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"LONDON LICKPENNY [OR, LYCKPENNY]", by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: In london there I was bent
Last Line: "and they that be other, god theyr state restore, / for he that lacketh money, with them he shall no
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers


"MARRIOTT, THE GREAT EATER", by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Here to your view's presented the great eater
Last Line: Those that feed him councell shall not want
Subject(s): "food & Eating;law & Lawyers;marriott, John (d. 1653);


"THE PETTIFOGGERS, SELS.", by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "in ancient days, when times were good"
Last Line: "of pettifoggers, all to cozen"
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers


A CARMAN'S ACCOUNT OF A LAWSUIT, by DAVID LYNDSAY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Marry, I lent my gossip my mare, to fetch hame coals
Last Line: But I got never my good grey mare again.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lindsay, David; Lyndsay, Sir David Of The Moiunt
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers; Trials


A CASE IN P'INT, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We don't go much on lawin'
Last Line: "you can take the witness now!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Judges; Law & Lawyers


A FINE PENALTY, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: He offered but a poor defence
Last Line: The penalty was fine.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Fines (penalty); Law & Lawyers


A FLIGHT OF FANCY, by FRANCES SARGENT OSGOOD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: At the bar of judge conscience, stood reason
Last Line: The hole in the lock, which she could not undo.
Alternate Author Name(s): Vane, Violet
Subject(s): Judges; Law & Lawyers; Reason; Intellect; Rationalism; Brain; Mind; Intellectuals


A LAWYER'S BILL, by ROWLAND EYLES EGERTON-WARBURTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What a strange bill of costs do some lawyers indite
Last Line: "and thinking your business over."
Alternate Author Name(s): Egerton-warburton, R. E.
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers; Money; Attorneys


A MEDITATION, by AGNES LEE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Rome has been dead these many hundred years
Last Line: Rome still rules.
Alternate Author Name(s): Freer, Otto, Mrs.
Subject(s): Government; Language; Latin; Law & Lawyers; Legacies; Roman Empire; Rome, Italy; Words; Vocabulary; Attorneys


A VOTE, by ABRAHAM COWLEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Lest the misconst'ring world should chance to say
Last Line: Or in clouds hide them; I have lived to-day.
Variant Title(s): A Wish;of Myself
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Gardens & Gardening; Law & Lawyers; Nature; Teaching & Teachers; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens; Attorneys; Educators; Professors


ADVICE TO A YOUNG FRIEND; WHO ... SHOULD LIKE TO A LAWYER, by JOHN GODFREY SAXE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: No, no, my boy! Let others sweat
Last Line: The literature of law!
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers


ANY AND ALL, by LAWRENCE JOSEPH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: You draw nearer to see her more closely
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers; Attorneys


AT THE COURT-HOUSE DOOR, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: No! No! I don't defend him
Last Line: He hadn't gone quite so wrong
Subject(s): Crimes & Criminals;guilt;innocence;judges;law & Lawyers


BALLADE OF BARRISTERS, by CHAUNCEY CLARK STARKWEATHER    Poem Text                
First Line: To the shy, sweet face that I saw this morning
Last Line: And the rattle of broadway never is still.
Alternate Author Name(s): Starkweather, C. C.
Subject(s): Broadway, New York City; Law & Lawyers


CORRESPONDENCE ... ABOUT 'HAVING THE LAW ON ONE'S SIDE', by THOMAS MOORE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Come, fly to these arms, nor let beauties so bloomy
Last Line: Who have such a law on their side!
Alternate Author Name(s): Little, Thomas
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers


COUNTERBLAST ON PENNY TRUMPET, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: If mr. Bright retiring does not please
Last Line: As others see us!
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Bright, John (1811-1889); Forgiveness; Gladstone, William Ewart (1809-1898); Law & Lawyers; Clemency


DIVORCE WORK, by ANNE WALDMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: This is an energy crisis
Last Line: Distilling thru my eyes, tears for this whole world
Subject(s): Divorce; Hispanic Americans; Law & Lawyers; Unfaithfulness; Latinos; Infidelity; Adultery; Inconstancy


