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The [Common] Law doth never enforce a man to doe a vaine thing. —Sir Edward Coke, Institutes of the Laws of England: Part 1, Commentary Upon Littleton Sec. 79a

My story is curious, but this I know,

When it happens to you, here’s how’t ’ill go.

In your haste for bonanza, you’ll strain to stay true,

Hopin’ against hope, good ’ill happen to you.

But it’s BS, ’less it’s bullion! The old miner did say;

His wise words still echo, by night and by day.

And as you moil for gold, you can hear them resound,

While working some liar’s hole, way down in the ground.

—From Brent Allan Winters: The Law of the Miner, quoted in:

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