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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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Words and Their Ways in English Speech

James Bradstreet Greenough, George Lyman Kittredge - 1901 - 431 páginas
...William Browne as already proverbial in the seventeenth century : — I oft have heard of Lyflford lair, 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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Lean's Collectanea, Volumen1

Vincent Stuckey Lean - 1902
...more than he wynneth. Richard the Redeles, 1399, iii. 145. EETS, P. Plow., Vis., p. 491. I oft have heard of Lydford law, How in the morn they hang and draw And sit in judgment after. Wm. Browne, Lansd. MSS. 777, p. 36o. See Chambers, B. of Days, ii. 327, and Haz., p. 132. As it is...
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Sir Walter Scott's Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border, Volumen1

Walter Scott - 1902 - 2 páginas
...administration of justice prevailed. A burlesque copy of verses on this town begins : ' I oft have heard of Lydford Law, How in the morn they hang and draw, And sit in judgment after.' See WEBTCOTT'S History of Devonthire. 3 See the acts 18 Cha. n. oh. 3 and 30 Cha. n. ch. 2, against...
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Dartmoor and Its Surroundings

Beatrix F. Cresswell - 1903 - 144 páginas
...made its own laws — that oft-quoted and most unpleasant Lydford law, " Hang today; try to-morrow." " In the morn they hang and draw, And sit in judgment after." " Is this the place ? " you will cry as soon as we turn down by the "Dartmoor Inn," and Lydford comes...
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The New Werner Twentieth Century Edition of the Encyclopaedia ..., Volumen26

1905
...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. Moretón Hampstead, Bovey Tracey with a church full of quaint epitaphs of Anglican martyrs, Holne,...
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Literary Rambles in the West of England

Arthur Leslie Salmon - 1906 - 339 páginas
...it when they deal with Lydford. The poem begins with a reference to ' Lydford law ' : ' I oft have heard of Lydford law, How in the morn they hang and draw, And sit in judgment after'; 58 and the reference is probably to the cruel and peremptory laws of the Stannary Courts, of which...
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Proceedings of the ... Annual Sessions of the Texas Bar ..., Volumen26,Parte1907

Texas Bar Association - 1907
...execute without a hearing. And when it was said in derision: "I oft have heard of Lydford law Where in the morn they hang and draw And sit in judgment after." The bard did not have in mind the custom that now prevails in the good commonwealth of Texas, for we...
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The Lawyer in Literature

John Marshall Gest - 1913 - 249 páginas
...the Border Minstrelsy, speaks also of Lydford law, a similar custom in Devonshire : — , "I oft have heard of Lydford law, How in the morn they hang and draw, And sit in judgment after." so that the Lynch law of our own country has a very ancient and respectable pedigree. The scene of...
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Magna Carta: A Commentary on the Great Charter of King John : with an ...

William Sharp McKechnie - 1914 - 530 páginas
...that breathes English air." 4 The same grim tradition applied to Lidford as to Jedburgh : " I oft have heard of Lydford law,' How in the morn they hang and draw, And sit in judgment after." See Neilson, Trial by Combat, 131, and authorities there cited. forbade him for the future to place...
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The Law Student's Helper, Volumen15

1907
...with grim humor known in Scotland as Jeddard justice. This applied also to Lydford Law. "I oft have heard of Lydford Law, How in the morn they hang and draw, And sit in judgment after." . — Nielson "Trials by Combat," page 131. (27) ("An oath with oath helpers.") The plaintiff bringing...
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