DOMESDAY BOOK: JANE FISHER, by EDGAR LEE MASTERS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Jane fisher says to susan hamilton / that coroner has no excuse to bring
Last Line: His talk with lawyer baker in these words: --
Subject(s): Death; Law & Lawyers; Life; Love; Dead, The; Attorneys


DOMESDAY BOOK: THE GOVERNOR, by EDGAR LEE MASTERS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I'm home at last. How long were you asleep?
Last Line: To coroner merival on the street one day:
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers; Life; Politics & Government; Attorneys


EPIGRAM ON SEEING A PAIR OF SCALES IN A LAWYER'S OFFICE, by ROYALL TYLER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Lo here's the place where law prevails
Last Line: "a sign that justice there is sold."
Alternate Author Name(s): Old Simon; S.
Subject(s): Corruption In Politics; Hypocrisy; Law & Lawyers


EPIGRAM: ON A LITIGIOUS MAN, by MARCUS VALERIUS MARTIALIS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What! Twenty years at law, my friend
Last Line: By getting beat in five?
Alternate Author Name(s): Martial
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers


EPILOGUE TO KING AND QUEEN, AT THE OPENING OF THEIR THEATRE, by JOHN DRYDEN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: New ministers, when first they get in place
Last Line: But first vote money, then redress at leasure.
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers; Plays & Playwrights ; Theater & Theaters; Attorneys; Dramatists; Stage Life


EPITAPHS: A LAWYER, by WILLIAM JAY SMITH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In life each man is tried
Subject(s): Biddle, Francis (1886-1968); Law & Lawyers


FABLES: 2ND SER. 1. THE DOG AND THE FOX; TO A LAWYER, by JOHN GAY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I know you lawyers can, with ease
Last Line: The self-convicted felon dies.
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers; Attorneys


FAIR PLAY FOR TICHBORNE AND KENEALY, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Give me the man of honest heart
Last Line: Of good old english metal
Subject(s): Crimes & Criminals;honesty;law & Lawyers


GILHOOLEY'S ESTATE, by ANDREW BARTON PATERSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, mr. Gilhooley he turned up his toes
Last Line: Dividing gilhooley's estate.
Alternate Author Name(s): Paterson, 'banjo'
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers


HELTER SKELTER; OR, THE HUE AND CRY AFTER THE ATTORNEYS, by JONATHAN SWIFT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Now the active young attornies
Last Line: Hey for dublin town again!
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers; Attorneys


HIS LORDSHIP'S INVITATION, by ROWLAND EYLES EGERTON-WARBURTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Your client had better a compromise make'
Last Line: "say, a glass of warm ale, if his lordship's inclin'd."
Alternate Author Name(s): Egerton-warburton, R. E.
Subject(s): Deafness; Jokes; Law & Lawyers; Attorneys


IN RE A GENTLEMAN, ONE, by ANDREW BARTON PATERSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We see it each day in the paper
Last Line: Have mercy on 'gentleman, one'!
Alternate Author Name(s): Paterson, 'banjo'
Subject(s): Drinks & Drinking; Fates (mythology); Law & Lawyers; Life; Wine


INSCRIPTION FOR A MONUMENT AT OLD SARUM, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Reader, if thou canst boast the noble name
Last Line: An individual's rights, how happy all!
Subject(s): England; History; Law & Lawyers; Legislation; Patriotism; English; Historians


JAKE MANN, by EDGAR LEE MASTERS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I'm sending here jake mann's obituary
Subject(s): Death; Alcohol And Alcoholics; Law & Lawyers; Dead, The; Attorneys


LAW, by CHARLES OLSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Blackstone is gone
Last Line: Man shall have new law
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers


LAW LIKE LOVE, by WYSTAN HUGH AUDEN    Poem Text     Poem Explanation             Poet's Biography
First Line: Law, say the gardeners, is the sun
Alternate Author Name(s): Auden, W. H.
Variant Title(s): "law, Say The Gardeners, Is The Sun"";
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers; Attorneys


LAWES (1), by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When lawes full power have to sway, we see
Last Line: Little or no part there of tyrannie.
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers; Attorneys


