A Readable Edition of Coke Upon Littleton

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Page S-148 - Homage is the most honourable service and most humble service of reverence that a frank tenant may do to his lord. For when the tenant shall make homage to his lord, he shall be ungirt and his head uncovered, and his lord shall sit and the tenant shall kneel before him on both his knees and hold his hands jointly together between the hands of his lord and shall say thus:— ' I become your man from this day forward, of life and limb and...
Page S-151 - ... know ye this, my lord, that I shall be faithful and true unto you, and faith to you shall bear for the lands which I claim to hold of you, and that I shall lawfully do to you the custom and services which I ought to do, at the terms assigned, so help me god and his saints; and he shall kiss the book.
Page xxvii - I shall not need, my lords, to speak any thing concerning the king, nor of the bounty and sweetness of his nature, whose thoughts are innocent, whose words are full of wisdom and learning, and whose works are full of honour ; although it be a true saying, Nunquam nimis, quod nunquam satis.
Page S-54 - And note, that none can be tenant in tail after the possibility of issue extinct, but one of the donees, or the donee in especial tail. For the donee in general tail cannot be said to be tenant in tail after possibility of issue extinct...
Page S-128 - Tenant at will is, where lands or tenements are let by one man to another, to have and to hold to him at the will of the lessor, by force of which lease the lessee is in possession.
Page S-338 - for avoiding of maintenance, suppression of right, and stirring up of suits ; and, therefore, nothing in action, entry or re-entry can be granted over...
Page S-128 - Yet if the lessee soweth the land, and the lessor, after it is sown and before the corn is ripe, put him out, yet the lessee shall have the corn, and shall have free entry, egress and regress to cut and carry away the corn, because he knew not at what time the lessor would enter upon him.
Page S-75 - Concerning the first, if a man make a feoffinent in fee of lands or tenements either before or after marriage to the use of the husband for life, and after to the use of A. for life, and then to the use of the wife for life in satisfaction of her dower, this is no jointure within the statute...
Page xxix - I want words sufficient to express thy viperous treasons. Raleigh. — I think you want words indeed, for you have spoken one thing half a dozen times. Attorney. — Thou art an odious fellow, thy name is hateful to all the realm of England for thy pride.
Page 11 - And the field of Ephron which was in Machpelah, which was before Mamre, the field, and the cave which was therein, and all the trees that were in the field, that were in all the borders round about, were made sure unto Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children of Heth, before all that went in at the gate of his city.

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