A of M, 83-86: Robert Burton does not like lawyers

AofM 83-86

We may justly tax our wrangling lawyers, they do consenescere in litibus [grow old over a lawsuit], are so litigious and busy here on earth, that I think they will plead their clients’ causes hereafter, some of them in hell. (84)

For the record, some of my best friends are lawyers and do awesome things like advocate for human rights and so on. I would not call them “common hungry pettifoggers.”

 

This post is part of a long, tedious, and illustrated read-along of Robert Burton’s The Anatomy of Melancholy – more info here and follow along on Facebook here

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