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A pun does not commonly justify a blow in return. But if a blow were given for such cause, and death ensued, the jury would be judges both of the facts and of the pun, and might, if the latter were of an aggravated character, return a verdict of justifiable homicide.Holmes, Oliver Wendell
Excerpt from The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 01, No. 1, November, 1857 A Magazine of Literature, Art, and Politics · This quote is about jokes and jokers · Search on Google Books to find all references and sources for this quotation.
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