at such a place on such a day as he was summoned to do. And have there the summoners  and this writ.1 If he appears on that day the summons cannot be impugned  so as to prevent the assise from proceeding, whether the first summons is attested or  the second or neither, since he had a reasonable day and knows or ought to know that  he was summoned.2 If he does not appear at all, let the assise be taken by default, if  the jurors are present, and the matter determined.3 If they are not, let the sheriff  be ordered to have their bodies on another day, on which, whether he appears or not,  let the assise be taken at once, since it is equally operative in his absence as in his  presence, since, in view of the odium connected with his default, he can say nothing  as to why the assise should remain, unless perhaps for the purpose of certifying the  jurors, if he has a charter, or something of that kind has intervened.4
Writ that the sheriff cause the jurors to appear.
 The king to the sheriff, greeting. We order you to cause A. B. and C. to appear  before etc. (or that you have before etc. the bodies of A. B. and C.) the recognitors  of the assise of darrein presentment which was summoned in [our] court etc. before  [our] justices etc. between A. the plaintiff and B. the impediant concerning the advowson  of the church of M. And to show why they were not etc. on such a day at such  a place as they were summoned to be. If they make further default, let this be said  at the end of the writ and to hear their judgment for their several defaults.5 If necessary  there may also be put at the end of the writ, and put on that assise so many and  such men, knights as well as other free, lawful and discreet men of the near neighbourhood,  and have them before our aforesaid justices on the aforesaid day to make that  recognition together with the jurors previously chosen, that the assise may not  remain for lack of recognitors. (Or thus: And in place of such persons, removed from  the assise because they are for good reason suspect, either because they are the men  or the kinsmen of such a one, or are in some other way unfit or essoinable, or in the  place of such persons, who are dead, put so many and such other lawful and discreet  knights with those previously chosen, and have such persons etc.) And in the meantime  let them view that church.6 And summon by good summoners such a one to be  before etc. to hear that assise (if he was absent on the day) and to show why he was  not etc. The summons [of the defendant] is put in ex abundantia cautelae). And have  there the summoners and this writ etc. Witness etc. This last clause is applicable in  all assises which are to be taken