one ought to transfer himself to parts beyond the sea in order so to acquire further  delays, since suits are to be restrained rather than extended.1 And so if one is essoined  simply of beyond the sea, without any addition, though the essoin of the  Holy Land would lie for him, it will never afterwards be allowed him, because after  he has so essoined himself, at a certain place not far away, he ought not to transfer  himself to more remote parts in order to acquire further delays. A plea shall never  remain sine die for any essoin of beyond the sea unless one has set out for the Holy  Land [in] a general passage.]2
Essoins of the service of the lord king of this side the sea.
 Essoins of difficulty in coming of this side the sea are simple, but sometimes essoins  of this side the sea arise3 which are not essoins of difficulty in coming because the  essoinee is not taken ill on the way, while coming to court, but detained by the service  of the lord king so that he cannot come. They may4 precede and follow such  essoins,5 not once but more often,6 as long as he is in the service of the lord king,  provided that on each day he has his warrant at hand.7[Subject to the distinction  noted above,8 when one essoins himself of service of the lord king the essoin ought  to be admitted and allowed and a day given since the will of the lord king must  not be questioned.]9 If on the day given he does not have his warrant, he will remain  undefended.
Pleas specially excepted, in which the essoin of the service of the lord king does not lie.
 There are, however, certain specially excepted pleas in which the essoin of service  of the lord king does not lie, because of necessity, as in the assise of darrein presentment,  as [in the roll] of Trinity term in the fourteenth year of king Henry at the end  of the roll, in the county of Suffolk, an assise of darrein presentment concerning the  church of Great Thurlow.10[To the same intent in the roll of the Bench in the thirty-seventh  year of king Henry in the county of Kent, between Boniface, archbishop of  Canterbury, and Robert St. John, concerning the church of Eyneford.]11 The time  limitation makes this necessary. Sometimes the essoin of service of the lord king  does not lie because of favour, as in the case of dower, because if, immediately after  the lawful essoins of difficulty in coming, the person summoned does not appear,  proceedings are taken to default. Also, sometimes and according to some, because  of the favour shown to minors, as