December 26: A Christmas gift for me!

What better family to spend Boxing Day with than the Lears? And when I got to this part of today's reading:
Through tatter’d clothes great vices do appear;
Robes and furr’d gowns hide all. Plate sins with gold,
And the strong lance of justice hurtless breaks;
Arm it in rags, a pigmy’s straw does pierce it.
I remembered that it had struck home with me before -- because I've read it already! (Here.) So I'm out, except to note that the message of these four lines is even more appropriate during pardon season, when power ("robes and furr'd gowns") particularly helps break the lance of justice.

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