when the debt is testamentary or matrimonial. In the same way it would seem that  cognisance of pledge of faith ought to be drawn to the secular forum, but that may  not be, since the secular judge cannot enjoin penance for faith broken, lest he lay  his sickle to another's harvest. That the greater draws to itself the lesser may also  be observed in other matters, as where one has been impleaded by someone in the  court of the lord king for a trespass, and appealed by the same person of the same  deed in the county court or before the justices of the bench; the appeal ought not to  be drawn to the court [because of] cognisance over the trespass, but conversely, the  plea on the trespass remitted to the county court or the bench, because the important  draws to itself the less important, not conversely. Let this suffice1 for the present by  way of example.
When the plaint ought to be made.
 We have explained above to whom the plaint ought to be made. Now we must  explain when. It is clear that it ought to be made at once and without delay, since  impetration ought to be diligent and prosecution equally so, as was said above,2 since  the law does not aid the indolent and those disdainful of their right,3 and laws assist  the vigilant,4 and lest before impetration or [after impetration and] negligent prosecution  the thing seized be transferred to another, [for] prosecution is made more  difficult [and if it is diligent, by that the action is perpetuated and lies for heirs and  against heirs by writ of entry, with the clause or without it,5 to the extent of punishment  or restitution, as will be explained below.]6 according as the thing has been  transferred to the other before impetration or after, as may be seen below.
If after the disseisin the thing is transferred to another by the disseisor, to one or several, which may be done in many ways.7
 If after a disseisin committed, by one or several, the thing is transferred to another,  [to one or to several: to several together or successively from person to person,] with  the disseisor's consent or without it by disseisin, immediately after the disseisin, before  the disseisee could aid himself by writ, or after a long interval, before8 he has done  so, through his own negligence, though he could easily have aided himself had he so  wished, all to whom the thing has been transferred before impetration must be named  in the writ with the first and principal disseisors, as was said above, either because  of the penalty or because of restitution, otherwise the disseisee will not recover. The  principal disseisors, because of the act and the injuria,