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When he mixes a salad, the Devil, I've heard.
Three ingredients uses; first advocates' tongues.
Next notaries' fingers; I'll not name the third.
Custom 'tis alone
That countless follies covers and defends.
A lawyer's office is, I'm sure you'll find,
Just like a mill, whereto for grinding come
A crowd of folk of every sort and kind.
As when you melons in the market buy.
You'll cut a hundred, and, amongst the pile,
'Tis hard if you two good ones shall espy.
So, in our day, of all the tongues we deem,
From outward showing, free from every guile,
But two per cent, are really what they seem.
A litigant to winning so devotes his energies
That he never gives his neighbors or himself a moment's rest, But for every other pleasure he has neither ears nor eyes.
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Pietro Nelli was an Italian poet.
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