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The Country Justice

Rating: 2.6

TWO lawyers to their cause so well adhered,
A country justice quite confused appeared,
By them the facts were rendered so obscure
With which the truth remained he was not sure.
At length, completely tired, two straws he sought
Of diff'rent lengths, and to the parties brought.
These in his hand he held:--the plaintiff drew
(So fate decreed) the shortest of the two.
On this the other homeward took his way,
To boast how nicely he had gained the day.

THE bench complained: the magistrate replied
Don't blame I pray--'tis nothing new I've tried;
Courts often judge at hazard in the law,
Without deciding by the longest straw.

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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Poem God 04 September 2018

DUMB POEM. Meaning is shallow! ! ! ! Jean De La Fontaine is a lesbian. Jean De La Fontaine has ligma.

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Mahtab Bangalee 04 September 2018

nice writing - Justice become garbage of rusted scale pan when the judge plays a game of fate by wrapping a black cloth on his eyes of law!

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Edward Kofi Louis 04 September 2018

Straw, raw! ! Nothing new. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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M Asim Nehal 04 September 2018

Fantastic, In and out of the court ad how the cases are being dealt all nicely written..10++

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Adrian Flett 04 September 2018

Charles Dickens would be proud of this way of deciding a case, that was long confused by, 'the facts were rendered so obscure'; but solved by two straws of different lengths.

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Khairul Ahsan 07 September 2018

'Courts often judge at hazard in the law, Without deciding by the longest straw' - well, I would rather agree with Susan Williams that things haven't changed much in last 400 years. At least, in my country, this kind of 'country justice' is not totally unfounded.

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Tariq Al 05 September 2018

Country justice is ever eschewing..... and shall but God forbid, sing on: 'tis nothing new I've tried! '

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Susan Williams 04 September 2018

well that's enough of the flipping poem as I can stand today

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Susan Williams 04 September 2018

part 3- - although they will let rapists go with a smack on the hand in

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Susan Williams 04 September 2018

part 2- - judge would never admit to tossing the coin to make a decision

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