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VII. Ver. 19.
Tračti bello, fatisque repulfi.
Equum jam Trojanum (ut vulgus loquitur) adeamus; quem fi Equam Graecam vocabis, lector, minime pecces; folae enim femellae utero geftant. Uterumque armato milite complent-Uteroque recufo Infonuere cavue - Atque utero fonitum quater arma dederc— Inclufos utero Dancos, etc. Vox foeta non convenit maribus, -Scandit fatalis machina muros, Foeta armis-Palladem virginem, equo mari fabricando invigilare decuisse, quis putet ? Incredibile prorfus ! quamobrem existimo veram equae lectionem paffim reftituendam, nisi ubi forte, metri caussa, equum potius quam equam, genus pro sexu, dixit Maro. Vale! dum haec paucula corriges, majus opus moveo.
S P E CI MEN
Stradling verfus Stiles.
Le Report del Cafe argue en le commen Banke de
vant touts les Justices de mesme le Banke, en le quart an du raygne de Roy Jacques, entre Matthew Stradling, Plant. et Peter Stiles, Def. en un Action propter certos Equos coloratos, Anglicè, Pyed Hozles, poft. per le dit Matthew vers le dit Peter.
Le recitel JR John Swale, of Swale-Hall in del Case. Swale Dale faft by the River Swale, kt. niade his Laf Will and Teftament: 3n which, among other Bequefts was this, viz. Out of the kind Love and Respect that I bear unto my much honoured and good Friend Mr. Matthew Stradling, Gent. I do bequeath unto the said Matthew Stradling, Gent. all my black and white Horses,
che Tettatoz had fir black yozles, fir white Focles, and fir pped toples.
The Debate therefore wag, an hes Le Point. ther oz no che laid Matthew Stradling
should have the said pyed Holles by Wirtue of the said Bequeft. Pour le Pl. Atkins 2 pozentice pour le Pl. moy
Cemble que le Pl. recovera. Und firtt of all it seemneth erpedient to cons fiter what is the Nature of Horses, and also what is the Nature of Colours; and to the argument will confequently divide itfelf in a twofold way, that is to say, the Formal Part and Substantial Part. Horses are the Subftantial Part, 02 thing tes queathed : Black and White the formal od des fcriptive Part.
Horse, in a physical benfe, doth impozt a certain Quadrupede or four-footed Animal, which by the apt and regular Disposition of certain proper and convenient Parts, is adapted, fitted and constituted for the Use and Need of Man. Pea, fo 'necellary and conducide was this animal conceived to te to the Behoof of the Commonweal, that sunday and divers Ats of Parliament have from time to time been made in Favour of Horses,
ift Edward VI. Sakes the Transpozting of Horses out of the kingdom, no lelo a Density than the forfeiture of 40 1.
2d and 3d Edward VI. Takes from Horsestealers the Benefit of their Clergy,
And the Statutes of the 27th and 32d of Henry VIII. condescend so far as to take care of their very Breed: Thefe our wife ancetto s' pzu. Dently fozereeing, that they could not better take care of their own pofterity, than by also taking care of that of their Horses.
And of so great effem are Horses in the Epe of the Common Law, that when a Knight of the Bath committeth any great and enomous Trime, his punishment is to have lis Spurs chopt off with a Clever, bring, as Mater Bracton mar! observcth), unworthy to ride on a Horse.
Littleton, Sect. 315. faich, 3f Tenants in Commou make a Lease reserping foz Rent a Horse, thep shall have but one alsize, becaule, said the Look, the Law will not suffer a Horse to be fevered. Another argument of what high Ffimas tion the Law maketh of an ole.
But as the great diference fæmeth not to be so much touching the subitantial Part, Horfes, let us proceed to the fozmal ou descriptive Part, viż. anyat Moules they are that come within this Bequet.
Colours are commonly of various Kinds and different Sorts; of which White and black are the