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Lawyers and Poetry

Dan C. Rule, Jr.


We learned about Dan Rule's association with poetry by way of J. Wesley Miller's introductory essay on "Legal Poetry" which appears in Ina Russelle Warren (ed.), The Lawyer's Alcove: Poems by the Lawyer, for the Lawyer and about the Lawyer i-xii, ix (Buffalo, New York: William S. Hein & Co., reprint ed., 1990) (New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1900). To date we have located no further biographical information about Rule.

Dan C. Rule Jr. poems can be found in The Green Bag: "The Recall" (vol. 24, p. 21, 1912); "J.P." (vol. 24, p. 134, 1912); "The Little Old Lawyer" (vol. 24, p. 192, 1912); "The Serenader" (vol. 24, p. 291 (1912); "The Fourth in Greenville" (vol. 24, p. 345, 1912); "The Bobbins Lexiphone" (vol. 24, p. 417, 1912); "Ye Fallen Pirate" (vol. 25, 54, 1914)"The First Lawyer" (vol .25, p. 160, 1913); "Little Tin Pan" (vol. 25, p. 331, 1913); "The Cost in Camelot" (vol .26, pp. 440-444, 1914) (online text)(a notation at the end of "The Cost in Camelot" indicates that Rule was a resident of Clyde, Ohio).

"Ye Fallen Pirate" also appears in William L. Prosser (ed.), The Judicial Humnorist 6-7 (Boston: Little, Brown, 1952) (online text)