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" I oft have heard of Lydford law, How in the morn they hang and draw, And sit in judgment after. "
Black's Guide to the South-western Counties of England: Dorsetshire - Página 227
1862 - 417 páginas
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The Novels and Romances of Anna Eliza Bray ..., Volumen6

Mrs. Bray (Anna Eliza) - 1845
...Lidford Castle, about the year 1644, thus wrote: — I oft have heard of Lidford law, How in the man they hang and draw, And sit in judgment after. At first I wonder'd at it much ; But since I find the matter such, As it deserves no laughter. Sir Richard's men also were so insolent and brutal...
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A View of Devonshire in MDCXXX: With a Pedigree of Most of Its Gentry

Thomas Westcote - 1845 - 649 páginas
...pleasantly disposed, that was employed thither : it saith thus, — " I oft have heard of Lydford law, Hour in the morn they hang and draw, And sit in judgment after. At first I wonder' d at it much, But since I find the matter such, As it deserves no laughter. They have a castle...
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Early English Poetry, Ballads, and Popular Literature of the Middle Ages ...

Percy Society - 1846
...notorious Jefferies, may be found in Mrs. Bray's Traditions of Devonshire, London 1826. I OFT have heard of Lydford law, How in the morn they hang and draw, And sit in judgment after : At first I wondered at it much ; But since I find the reason such, As it deserves no laughter. They have a castle...
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Early English Poetry, Ballads, and Popular Literature of the ..., Volumen17

Percy Society - 1846
...notorious Jefferies, may be found in Mrs. Bray's Traditions of Devonshire, London 1826. I OFT have heard of Lydford law, How in the morn they hang and draw, And sit in judgment after : At first I wondered at it much ; But since I find the reason such, AE it deserves no laughter. They have a castle...
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Early English Poetry, Ballads, and Popular Literature of the ..., Volumen17

Percy Society - 1846
...notorious Jefferies, may be found in Mrs. Bray's Traditions of Devonshire, London 1826. I OFT have heard of Lydford law, How in the morn they hang and draw, And sit in judgment after : At first I wondered at it much; But since I find the reason such, As it deserves no laughter. They have a castle...
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Scottish Traditional Versions of Ancient Ballads

James Henry Dixon - 1846 - 108 páginas
...notorious Jefferies, may be found in Mrs. Bray's Traditions of Devonshire, London 1826. I OFT have heard of Lydford law, How in the morn they hang and draw, And sit in judgment after : At first I wondered at it much ; But since I find the reason such, As it deserves no laughter. They have a castle...
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The land we live in, a pictorial and literary sketch-book of the British empire

British empire - 1847
...following picture of the judicial proceedings at the castle : " I 've ofttimes heard of Lidford law, Where in the morn they hang and draw, And' sit in judgment after." Within the castle was the prison for offenders against the stannary ; he gives the castle as bad a...
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A Perambulation of the Antient and Royal Forest of Dartmoor and the Venville ...

Samuel Rowe - 1848 - 298 páginas
...anno supradicto. LYDFORD LAW, Br WILLIAM BROWNE. Supposed to have been written AD 1644. * I OFT have heard of Lydford law, How in the morn they hang and...after. At first I wonder'd at it much, But since I find the matter such, As it deserves no laughter. They have a castle on a hill ; I took it for some...
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The Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England ...

John Campbell Baron Campbell - 1849
...Devonshire : a burlesque copy of verses on this town begins — " I oft have heard of Lydford Law, Hotr in the morn they hang and draw, And sit in judgment after." WESTCOTT'S History of Detmihire. My present country residence is in the immediate neighbourhood of...
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A hand-book for travellers in Devon & Cornwall [by T.C. Paris].

Thomas Clifton Paris - 1851
...poet, a native of Tavistock, has given us the following humorous description: — " I've oft times heard of Lydford Law, How in the morn they hang and...after ; At first I wonder'd at it much. But since, I've found the matter such That it deserves no laughter. They have a castle on a hill ; I took it for...
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