Face to Face with Hon. Henry Litton GBM CBM JP, Former Permanent Judge of the Court of Final Appeal | Hong Kong Lawyer

A good judge is also humble – they “see the world as the common man and woman sees it.” They don’t judge from “some great height”, with a “wrinkled brow and sneer of cold command”, he said, referencing the poet Keats.

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  • Keats didn't write that, Shelley did. "My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings, Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair . . ."
    – user14111
    Sep 3, 2020 at 23:57

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This is because it is a slight misquote, the line being

And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,

It's from Ozymandias, by Percy Shelley, not Keats.

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    That wouldn't help, either!
    – Mary
    Sep 4, 2020 at 0:50

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