Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.


Laws grind the poor, and rich men rule the law.
Goldsmith.—The Traveller, Line 386.

Mark what unvaried laws preserve each state,
Laws wise as nature, and as fix’d as fate.
Pope.—Essay on Man, Epi. III. Line 189.

Laws are like spider webs, small flies are ta’en,
While greater flies break in and out again.
Braithwaite.—Honest Ghost, 1658, p. 79.

Law is a spider’s web, and ever was,
It takes the little flies, lets great ones pass.
Braithwaite.—Honest Ghost, 1658, p. 170; and see Mr. Dyce’s Ed. of Webster’s Plays, XX. in notis.

Laws under which life lives.
Cumming.—Lecture at Exeter Hall, 12th Nov. 1854. (See title “Justice.”)