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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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An Old Shropshire Oak, Volumen3

John Wood Warter - 1889
...Friend's hopeful opinion. No doubt even in Elizabeth's days it might have been said — I have often heard of Lydford law, How in the morn they hang and draw, And sit in judgment after. It was, as well as I could make out, in the very first year of Elizabeth's reign, that my Talking Friend...
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Trial by Combat

George Neilson - 1890 - 348 páginas
...it is to be feared, would often be after the Jeddart pattern or the law of Lidford : — I oft have heard of Lydford law, How in the morn they hang and draw, And sit in judgment after.1 Such a custom could not fail to lead to the grossest injustice, and its abrogation in 1280,...
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Trial by Combat

George Neilson - 1891 - 348 páginas
...it is to be feared, would often be after the Jeddart pattern or the law of Lidford : — I oft have heard of Lydford law, How in the morn they hang and draw, And sit in judgment after.1 Such a custom could not fail to lead to the grossest injustice, and its abrogation in 1280,...
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An Exploration of Dartmoor and Its Antiquities: With Some Accounts of Its ...

John Lloyd Warden Page - 1892 - 316 páginas
...Devon when a too hasty judgment would condemn a man unheard. Listen to Browne, the Tavistock poet : ' I've ofttimes heard of Lydford law, How in the morn they hang and draw, And sit in judgment after.'* Well might he have ' wondered at it much '! A hundred years after the Strode episode the Castle appears...
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Handy-book of Literary Curiosities

William Shepard Walsh - 1892 - 1104 páginas
...A variant of this is, — I oft have heard of Jeddart law, And shook my sides with laughter, Where in the morn they hang and draw, And sit in judgment after. Scott frequently alludes to Jeddart law in his poems and border minstrelsy. In his " Fair Maid of Perth"...
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A Handbook for Travellers in Devon

John Murray - 1895 - 348 páginas
...native 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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A History of Devonshire: With Sketches of Its Leading Worthies

Richard Nicholls Worth - 1895 - 347 páginas
...sweetest of English pastoral poets, are familiar far beyond the precincts of the county : ' 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 piece is one...
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A Perambulation of the Antient and Royal Forest of Dartmoor and the Venville ...

Samuel Rowe - 1896 - 516 páginas
...Tinners. The poem, if such it can be called, of William Browne follows in its integrity. 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 soon I found the matter such As it deserves no laughter. They have a castle...
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The Border Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly, Volumen13

Nicholas Dickson, William Sanderson - 1908
...date of that judge's atrocities, and really referred to Sir Richard's tender mercies : — 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 matter such As it deserves no laughter. Sir Eichard even...
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West-country Poets: Their Lives and Works. Being an Account of about Four ...

William Henry Kearley Wright - 1896 - 492 páginas
...lighter things. A pleasant humour appears in several of his poems, the best known of them being that on Lydford Law, ' How in the morn they hang and draw, and sit in judgment after,' which is quoted in the 'Worthies of Devon,' and thence in Rowe's ' Perambulation of Dartmoor.' He was...
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