A substantial and compendious report of a case rightly adjudged does produce three notable effects,
first it opens the understanding of the reader and hearer,
secondly it breaks through difficulties, and
thirdly it brings home to the hand of the studious varieties of pleasure and profit;
I say it does set open the windows of the Law to let in that gladsome light whereby the right reason of the rule, (the beauty of the Law) may be clearly discerned, it breaks the thick and hard shell, whereby with pleasure and ease the sweetness of the kernel may be sensibly tasted, and adorns with varieties of fruits both pleasant and profitable, the storehouses of those by whom they were never planted nor watered…

Language modernised. Edited for ease of reading

Transcribed from the copy in the Cardiff University Library Rare Books Collection.