neither by the demandant nor the tenant: not by the demandant, since he chooses  that jurisdiction and that judge; not by the tenant, because he could in this way  protract the cause from judge to judge ad infinitum, until it reached the pope, who  could thus indirectly take cognisance of a lay fee.1 Also because the enquiry proceeds  equally well whether the tenant is absent or present. But from a judge delegate or an  official he may appeal,2 if they are alleged to have erred or acted collusively, to the  bishop or other ordinary, because the ordinary may correct the error of such persons  and revoke their judgment, though not his own, except with difficulty. When the  enquiry has been made, as said above, and when the party who sues comes to court  with the inquest, let the plea which remained sine die be at once resummoned: let the  tenant be summoned by this writ.
When the inquest has been made let the plea be at once resummoned by this writ.
 The king to the sheriff, greeting. Summon B. the tenant by good summoners to be  before our justices at such a place to hear the record and his judgment with respect  to the plea which was in our same court before etc. between A. the demandant and  the same B. the tenant, with respect to so much land with the appurtenances in such  a vill, which the same A. in our same court claimed as his right against the same B.  and as to which the same B. said that the aforesaid A. had no right in that land since  he was a bastard, because his father never married his mother (or for some other such  reason) and as to which an inquest of bastardy was transmitted to court christian.  And have there the summoners and this writ. Witness etc.3
On the day of the summons he who is summoned may be essoined, if he wishes.
 On the first day of the resummons both the demandant and tenant may essoin themselves  if they wish, at the same time or in turn, until they have [a single] essoin. If  on the first day, or after an essoin, the tenant defaults after the resummons, when he  has been anticipated by the summons, as soon as the summons is attested, let land  be taken at once into the hand of the lord king by the little cape because of the  default, and let him be summoned to be present on another day to hear his judgment.  On which day, whether he comes or not, he will lose his seisin by default, whether