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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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Guavas the Tinner

Sabine Baring-Gould - 1897 - 282 páginas
...arbitrary proceedings of the Stannary courts became proverbial, and a poet of Devon wrote in 1630 : I've ofttimes heard of Lydford law, How in the morn they hang and draw, And sit in judgment after. The penalties of transgressing the laws of the courts were severe. A tinner who had defrauded the Duchy...
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New American Supplement to the Latest Edition of the Encyclopædia ..., Volumen2

Day Otis Kellogg - 1897
...Lidford, with its fabled prototype of lynch law, whereof Browne, the Tavistock poet, wrote : I 've ofttimes heard of Lydford law, How in the morn they hang and draw. And sit in judgment after. Moreton Hampstead, Bovey Tracey with a church full of quaint epitaphs of Anglican martyrs, Holne, Ashburton...
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The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and ..., Volumen26

1897
...Tavistock, Lidford, with its fabled prototype of lynch law, whereof Browne, the Tavistock poet, wrote: I 've ofttimes heard of Lydford law, How in the morn they hang and draw. And sit in judgment after. Moreton Hampstead, Bovey Tracey with a church full of quaint epitaphs of Anglican martyrs, Holne, Ashburton...
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Highways and Byways in Devon and Cornwall

Arthur Hamilton Norway - 1898 - 391 páginas
...not likely to be a prejudiced witness against a place which was so near his native ground. 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 since I find the reason such As it deserves no laughter. They have a castle...
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Highways and Byways

Devon and Cornwall - 1900
...not likely to be a prejudiced witness against a place which was so near his native ground. 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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Highways and Byways in Devon and Cornwall

Arthur Hamilton Norway - 1900 - 391 páginas
...not likely to be a prejudiced witness against a place which was so near his native ground. 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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A Book of Dartmoor

Sabine Baring-Gould - 1900 - 283 páginas
...of that date which speak of it as such ; and William Browne, in 1644. wrote on it : — " 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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Plymouth and Devonport: In Times of War and Peace

Henry Francis Whitfeld - 1900 - 608 páginas
...contagious and detestable places in this realm." Hence Brown's interesting reminiscences : I oft have heard of Lydford law, How in the morn they hang and draw, And sit in judgment after : They have a castle on a hill I took it for some old wind-mill : The vanes blown off by weather. To...
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Words and Their Ways in English Speech

James Bradstreet Greenough - 1901 - 431 páginas
...which is mentioned by William Browne as already proverbial in the seventeenth century : — I oft have heard of Lydford law, How in the morn they hang and draw, And sit in judgment after. But the phrase 'law of Lydford,' for summary justice,1 has been traced as far back as the fourteenth...
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Words and Their Ways in English Speech: By James Bradstreet Greenough ...

James Bradstreet Greenough, George Lyman Kittredge - 1901 - 431 páginas
...which is mentioned by William Browne as already proverbial in the seventeenth century : — I oft have heard of Lydford law, How in the morn they hang and draw, And sit in judgment after. The reference is to the stannary courts at Lydford in Devonshire, which were extremely arbitrary in...
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