Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Faith, I have been a truant in the law,
And never yet could frame my will to it,
And therefore frame the law unto my will.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Suffolk, in Henry VI, Part 1, act 2, sc. 4, l. 7-9.
Having neglected study of the law ("been a truant"), he makes his own, since he cannot adapt or bend ("frame") his will to it.