The law is so uncertain, contradictory, obscure
and fluctuating, that from the rising of the citizen in the morning, till his lying down at night, although he is amenable to law, and
held to know it, there is not a single transaction of his life in regard to which he can be sure of the law. There were doubtless wise men in Noah's time, who insisted that the downpour was only a shower, but they were not more seriously
mistaken than the wise men who insist that the law is not uncertain."
Albany Law Journal, cited at 47 W. Va. L. Q. 319 (1940-41)