LAWES (2), by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Who violates the customes, hurts the health
Last Line: Not of one man, but all the common-wealth.
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers; Attorneys


LAWYER, by CARL SANDBURG    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When the jury files in to deliver a verdict after weeks of direct
Last Line: Of many preposterous, unjust circumstances.
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers


LAWYERS, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Lawyers themselves uphold the commonweal
Last Line: "they always have great store of charity / and love they want not, keeping amity"
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers


LEGAL FICTION, by WILLIAM EMPSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Law makes long spokes of the short stakes of men
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers; Property; Attorneys; Possessions


LORD BACON, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Master of masters in the days of yore
Last Line: Withdrawn to uttermost oblivion.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Dramatists; Law & Lawyers; Plays & Playwrights; Poetry & Poets; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)


LOVE AND LAW; A LEGEND OF BOSTON, by JOHN GODFREY SAXE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Jack newman was in love; a common case
Last Line: "were, ""blank and newman, counselors at law!"
Subject(s): Elopements; Law & Lawyers


LYDFORD JOURNEY, by WILLIAM BROWNE (1591-1643)    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I oft have heard of lydford law
Last Line: Unless by some tin warrant.
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, William Of Tavistock
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers; Travel; Attorneys; Journeys; Trips


MAMMON'S PLEA: A TALE, by THOMAS WARTON THE ELDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Many seeming weak acts by contrivance are done
Last Line: "may'r, aldermen, burgesses, town-clerk, and all."
Subject(s): Crime & Criminals; Death; Devil; Greed; Law & Lawyers; Story-telling; Wills; Dead, The; Satan; Mephistopheles; Lucifer; Beelzebub; Avarice; Cupidity


NECESSARY OBSERVATIONS: 10TH PRECEPT, by THOMAS RANDOLPH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The law's the path of life; then that obey
Last Line: Who keeps it not, hath wand'ring lost his way.
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers


NEMO REPENTE TURPISSIMUS; EPIGRAM, by JOHN GODFREY SAXE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Bob sawyer to a man of law
Last Line: "it takes three years to make a lawyer!"
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers


NONSENSE RHYMES: 4, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: All my boasting friends
Last Line: Here does the lawyer dwell!
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers;nonsense


OFFICIAL PIETY, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A pious magistrate!
Last Line: Whining a prayer for help to hide the key!
Subject(s): Hypocrisy; Law & Lawyers; Piety; Slavery; Serfs


ON A FAMOUS WATER-SUIT; EPIGRAM, by JOHN GODFREY SAXE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My wonder is really boundless
Last Line: And a water-case always be dry!
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers


ON A LITIGIOUS DEBTOR, by JOHN OWEN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: You pay your lawyer more than was my due
Last Line: Oh what a knave and what a fool are you!
Subject(s): Debt; Law & Lawyers


ON AN ILL-READ LAWYER, by JOHN GODFREY SAXE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: An idle attorney besought a brother
Last Line: "would prove more novel to you!"
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers


ON CHEVERIL THE LAWYER, by BEN JONSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: No cause, nor client fat, will cheveril leese
Last Line: For this: that wins, for whom he holds his peace.
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers; Attorneys


ON DEATH OF SIR SAMUEL ROMILLY, by GEORGE CRABBE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Thus had I written, so a friend advised
Last Line: And feel, lamented romilly, for thee.
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers; Romilly, Sir Samuel (1757-1818); Attorneys


ON LAW, by WALTER SAVAGE LANDOR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What thousands, law, thy handywork deplore!
Last Line: Thou hangest many, but thou starvest more.
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers; Attorneys


ON THE GREAT EATER OF GRAYS-INN, by CHARLES COTTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh! For a lasting wind! That I may rail
Last Line: For writing this, pray god, thou eat not me.
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Law & Lawyers; Marriott, John (d. 1653); Attorneys


ON THE NATURE AND REASON OF ALL OUTWARD LAW, by JOHN BYROM    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: From this true saying one may learn to draw
Last Line: Till the good saviour's hour is come, to cure.
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers; Reason; Attorneys; Intellect; Rationalism; Brain; Mind; Intellectuals


