It has often been said that the law is a jealous mistress, who demands of those who would succeed in it an earnest and entire devotion. The poet Emerson, however, makes the same claim for art, and admonishes that if a man has a genius for painting, poetry or music he makes an ill provider. This small anthology puts the lie to both aphorisms. Consider James Boswell, Leon Tolstoy, A.M. Klein, Frank Scott and others. All boast of two mistresses – the law and art. B & W and full colour illustrations throughout.