For he is not served nor worshipped to his right by them of this land, for they be turned to evil living; therefore I shall disherit
them of the honour which I have done them."
And in the 1683 New York Charter of Liberties, it was stated that "Noe man of what Estate or Condicon soever shall be putt out of his Lands or Tenements, nor taken, nor imprisoned, nor disherited
, nor banished nor any ways destroyed without being brought to Answere by due Course of Law." (66) The language is comprehensive, and contemplated not only taking land or putting someone out of his land physically, but any destruction or damage to land as well.
HM 136: [??]// Edward howe Robert the Brus had dryve hem out of the land and disherited
hem [conjunction] Howe kyng Edward dubbed at westmynstre [xiiij.sup.e] score knyghtes Capitulo [C.sup.o] [iiij.sup.xx] ~ ~ ~
The consequence of Theseus' administration of justice is a near apocalyptic combination of grief and anger: How [the trees] weren feld shal nat be toold for me; Ne hou the goddes ronnen up and doun, Disherited
of hire habitacioun, In which the woneden in reste and pees, Nymphes, fawnes and amadrides; Ne hou the beestes and the briddes alle Fledden for fere, whan the wode was falle; Ne how the ground agast was of the light, That was nat wont to seen the sonne bright; Ne how the fyr was couched first with stree, And thanne with drye stikkes cloven a thre, And thanne with grene wode and spicerye, And thanne with clooth of gold and with perrye, And gerlandes, hangynge with ful many a flour, The mirre, the'encens, with al so greet odour; ....
Lavishly commending Spenser for laboring "to restore, as to thyr rightfull heritage such good and naturall English words, as have ben long time out of use and almost cleare disherited
The poet has 'laboured to restore, as to their rightfull heritage such good and naturall English words, as haue ben long time out of vse and almost cleare disherited