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Quotation by Charles Macklin
The law is a sort of hocus-pocus science, that smiles in yer face while it picks yer pocket: and the glorious uncertainty of it is of more use to the professors than the justice of it.
Charles Macklin (1690–1797), Irish actor, dramatist. Sir Archy MacSarcasm, in Love à la Mode, act 2, sc. 1 (1759).
The part of Sir Archy was played by Macklin himself, at Drury Lane, London, Dec. 12, 1759.
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