men, rents, houses, woods or gardens which she holds in dower of the inheritance of  such a one in such a vill to his disinheritance, lest we hear further complaint thereof  etc. Witness etc. And let him sue the writ in good time, lest by his negligence he  incur damage, for it is better to oppose in time etc.1 If she does not then desist,  she must be attached by this writ.
If she does not desist from committing waste, then let a writ for attaching the woman issue in this form.
 The king to the sheriff, greeting. If such a one has made you secure with respect to  prosecuting his claim, then put such a one by gage and safe pledges etc. to be before  us or before our justices on such a day at such a place to show why she committed  waste, sale and exile of the lands, men, rents, houses, woods or gardens which she  holds in dower of the inheritance of such a one in such a vill, contrary to our prohibition.  And have there the names of the pledges and this writ. Witness etc. If  on the other day she does not appear, let the series of attachments be observed until  she does come,2 provided that she may, if she wishes, have a single essoin of difficulty  in coming after the first attachment.
When, after delays, she appears.
 When after the delays she appears, let the plaintiff put forward his intentio in this  way. Such a one (a kinsman or friend) complains that though such a woman holds  so much land in such a vill in the name of dower, she committed such waste and such  destruction, [namely], that she sold such lands or villeins, has thrown down so many  houses and sold so much timber, [and] uprooted the garden in the aforesaid land  to the disinheritance of such a one, the heir, to the value of so much. And let him  produce suit.
She may answer the plaint in this way.
 To this the woman may answer in many ways, thus: And such a one comes and  denies waste, sale, and exile against such a one and his suit. And that she sold nothing  therefrom, nor did anything to the disinheritance of the aforesaid heir. [Or] she  may acknowledge that if houses have fallen in on account of age, she built better  ones there, or if she took something from the wood, she took no more than her  rightful estovers for burning, fencing, and building within the land she holds in the  name of dower, not outside it. And that she took nothing more, nor in any other  way, she may put herself on an inquest of the country, though some say that she
1. C. 3.27.1: Melius enim est occurrere in tempore quam post exitum vindicare; infra iv, 280