PENAL SERVITUDE FOR MRS. MAYBRICK, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "the maybrick trial is over now, there's been a lot of jaw"
Last Line: So stick close to your husband and keep clear of berry's drop
Subject(s): Crimes & Criminals;death;law & Lawyers;trials; "dead, The;


REJECTED ADDRESSES: THE REBUILDING, BY R. S., by JAMES SMITH (1775-1839)    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I am a blessed glendoveer
Last Line: "no, thank you! One tumble's enough!"
Subject(s): Death; Fire; Law & Lawyers; Southey, Robert (1774-1843); Tears; Dead, The


RELIGIO NOVISSIMA, by AUBREY THOMAS DE VERE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There is an order by a northern sea
Last Line: And undispensed sustain its discipline!
Subject(s): Crime & Criminals; Discipline; Law & Lawyers; Order; Prisons & Prisoners; Attorneys; Convicts


RULES FOR OUR REACH, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Men must have bounds how farre to walke; for we
Last Line: Are made farre worse, by lawless liberty.
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers; Attorneys


SIX POETS IN SEATCH OF A LAWYER, by DONALD HALL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Finesse be first, whose elegance deplores
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers; Poetry & Poets; Attorneys


SOCIETY, by GEORGE MEREDITH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Historic be the survey of our kind
Last Line: They spring another flood of fangs and claws.
Subject(s): Conscience; Law & Lawyers; Upper Classes


SONNET ON ALFRED OF ENGLAND, by RICHARD MONCKTON MILNES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There rose, from out a most discordant age
Last Line: Brings on himself like shame and misery on the land.
Alternate Author Name(s): Houghton, 1st Baron; Houghton, Lord
Subject(s): Alfred The Great (849-1899); Courts & Courtiers; Law & Lawyers; Alfred, King Of Wessex


SQUIRE HAWKING'S STORY, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I hain't no hand at tellin' tales
Last Line: I heerd the roosters crow fer day.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers; Love; Patience; Widows & Widowers


THE ANARCHIST, by PERCY STICKNEY GRANT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The district attorney snaps his jaws
Last Line: No, not more graft.
Subject(s): Hypocrisy; Injustice; Law & Lawyers; Attorneys


THE AUCTIONEER AND THE LAWYER, by HORACE SMITH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A city auctioneer, one samuel stubbs
Last Line: He knocked him down.
Alternate Author Name(s): Smith, Horatio
Subject(s): Auctions; Law & Lawyers


THE BAR VERSUS THE DOCKET, by JOHN GARDINER CALKINS BRAINARD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Whereas, said the plaintiffs, you owe us our living
Last Line: And send the whole hue and cry after the docket.
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers; Trials; Attorneys


THE BOOK OF THE DEAD: PRAISE OF THE COMMITTEE, by MURIEL RUKEYSER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: These are the lines on which a committee is formed.
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Illness; Law & Lawyers; Work; Workers; Attorneys


THE BOROUGH: LETTER 6. PROFESSIONS - LAW, by GEORGE CRABBE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Trades and professions' - these are the themes the muse
Last Line: A hard bad man, who prey'd upon the weak.
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers; Attorneys


THE BRIEFLESS BARRISTER; A BALLAD, by JOHN GODFREY SAXE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: An attorney was taking a turn
Last Line: He could not keep his head above water!
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers


THE BUILDER AND HIS TOOLS, by SAMUEL VALENTINE COLE    Poem Text                
First Line: Nations arise and fall
Last Line: The question and the answer might be heard.
Subject(s): Judgments; Law & Lawyers; Missionaries & Missions; Attorneys


THE CANON OF AUGHRIM, by WILFRID SCAWEN BLUNT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: You ask me of english honour, whether your nation is just!
Last Line: Ridge and furrow of grass, the graves of our women and men.
Subject(s): Crime & Criminals; Great Britain - Politics & Government; Justice; Law & Lawyers; Nations; War; Attorneys


THE CHAMELEON, by MATTHEW PRIOR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: As the chameleon, who is known
Last Line: And lies with those he never saw.
Subject(s): Chameleons; Colors; Europe; Law & Lawyers; Wisdom


