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[1942 - Bernard W. Robinson is first African-American officer to be commissioned in US Naval Reserve]
In The Merchant of Venice the Bard tell us that:
The quality of mercy is not strained,
William Shakespeare, being somewhat more talented than poorwilliam, said it for the ages. Poorwilliam cannot resist adding for this age of ours:The quality of justice is sadly stained,
It falleth more harshly upon the poor, and
on the downtrodden: it is twice cursed;
It curseth him that metes it out and him that gets.
Though justice be thy plea, consider this,
If mercy be not strained, justice surely is.
William's Whimsical Words:
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