On this matter may be found [in the roll] of Easter term in the fourteenth year of  king Henry in the counties of Nottingham and Lincoln, [the case] of William,  treasurer1 of York, and William of Camera and Lecia, his wife.>2 If the knights  come on that day and attest their view, and, the demandant presenting himself in  court, the tenant does not appear, after awaiting the fourth day let the land be  taken into the lord king's hand by default by the little cape, because the tenant  cannot deny the essoin [and the day given] against the knights' record,3 whether he  has appeared in court or not. If the knights and the tenant appear, but the demandant  does not, then, the tenant having presented himself in court, he will  retire quit of that writ on the fourth day. If the knights appear on the first4 day,  but neither the demandant nor the tenant, but both appear on the morrow, or on  the third day or on the fourth, since the parties are equals with respect to default,  and neither can blame anything on the failing of the other, let default balance default  and the plea proceed, because equal offences are nullified by one another.5 But  if they are unequals as to default, if one appears on the first day and the other on  the morrow or on the third day or the fourth, let proceedings be taken to default,6  as will be explained below [of defaults.]
When the knights come to attest languor.
 When the knights have made the view [and], after examining the infirmity, adjudge  languor to the essoinee, they will give him a day, a year and a day from the day of  his view, at the Tower of London, that he then be there to answer thereon or send a  sufficient responsalis on his behalf. If on7 the day contained in the writ they come  before the justices and testify that they viewed him on such a day and gave him a  day, a year and a day from the day of his view, at the Tower of London, [and]  disagree as to the day, let them again be sent to view and to give a day certain, and  to certify the view again. If they agree on the day, let them be diligently examined  by the justices as to whether the day given is a reasonable and lawful day or not,  as where the year is a leap year.8 If after examination the day is unlawful, let the  knights be sent again to the languid person to give him a lawful day according to