St. Edmund and Olive daughter of Andrew.1 But when all appear in court, and  none wishes to answer without the other, it will then be otherwise, as in the first  case.2 That one may, of necessity, have two essoins of difficulty in coming.3
Where one may have two essoins of difficulty in coming at the same time, because of necessity.
 Suppose that one has been impleaded in different pleas, and in one languor is  awarded him and in the other he has once essoined himself of difficulty in coming  and has a day, on which he cannot come nor send since he has not appointed an  attorney, nor4 may an essoin of bed-sickness follow.5 If he again essoins himself of  difficulty in coming, it will either be allowed him of necessity, by counsel of the  court,6 or the plea will be suspended until the essoinee may appear after languor;7  proceedings will not be taken to default, as [in the roll] of Easter term of the sixteenth  year of king Henry in the county of Norfolk, [the case] of Geoffrey, son of  Baldwin.8 And that proceedings to default are not taken in one plea because of an  essoin of bed-sickness in another may be found [in the roll] of Michaelmas term in  the fifteenth and the beginning of the sixteenth years of king Henry in the county  of Middlesex, [the case] of Gilbert of Hendon.9 Especially if the second plea arises  after languor awarded. And so if the languid party is vouched to warranty after  languor awarded, as happened in the case of the aforesaid Geoffrey. That an essoin,  which at another time would not be lawful, ought to be allowed, is proved [in  the roll] of Michaelmas term in the sixth and the beginning of the seventh years of  king Henry in the county of Norfolk, [the case] of Ermengard of Potcote and a cerain  John,10 who essoined himself against her of difficulty in coming in one plea,  and to whom languor was awarded in another, and though the essoin of difficulty  in coming did not lie it was nevertheless allowed him, by counsel of the court, because  of necessity, because it was better to allow the essoin, for good reason, than  to proceed to default, since the essoinee was not at fault.
If a husband and wife essoin themselves together of bed-sickness.
 If a husband and wife first essoin themselves together of difficulty in coming, they  may essoin themselves together of bed-sickness on the second day, if they wish, and  have languor together, but there will not here be several languors but one,  because of the unitary nature of the right. They may essoin themselves separately,  if they wish, of difficulty in coming as well as of bed-sickness, as was said above,  until they both have languor or one has it by himself. But when both