during marriage makes a gift to his wife and their children, or [to her] and the  children of a former marriage; although the gift is ineffective as to the wife it will  be good as to the children. 1<And note that if a donor gives a curator to a minor,  who then is in seisin in the name of the minor, and the donor subsequently puts  himself back in seisin and dies so seised, the position of the minor will in no way  be altered, he will retain [the land] against all. [A minor] with his tutor's authority  may receive a gift and consent to a gift made to him,2 but he may not, no matter  on what authority, consent to the making of a gift by himself3 or to the re-admission  of the donor to seisin. He can improve his position but cannot impair it.4 Nor can a  tutor so given by a man convert anything to the use of another, donor or non-donor,  but only to the use of the minor, for he must render an account to the  minor when he comes of full age,5 or be removed if he maladministers and another  substituted.>6
What things may be given.
 Now let us see what things may be given. [And here it must be noted that some  things are corporeal, others incorporeal. A corporeal thing is one that can be  touched and seen, as a lion, a farm, a robe. An incorporeal thing is one that cannot  be touched or seen,7 whose possession is transferred from person to person in  another way.]8 It is clear that one may give [another's property as well as his own]9  [land] he has presently in hand by hereditary right [or as an acquisition by title of  some kind, for life or in fee, whether he holds by himself alone or in common with  another,] by the death of some one of his ancestors who held in fee. Also land he  does not have if it may fall in in the future after the death10 of those who hold it for  life by title of some kind. He may give it so that [[If] the fealty and service of those  holding for life are attorned to the donee,11 [and] if, after the death of such [life  tenants], the donee secures first seisin and the heir claims, the donee will be given an  exception against the heir;12 if the heir secures first seisin the donee will be given an  action against the heir13 [based on] the modus of his feoffor's gift. The action that  lay14 for his donor does not lie for the donee, for though he may give the thing  in the way described above he cannot cede his action to his feoffee.]1516the gift  becomes valid at once, as was said above. He may also give a thing