Tuesday, January 11, 2005


A Fiction of the Law

Charles Dickens, Nicholas Nickleby (1839), chapter XLVI:
There are many pleasant fictions of the law in constant operation, but there is not one so pleasant or practically humorous as that which supposes every man to be of equal value in its impartial eye, and the benefits of all laws to be equally attainable by all men, without the smallest reference to the furniture of their pockets.

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