Strange in fact, but true in law

Strange in fact, but true in law: Between Hilary Term and Michaelmas, affidavit men are NOT obliged to report chummage to the Head-Borough.

 

Strange in fact, but true in law: Judgements from the Exchequer of Pleas are binding only if the judge wears a full-bottomed horse-hair wig. That means none of your goat.

 

Strange in fact, but true in law: Wilson’s Best S.P. snuff is prohibited under the Psychoactive Substances Bill of 1715. (As is mulled sack with cinnamon).

 

Strange in fact, but true in law: It is an offence to wear a hanger in a frog on the Haymarket after dark; yet swords are permitted!

 

Strange in fact, but true in law: Huguenots, to the third generation, are forbidden from keeping brindle lurchers.

 

Strange in fact, but true in law: Coney-catching is a misdemeanour, whereas bat-fowling is a felony punishable by hanging.

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