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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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Report of the ... Annual Meeting of the American Bar Association, Volumen46

American Bar Association - 1921
...Jedwood justice, "hang in haste and try at leisure." Lydford law is thus aptly defined : " I oft have heard of Lydford law, How in the morn they hang and draw, And sit in judgment after." But no matter how it may intertwine and commingle with the records of the mob family, and no matter...
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Tourist's guide to Devonshire. 2 pt., South and North

Richard Nicholls Worth - 1880
...him after ; " to which Browne relers in his amusing stanzas in derogation of Lydford : " 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 now I find their reason such That it deserves no laughter." The ch., hard...
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Tourist's Guide to South Devon: Rail, Road, River, Coast and Moor

Richard Nicholls Worth - 1883 - 135 páginas
...Lydford Law : hang first and try after ; to which Browne refers in his arousing stanzas : " I oft have heard of Lydford law, How in the morn they hang and draw, And sit in judgment after. At first 1 wondered at it much, But now I find their reason such That it deserves no laughter." The ch., hard...
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Westley's tourist guide to Torquay and its neighbourhood

Arthur Westley - 1884 - 284 páginas
...as we find it recorded in the same quaint composition — " I 've often heard of Lydford Law. Where in the morn they hang and draw, And sit in judgment after ; At first I wondered at it much, But since I Ve found the matter such That it deserves no laughter." It is also...
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All the Year Round, Volumen36

1885
...dungeons, whose horrors have left an impression on popular imagination. I oft have heard of Lydford's law, How in the morn they hang and draw, And sit in judgment after. " Lydford law — hang first, and try afterwards," was the old saying, which may claim to be the old...
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The Vision of William Concerning Piers the Plowman: In Three ..., Volumen2

William Langland - 1886
...Lydford law.' A curious vindication of this kind of justice, commencing with the lines '' I oft have heard of Lydford law, How in the morn they hang and draw, And sit in judgment after' — is ascribed to Wm. Browne, the author of Britannia's Pastorals. It is printed entire in Chambers'...
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The New English, Volumen1

Thomas Laurence Kington-Oliphant - 1886
...Lydfford in p. 4 9 1 , something like Jeddart justice ; a poet 200 years later wrote — "I oft have heard of Lydford law ; How in the morn they hang and draw, And sit in judgment after." The Camden Society have printed a book under the title of 'Apology for the Lollards.' About the year...
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A Handbook for Travellers in Devonshire

John Murray (Firm) - 1887 - 301 páginas
...of Tavistock, has given us the following humorous description : — " I've ofttimes heard of Lidford law, How in the morn they hang and draw, And sit in...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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Lectures and Essays

Stafford Henry Northcote Earl of Iddesleigh - 1887 - 465 páginas
...Stannaries, seems to have been a very wretched place : — " We oft have heard of Lydford law, Where in the morn they hang and draw, And sit in judgment after." Lydford appears to have been a place very much abused. Even in Edward III.'s time, petitions were presented...
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South Devon (including W. Dorset Coast) and South Cornwall: With a Full ...

Charles Slegg Ward - 1889 - 224 páginas
...the Stannary prison and as such acquired an infamous reputation. Judge Jeffreys held a court here. I've ofttimes heard of Lydford law. How in the morn they hang and draw, And sit in judgment after. The Cburcb, Perpendicular, commands a wide view, and in the graveyard a curious tomb and epitaph to...
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