined.”
All moanday, tearsday, wailsday, thumpsday, frightday, shatterday till the fear of the Law.—James Joyce, 1939
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