The Law: Those Cases That Go On and On

Jarndyce and Jarndyce drones on. This scarecrow of a suit has, in the course of time, become so complicated that no man alive knows what it means . . . Innumerable, children have been born into the cause. . . innumerable old people have died out of it. Scores of persons have deliriously found themselves made parties in Jarndyce and Jarndyce without knowing how or why; whole families have inherited legendary hatreds with the suit

There are not three Jarndyces left upon the. earth perhaps since old Tom Jarndyce in despair blew his brains...

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