John Gay

(30 June 1685 – 4 December 1732 / Barnstaple, England)

If Lawyer's Hand Is Fee'D - Poem by John Gay

A fox may steal your hens, sir,
A whore your health and pence, sir,
Your daughter rob your chest, sir,
Your wife may steal your rest, sir,
A thief your goods and plate.

But this is all but picking,
With rest, pence, chest and chicken;
It ever was decreed, sir,
If lawyer's hand is fee'd, sir,
He steals your whole estate.

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  • Gold Star - 13,568 Points Susan Williams (11/10/2015 2:15:00 PM)

    Some things never change- lawyers have had a bad reputation probably as far back as cavemen days (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 23, 2012

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