"John Keats's Attitude to Lawyers"

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"John Keats's Attitude to Lawyers"

Postby lesliek19 » Thu Nov 20, 2008 10:50 pm

I've written an essay with the above title. Naturally, I'd like people to read it. You can find it at: http://sites.google.com/site/johnkeatss ... tolawyers/

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Re: "John Keats's Attitude to Lawyers"

Postby Saturn » Mon Nov 24, 2008 5:10 pm

Interesting article, thanks for that.

I think Keats' fear, distrust, and disgust for lawyers probably stems mostly from his experience of his skinflint, sanctimonious guardian Richard Abbey :wink:
"Oh what a misery it is to have an intellect in splints".
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Re: "John Keats's Attitude to Lawyers"

Postby lesliek19 » Mon Nov 24, 2008 8:43 pm

I'm very pleased to know that someone else has actually read the thing!

The only comment I'd make on your comment is that RA wasn't himself a practising lawyer, but a (non-legally trained) businessman.

Thanks for reading the essay.

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Re: "John Keats's Attitude to Lawyers"

Postby Saturn » Tue Nov 25, 2008 8:24 pm

Yes of course, I meant rather that he was all told [in the mysterious absence of his co-trustee] in charge of the estate of his parents, so he was [lawyer or not] in Keats' mind the symbol of protracted legal disputes and flummery.

Imagine how more pissed at lawyers he would have been if he had known of the money he wasn't getting because of the legal mishandling of the Keats children's entitlements.
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