Friday, October 08, 2010

O, how our profession hath changed since then!

In the index to Bentham's Works, the entries under "lawyer" include "the only persons in whom ignorance of the Law is not punished," "least of all men exposed to the operations of humanity," "their interest in technical jargon."
-- Asa Briggs, The Age of Improvement 1783-1867, p. 92 n.

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