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Sed fi tantus amor cafus cognofcere noftros,
Et breviter Trojae fupremum audire laborem.

Sed fi tantus amor curas cognofcere noctis,
Et brevè ter Trojae fuperumque audire labores.

Curae noctis (fcilicet noctis excidii Trojani) magis compendiofe (vel, ut dixit ipfe, breviter) totam belli cataftrophen denotat, quam diffufa illa et indeterminata lectio, cafus noftros. Ter audire gratum fuiffe Didoni patet ex libro quarto, ubi dicitur, Iliacofque iterum demens audire labores expofcit: Ter enim pro faepe ufurpatur. Trojae, Superûmque labores, recte, quia non tantum homines fed et Dii fefe his laboribus immifcuerunt. Vide Aen. ii. ver. 610, etc.

Quamquam animus meminiffe horret, luctuque refugit, Incipiam.

Quamquam animus meminiffe horret, luctusque refurgit.

Refurgit multo proprius dolorem renafcentem notat, quam, ut hactenus, refugit.


VER. 13.

Frati bello, fatifque repulfi

Ductores Danaûm, tot jam labentibus annis,
Inftar montis Equum, divina Palladis arte,
Aedificant- ---etc.

Tratti bello, fatifque repulfi.

Traci et repulfi, Antithefis perpulchra! Fra&ti frigide et vulgariter.

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 caval- -Atque utero fonitum quater arma dedere — Inclufos

utero Danaos, etc. Vox foeta non convenit maribus, -Scandit fatalis machina muros, Foeta armis-Palladem virginem, equo mari fabricando invigilare decuiffe, quis putet? Incredibile prorfus! quamobrem existimo veram equae lectionem paffim reftituendam, nifi ubi forte, metri cauffà, equum potius quam equam, genus pro fexu, dixit Maro. Vale! dum haec paucula corriges, majus opus moveo.

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Stradling verfus Stiles.

Le Report del Cafe argue en le commen Banke devans touts les Juftices de mefme le Banke, en le quart an du raygne de Roy Jacques, entre Matthew Stradling, Plant. et Peter Stiles, Def. un Action propter certos Equos coloratos, Anglice, Dyed Horles, poft. per le dit Matthew vers le dit Peter.

SR John Swale, of Swale-Hall, in Le recitel Swale-Dale, faft by the River Swale, del Cafe. kt. made his Laft Will and Teftament: In which, among other Bequests, 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 faid Matthew Stradling, Gent. all my black and white Horfes. The Teftator had fix black Horles, fir white Horles, and fix pyed Horles.

Le Point.

The Debate therefore was, Whether or no the laid Matthew Stradling thould have the laid pyed Horles by virtueof the laid Bequest.

Pour le Pl.

And first of all it Leemeth expedient to confider what is the Nature of Horses, and allo what is the Nature of Colours; and lo the Argument will conlequently divide itself in a twofold way, that is to lay, the Formal Part, and Substantial Part. Horfes are the Subftantial Part, or thing bequeathed: Black and White the Formal or descriptive Part.

Atkins Apprentice pour le Pl. moy Lemble que le Pl. recovera.

Horfe, in a phyfical Senle, doth import a certain Quadrupede or four-footed Animal, which by the apt and regular Difpofition of certain proper and convenient Parts, is adapted, fitted, and conftituted for the Ufe and Need of Man. Vea, lo necellary and conducive was this Animal conceived to be to the Behoof_of_the Commonweal, that lundry and divers Acts of Parliament have from time to time been made in favour of Horfes.

ift Edward VI. Makes the Transporting of . Horfes out of the Kingdom, no lels a Penalty than the Forfeiture of 40 1.

2d and 3d Edward VI. Takes from Horsefealers 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: Thele our wife Ancestors prudently foreleeing, that they could not better take care of their own Pofterity, than by allo taking care of that of their Horses.

And of so great esteem are Horses in the Eye of the Common Law, that when a Knight of the Bath committeth any great and enormous Crime, his Punishment is to have his Spurs chopt off with a Cleaver, being, as Matter Bracton well obferveth, unworthy to ride on a Horse.

Littleton, Sect. 315. faith, Jl Tenants in Common make a Leale reserving for Rent a Horse, they shall have but one Alize, because, faith the Book, the Law will not fuffer a Horse to be fevered. Another Argument of what high Eftimation_the_Law maketh of an Horle.

But as the great Difference Leemeth not to be so much touching the Cubstantial Part, Horfes, let us proceed to the formal or de. Ccriptive Part, viz. What Horles they are that come within this Bequest.

Colours are commonly of various Kinds and different Sorts; of which White and Black are the two Extremes, and confequently comprehend within them all other Colours whatso


By a Bequest therefore of black and white Horfes, grey or pyed Horfes may well pass; for when two Extremes, or remotest Ends of

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