The simple rhymes, the incremental repetitions, the obligatory epithets, the magical numbers, the nuncupative
testaments, the commonplace phrases, the reliance on dialogue, the dramatic nature of the narrative: these make the ballad easier to remember, easier to memorize" (14).
Rather than written out by the individual, they were often written out by a notary and signed by the dying person, or instead dictated - known as a nuncupative
The reasoning was that the Argentine will was "nuncupative
," and Florida law prohibits nuncupative
A century and a half later, the statutory provision for nuncupative
wills disappeared in England.
Sir David Kirke's nuncupative
will is dated January 28, 1654 (TNA PROB 11/ 240 f.
The second section is a fascinating and careful exploration of issues of mental capacity and coercion, particularly surrounding nuncupative
It is clear that if we use the primitive and nuncupative
epics as our basis, so not most but all of epics heroes will call worthy in their experiences and facing with problems.
Chapter Three is effectively an introduction to and summary of Chapters Four through Seven, in which Bonfield takes up in absorbing detail the specific grounds for disputing the validity of wills: Chapter Four treats the problem of establishing the testator's soundness of mind and freedom from undue influence at the time of the will's making; Chapter Five considers the contested validity of and legal procedures surrounding nuncupative
wills; Chapter Six addresses flaws, irregularities, or imperfections in the execution of written wills; and Chapter Seven enumerates the various problems raised by draft, revoked, or multiple wills.
Yet 32% of respondents reported scores above the midpoint (> 5 on 1-10 scale) for at least one of the nuncupative
Gray, acknowledging the relevance of Milton's nuncupative
will and "miscommunication with his daughters," argues that Milton mattered to Eliot because he "was repeatedly stymied in his attempts to transmit his ideas as he would have preferred" (135).
The Code of Civil Procedure also recognizes nuncupative
In the autumn of 1459, by the terms of a nuncupative
will, John Paston had inherited the estates of his neighbour and patron, the soldier Sir John Fastolf, who had died without issue.