home is home, as the devil said when he found himself in the Court of Session

The Court of Session is the supreme civil tribunal of Scotland, established in 1532.

1832 W. MOTHERWELL in A. Henderson Scottish Proverbs lxix. Nothing more bitter was ever uttered..against our Supreme Court of Judicature, than the saying..Hame is hamely, quo’ the Deil, when he fand himself in the Court of Session.

1915 J. BUCHAN Salute to Adventurers iv. I saw nothing now to draw me to..law... ‘Hame’s hame,’ runs the proverb, ‘as the devil said when he found himself in the Court of Session,’ and I had lost any desire for that sinister company.


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