was enfeoffed to hold in fee, without condition, freely and absolutely, and a thing  begins at once to be a fee, though there are no heirs or assigns, or though there are  they fail, which is not [given to] certain heirs, expressly specified, and is not  conditional, as above.1 But how will the woman obtain her dower when she has no  warrantor, any more than he to whom a gift is made by a bastard can have a  warrantor in the absence of heirs, assigns and legatees? 2How will she, though out  of seisin and apparently without a warrantor, recover what [donees] lose for lack  of a warrantor though they hold and are in possession?3 I answer, she has a quasi-warrantor,  he to whom the land so given ought to revert, [who], particularly  because her husband, though a bastard, was enfeoffed absolutely and unconditionally  4to hold in fee, will be a quasi-heir and stand in the place of the heir5 in  the absence of heirs. He will thus be a warrantor of dower,6 not of a gift, and the  reason may be because immediately after the death of such donors, the thing given  reverts of necessity to the [first] donor for lack of an heir who must warrant the  [bastard's] gift, but dower does not revert immediately, only after a time, and in  dower there will be7 no exheredation as there is in gifts; and especially for that  reason, because it is to revert to the donor after the death of the wife. Now suppose  a gift is made to two brothers, both bastards; we must then distinguish whether  it is made to them both together and in common or to each separately and by  himself. If separately and by himself, and one dies without heirs or assigns,  [his portion of] the thing given will revert to the donor for lack of heirs or assigns,  for his bastard brother is completely foreign to him with respect to succession,  though not with respect to blood relationship.8 But if it is so given them, to hold  in common, and one dies without heir or assign, his bastard brother will  succeed him, not by right of succession but by right of accruer,9 as in the case of  the concubine and her children.10 If both have heirs, let them all hold together  in common, unless they wish to proceed to division and partition. If both die without  heirs or assigns, or if they have such and they fail, the thing given will revert  to the donor in its entirety.
If land is given in maritagium; how a gift in maritagium is made.
 A maritagium sometimes reverts to the donor by tacit condition or express. We  consequently must see [what a maritagium is and] how
1. Reading: non est certis heredibus expressis et
[non] conditionalis, ut supra.; supra 50, 68, infra 82, 144, 267. It is simple and pure if not subject to a condition or a modus: supra 49, 66. An absolute gift a fee: infra 144, iii, 394
2-3. Reading: Sed qualiter ... ut videtur quod ipsi amittunt ... in possessione?