Excerpt from Crustula Juris: Being a Collection, of Leading Cases on Contract, Done Into Verse The following collection of rhymes will be read, if at all, for the most part by lawyers and students of the law though perhaps t so intended it will serve some desirable ends. First It will assist in familiarizing the legal profession with the use of slang. Slang has, after a more or less lengthy career, w definitely established itself as the language of polite society. The legal profession as a whole can scarcely be said to have kept pace with the times in its accomplished use. Indeed it is t unusual in our Courts to still hear cases conducted and argued by leading counsel without in any marked degree resorting to it. Old Latin phrases occasionally break the motous use of old-fashioned English in our legal proceedings but many a practitioner to-day, while he may perhaps kw the meaning of Magna Charta or Habeas Corpus, would he hopelessly at sea if he were asked to beat it or come across or to declare the number of scads involved in the case at issue. While, of course, t pretending to be exhaustive, the following lines will tend to enrich the ordinary lawyer's vocabulary of slang and bring him more in touch with a clientele of the higher sort. Second The Psalms of David and some other portions of Holy Scripture have been put in a new form rendering them easier to chant or sing than the original King James' version. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.