If the law supposes that … the law is a ass – a idiot.

Background.

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itemIf the law supposes that the law is a ass a idiot.” is a quotation from Oliver Twist (Chapter 51).

item Oliver Twist, subtitled The Parish Boy’s Progress, is the second novel by Charles Dickens, published in 1837.

 

Context.

item Taken from “If the law supposes that,” said Mr. Bumble, squeezing his hat emphatically in both hands, “the law is a ass, a idiot. If that’s the eye of the law, the law is a bachelor; and the worst I wish the law is, that his eye may be opened by experience.”

item Observation by Mr. Bumble having just been informed (by Mr. Brownlow) that “the law supposes that your wife acts under your direction.”

 

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