The chief evidence cited in support of the theory that .Wykeham owed his advancement to his skill as an architect is the remark in a tract Why Poor Priests have no benefices that "Lords will not present a clerk able of cunning of God's law and good life and holy ensample ...
Its hero Nial, type of the good lawyer, is contrasted with its villain Mord, the ensample of cunning, chicane, and legal wrong doing; and a great part of the saga is taken up with the three cases and suits of the divorce, the death of Hoskuld and the burning of Nial, which are given with great minuteness.
ensample o the yowes and the gaits ye dochna fin!
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