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''Write that down,'' the King said to the jury, and the jury eagerly wrote down all three dates on their slates, and then added them up, and reduced the answer to shillings and pence.

Lewis Carroll (1832-1898) English mathematician and novelist.

A fox should not be of the jury at a goose's trial.

Thomas Fuller (1608-1661) British clergyman and author.

The penalty for laughing in a courtroom is six months in jail; if it were not for this penalty, the jury would never hear the evidence.

Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956) American journalist, satirist and social critic.

The jury, passing on the prisoner's life, may have in the sworn twelve a thief or two guiltier than him they try.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) British poet and playwright.

A jury is composed of twelve men of average ignorance.

Herbert Spencer (1820-1903) English philosopher, biologist and sociologist.