Now, as fond fathers, Having bound up the threat’ning twigs of birch, Only to stick it in their children’s sight For terror, not to use, in time the rod Becomes more mock’d than fear’d; so our decrees, Dead to infliction, to themselves are dead; And liberty plucks justice by the nose; The baby beats the nurse, and quite athwart Goes all decorum.
It is your husband mock’d you with a husband.
O my most gracious lord, I hope you will not mock me with a husband!
My business in this state Made me a looker-on here in Vienna, Where I have seen corruption boil and bubble Till it o’errun the stew: laws for all faults, But faults so countenanc’d that the strong statutes Stand like the forfeits in a barber’s shop, As much in mock as mark.
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I will not permit the defendant to make a mockery of this trial.
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