If they do these things in the green tree, what shall be done
in the dry? (Luke xxiii. 31.) If the righteous can find no justice in
man, what must not the unrighteous expect? If innocent men are
condemned to death, what hope can the guilty have? If green wood burns
so readily, dry wood would burn more freely still.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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