Saxon Prince, Leith, Halifax discussed on Harvard Classics


That the offender be apprehended for an ox oxen. Sheep kind horse or any such cattle. The self be store other of the same kind shall have the end of the rope tied somewhere do them so that they being driven do drought the pin whereby the offender is executed thus much of halifax law which i sat down only to show the customer that country in this behalf rogues and vagabonds are often stops in whipped skull deduct upon cooking stools in the water such felons stand mute and speak not at their arraignment oppressed to death by huge weights laid upon a board that leith over that breast and a sharp stone under their backs and these commonly held their ps thereby to save their goods onto their wives and children which if they were condemned should be confiscated to the prince thieves that are saved by their books in clergy for the first offense if they have stolen nothing else but oxen sheep money or suchlike which be no open robberies as by the highway side or sailing of any man's house in the night without putting him in fear of his life or breaking up his walls or doors abandoned the left hand upon the brunt of the some with a hot iron so that if they'd be apprehended again that mark betraying them to have been arraigned of felony before whereby they are sure at that time to have no mercy. I do not read that this custom of saving by the burke is used anywhere else than in england. Neither do i find much diligent. Enquiry what saxon prince ordained that law. How this. I generally gathered there of that. It was devised to train the inhabitants of this land to the love of learning which before contempt letters and all good non edge as men only giving themselves to husbandry and the wars. The light of i read to have been amongst the goths and vandals who from time would not suffer even their princes to be land for weakening of courage nor any land men to remain in the council house but by open proclamation would come on them to avoid when so ever anything touching. The state of the land was to be consulted upon pirates and rubbers by condemned in the court of the admiralty and hanged on the shore at low water mark. Where they're left till three tides have over washed them finally such as having walls and banks near unto the sea and do suffer the same to decay after convenient admonition whereby the water enter and drown up their country a by certain ancient custom apprehended condemned and state in the breach where they remain forever as possible of the foundation of the new that has to be made upon them as i have heard reported and thus much in part of the administration of justice used in our country wherein notwithstanding that we do not often have horrible muslim and willful murders such..

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