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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:10432
AUTHOR:Appendix
QUOTATION:Fiat justitia ruat cœlum.
ATTRIBUTION:William Watson: Decacordon of Ten Quodlibeticall Questions (1602). Prynne: Fresh Discovery of Prodigious New Wandering-Blazing Stars (second edition, London, 1646). Ward: Simple Cobbler of Aggawam in America (1647).



Fiat Justitia et ruat Mundus.—Egerton Papers (1552, p. 25). Camden Society (1840). Aiken: Court and Times of James I., vol. ii. p. 500 (1625).



January 31, 1642, the Duke of Richmond in a speech before the House of Lords used these words: Regnet Justitia et ruat Cœlum. (Old Parliamentary History, vol. x. p. 28.
 

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