THE DEATH OF MOSES, by MARY ANN EVANS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Moses, who spake with god as with his friend
Last Line: "he dwells not with you dead, but lives as law."
Alternate Author Name(s): Eliot, George; Cross, Marian Lewes; Evans, Marian; Ann, Mary
Subject(s): Angels; Bible; Death; God; Law & Lawyers; Moses; Religion; Dead, The; Attorneys; Theology


THE DYING OLD YEAR: 1867, by JANET HAMILTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Avaunt, away! Dread shapes of hate and fear
Last Line: Then passed away, with one low, moaning sigh.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hamilton, Janet Thompson
Subject(s): Crime & Criminals; Death; Holidays; Italy; Law & Lawyers; New Year; Social Protest; Treason & Traitors; Dead, The; Italians; Attorneys


THE FARMER AND THE COUNSELLOR, by HORACE SMITH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A counsel in the common pleas
Last Line: "but not so many as when you were there!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Smith, Horatio
Subject(s): Farm Life; Law & Lawyers; Agriculture; Farmers


THE FARMERS OUTLAW WEEDS, by VINCENT GODFREY BURNS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The farmer lords of podunkville proclaimed a big conclave
Last Line: For diplomats who resolute against the weed called war!
Subject(s): Brotherhood; Diplomacy & Diplomats; Farm Life; Government; Law & Lawyers; Social Protest; War; Weeds; Agriculture; Farmers; Attorneys


THE HANGING, by JAMES EDWARD HERVEY MACDONALD    Poem Text                
First Line: I bind the soul that fathered me
Last Line: I hang, behead, electrocute.;
Subject(s): Capital Punishment; Jesus Christ; Law & Lawyers; Hanging; Executions; Death Penalty


THE HUMOURS OF THE KING'S BENCH PRISON, A BALLAD, by LEONARD HOWARD    Poem Text                
First Line: Now we're met, my brethren benchers
Last Line: Benchers only live by rules.
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers; Prisons & Prisoners; Attorneys; Convicts


THE LAW, by FANNY HOWE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There is a law against us
Last Line: My respect for nature / and space
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers; Attorneys


THE LAW, by KATHARINE SPRINGER    Poem Text                
First Line: In your own hands your future lies
Last Line: You set the price, fate in your own coin paid!
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Law & Lawyers; Work; Workers


THE LAW SAYS, by CARL SANDBURG    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The law says you and I belong to each other, george
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers; Attorneys


THE LAWYER AND JUSTICE, by EDWARD MOORE (1712-1757)    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Love! Thou divinest good below
Last Line: Till hardwicke sooth'd her into grace.
Subject(s): Fables; Justice; Law & Lawyers; Men; Women; Allegories


THE LAWYER'S INVOCATION TO SPRING, by HENRY HOWARD BROWNELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Whereas, on certain boughs and sprays
Last Line: Hail, as aforesaid, coming spring!
Subject(s): Ingenuity; Law & Lawyers; Spring; Attorneys


THE LAWYER'S VALENTINE, by JOHN GODFREY SAXE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I'm notified, fair neighbor mine
Last Line: With no remainder over!
Subject(s): Holidays; Law & Lawyers; Valentine's Day


THE LAWYER'S WAYS, by PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I've been list'nin' to them lawyers
Last Line: Can persess the self-same soul?
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers; Attorneys


THE LAWYERS KNOW TOO MUCH, by CARL SANDBURG    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The lawyers, bob, know too much
Last Line: The lawyers -- tell me why a hearse horse snickers hauling a lawyer's bones.
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers


THE LITTLE MAID AND THE LAWYER, by JOHN GODFREY SAXE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: They say, little maid, quoth lawyer brown
Last Line: What's that to you?
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers; Love


THE MAN WHO WAS AWAY, by ANDREW BARTON PATERSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The widow sought the lawyer's room with children three in tow
Last Line: The mystery of peter's life -- the man who was away.
Alternate Author Name(s): Paterson, 'banjo'
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers; Life; Widows & Widowers


