The lawyer has not reached the height of his vocation who does not find therein... scope for a peculiar but genuine artistic function.
Our lady the Common Law is a very wise old lady though she still has something to learn in telling what she knows.
Not that pleading can be taken as a test, for the forms of action, notably Debt, ignore the fundamental difference between duties imposed by law and duties created by the will of the parties.
It is odd how learned persons fail to see that new terms and definitions are apt to mean new doubts and litigation.
Medieval justice was a quaint thing.