misera est servitus ubi jus est aut incognitum aut vagum

miserable is that state of slavery in which the law is unknown or uncertain

Notes

Quoted by Samuel Johnson in his paper for James Boswell on Vicious intromission.

Words

  • servitusservitude, slavery
  • ubias soon as, when, whereas, whereby, wherein
  • juslaw, right
  • auteither, or