THE NEW MILLENNIUM; A VISION IN THE STRAND, by ANDREW LANG    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The jaded light of late july
Last Line: The new, the true millennium!
Subject(s): Justice; Law & Lawyers; Millenium; Socialism; Attorneys


THE PACK, by J. A. PETERSON    Poem Text                
First Line: Have you shuddered to think
Last Line: For their law is of tooth and of fang.
Subject(s): Justice; Law & Lawyers


THE PRETENCE, by JOSEPH BEAUMONT    Poem Text                
First Line: Vain hart, why wouldst thou try
Last Line: Thou fearest thine own weapon, lawfulness.
Subject(s): Christianity; Law & Lawyers; Attorneys


THE SELF-SEEKER, by ROBERT FROST    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Willis, I didnít want you here to-day
Last Line: "good-bye."" he flung his arms around his face."
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers; Wit & Humor


THE SITTING OF THE SESSION, by ROBERT FERGUSSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Phoebus, sair cow'd wi' simmer's hight
Last Line: Ere out he win.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ferguson, Robert
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers; Attorneys


THE TEACHERS, by CHARLES VENN PILCHER    Poem Text                
First Line: I went to school with the tutor, law
Last Line: Could never reveal to me.
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers; Love; Teaching & Teachers


THE TENT ON THE BEACH: 11. ABRAHAM DAVENPORT, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In the old days (a custom laid aside / with breeches and cocked hats)
Last Line: That simple duty hath no place for fear.
Subject(s): Hartford, Connecticut; Law & Lawyers; Politics & Government; Attorneys


THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT, by HARRY RANDOLPH BLYTHE    Poem Text                
First Line: They stand like sentries at a country's gates
Last Line: While men have no appeal except to him.
Subject(s): Judges; Justice; Law & Lawyers; Trials; United States - Supreme Court; Attorneys


THE WISE YOUNG LAWYER SPEAKS, by MILLICENT H. VELHAGEN    Poem Text                
First Line: I answered him discreetly - that I know
Last Line: Could he have meant I should not enter in?
Subject(s): Heaven; Law & Lawyers; Paradise


TO A FRIEND, by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Well, lizzie anderson! Seventeen men -- and
Last Line: The law is changed into a mouthful of phrases.
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers; Promiscuity


TO CHARLES BAXTER (IN LALLAN), by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Noo lyart leaves blaw ower the green
Last Line: We'll weet oor thrapples.
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Variant Title(s): Epistle To Charles Baxter
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers


TO HIS HONOURED FRIEND, M. JOHN WEARE, COUNCELLOUR, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Did I or love, or could I others draw
Last Line: To be my counsell both, and chanceller.
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers; Attorneys


TO SIR GEORGE PARRIE, DOCTOR OC THE CIVILL LAW, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I have my laurel chaplet on my head
Last Line: The first as doctor, and the last as knight.
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers; Attorneys


TWO IMPRESSIONS: 1. AT THE LAW COURTS, by LEWIS MORRIS (1833-1907)    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: With awe-struck gaze
Last Line: We can but die!
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers


VEXATION OF SPIRIT, by WALT MASON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: So long and earnestly I've wrought, pursued
Last Line: Learned attorney will arrive, and hook on to my wad.
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers


VIRGIDEMIAE: BOOK 2: SATIRE: 3, by JOSEPH HALL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Who doubts? The lawes fel down from heauens height
Last Line: So robs the sheepe, in fauours faire pretence.
Subject(s): God; Law & Lawyers; Mankind; Worship; Attorneys; Human Race


WILL AND LAW, by BAYARD TAYLOR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Will, in his lawless mirth
Last Line: "for I am law!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers


WORKING LATE, by LOUIS SIMPSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A light is on in my father's study
Subject(s): Fathers & Sons; Law & Lawyers


ZENGER THE PRINTER, by ARTHUR GUITERMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Zenger the printer, through storm and stress
Last Line: Bulwark of freedom, a fearless press!
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers; New York City - Colonial Period; Politics & Government; Printing & Printers; Zenger, John Peter (1697-1746); Attorneys