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Trial: A formal inquiry designed to prove and put upon record the blameless characters of judges, advocates and jurors.

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) American newspaperman and short-story writer.

I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.

Mark Twain (1835-1910) U.S. humorist, writer, and lecturer.

A joke, even if it be a lame one, is nowhere so keenly relished or quickly applauded as in a murder trial.

Mark Twain (1835-1910) U.S. humorist, writer, and lecturer.

All trials are trials for one's life, just as all sentences are sentences of death.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish poet and dramatist.

The hungry judges soon the sentence sign, and wretches hang that jurymen may dine.

Alexander Pope (1688-1744) English poet and satirist.