Quotation by Herman Melville

Coke and Blackstone hardly shed so much light into obscure spiritual places as the Hebrew prophets.
Herman Melville (1819–1891), U.S. author. Billy Budd, Sailor (posthumous), ch 11, eds. Harrison Hayford and Merton M. Sealts, Jr. (1962).

Coke and Blackstone were authorities on the law.
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