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If Lawyer's Hand Is Fee'D
(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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Some things never change- lawyers have had a bad reputation probably as far back as cavemen days


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