"Lawyers are not exempt from asking asinine questions. American lawyers..."
Bad Press for Lawyers in 16th century
One thing I supplicate, your majesty: that you will give orders, under a great penalty, that no bachelors of law should be allowed to come here (to the New World); for not only are they bad in themselves, but they also make and contrive a thousand inequities.
Vasco Nunez de Balboa, to King Ferdinand V of Spain 1513