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8 Art thou a magistrate? then be severe: If studious, copy fair what time hath blurr'd, Redeem truth from his jaws: if soldier, Chase brave employments with a naked sword Trout the world. Fool not, for all may ave If they dare try, a glorious life, or grave. #."#. §. Porch. St. 15. 9 Male verum examinat omnis Corruptus judex. A corrupt judge does not carefully search for the truth. HoRACE—Satires. II. 2. 8. 10 So wise, so grave, of so perplex'd a tongue, And loud withal, that would not wag, nor scarce Lie still without a fee. BEN JonsoN—Volpome. Act I. Sc. 1.
19 Si judicas, cognosce: si regnas, jube. If you judge, investigate; if you reign, command. SENECA–Medea. CXCIV.
20 Therefore I say again, I utterly abhor, yea from my soul Refuse you for my judge; whom, yet once more, I hold my most malicious foe, and think not At all a friend to truth.
Henry VIII. Act II. Sc. 4. L. 80.
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Thieves for their robbery have authority
When judges steal themselves.
23 He who the sword of heaven will bear Should be as holy as severe; Pattern in himself to know, Grace to stand, and virtue go; More nor less to others pa Than by self-offenses o; Shame to him, whose cruel striking Kills for faults of his own liking! Measure for Measure. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 275.