A Lawyer's Opinion Of Law

COUNSELLOR M----T, after he retired from practice, being one day in

company where the uncertainty of the law became the topic of

conversation, was applied to for his opinion, upon which he laconically

observed, If any man were to claim the coat upon my back, and

threaten my refusal with a lawsuit, he should certainly have it, lest in

defending my coat I should too late find that I was deprived of my

waistcoat also.