charles dickens

Upon Being a Ass, a Idiot

Published in 1838 by Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist features Mr. Bumble, who is told by a court that it is presumed that his wife acted under his direction. Bumble replies “if the law supposes that, the law is a ass,… Read More ›

Is the Law an Ass?

Three recent events echoed the scene in Oliver Twist (1838) by Charles Dickens when the court advised Mr. Bumble that “the law supposes that your wife acts under your direction.” Defendant Bumble replies, “If the law supposes that, the law… Read More ›