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  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  FORMA  :PAUPERIS:.  [Latin]  In  the  character  of  a  poor  person  --  a 
  method  by  which  a  litigant  without  money  for  lawyers  is  considerately 
  permitted  to  lose  his  case. 
 
  When  Adam  long  ago  in  Cupid's  awful  court 
  (For  Cupid  ruled  ere  Adam  was  invented) 
  Sued  for  Eve's  favor,  says  an  ancient  law  report, 
  He  stood  and  pleaded  unhabilimented 
 
  "You  sue  _in  forma  pauperis_,  I  see,"  Eve  cried; 
  "Actions  can't  here  be  that  way  prosecuted." 
  So  all  poor  Adam's  motions  coldly  were  denied: 
  He  went  away  --  as  he  had  come  --  nonsuited. 
  G.J. 
 
 




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