and of bed-sickness, [the essoin of bed-sickness always follows the essoin of difficulty  in coming, which precedes it,1 sometimes immediately and sometimes not, as  where an essoin of the service of the lord king intervenes,]2 that is, a writ of right  of land and the other writs of right named above.3 The essoin of bed-sickness ought  to be cast on the third day inclusively before the day given by the essoiner in the  essoin of difficulty in coming.4
How the essoin of bed-sickness is enrolled.
 [If there is one tenant and one demandant it ought to be enrolled as follows, first  let the name of the county where the essoinee lies be written in the margin,5  whether he lies in the same county or in another, then thus: Such a one [essoined  himself] at such a place, in the same county or in another,6 wherever the essoinee  lies. If there are several tenants holding together in undivided shares, all may essoin  themselves of bed-sickness together and on the same day, if they wish, [or separately],  and let the enrolment be made of each by himself, according to the form of  the first essoin,7 and according as the essoinee lies in the same county where the  land is or in another. All may have languor or some, or none, according as the  four knights, the viewers, adjudge languor to all8 or do not. If they adjudge languor  to all together, or to some or to only one, there will then be only a single  languor because of the unitary nature of the right the essoinees have.9 Hence if  all except10 one have licence to rise at some time after the essoin of bed-sickness,  and one holds himself to languor and has the year and day, none will thenceforth  have an essoin of bed-sickness because all of them have languor together, either  by some of them or by one only.11
If an essoin of difficulty in coming is joined to an essoin of bed-sickness.
 The essoin of difficulty in coming is sometimes joined to the essoin of bed-sickness  by reason of several who hold in common and have essoined themselves successively;  let the essoin of difficulty in coming then be enrolled in the common form  after the essoin of bed-sickness. And what is said of one may be understood of  several who have essoined themselves of difficulty in coming. If some of several  essoin themselves of bed-sickness and the others appear, though they are not essoined  of difficulty in coming let them have the same day the essoinee would have12  if passing illness were awarded him, and so of the demandant. If the essoinee does  not come on that day, nor the knights who viewed him, they will have another day.]  Suppose that on the second day before the day given by [his] essoiner in the essoin  of difficulty in coming the tenant essoins himself of bed-sickness; he will be in default  if the demandant claims judgment, and much more so if he so essoins himself  on the day of the plea or on the morrow,