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“hang first; try later.” [Br. Hist.: Espy, 160]
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It was used as a prison in which summary justice reigned, giving rise to a Devonshire saying: "First hang and draw, then hear the cause by Lydford Law
Preventive Detention, A Species of Lydford Law
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