…nota bene…

The means of the study are a body of reports, of treatises, and of statutes, …, extending back for six hundred years, and now increasing annually by hundreds. In these sibylline leaves are gathered the scattered prophecies of the past upon the cases in which the axe will fall. These are what properly have been called the oracles of the law.

The Path of the Law by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. 10 Harvard Law Review 457 (1897)

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