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CHAP. XXX.: Observations on Appeals. - Charles Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu, Complete Works, vol. 2 The Spirit of Laws 
The Complete Works of M. de Montesquieu (London: T. Evans, 1777), 4 vols. Vol. 2.
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Observations on Appeals.
I apprehend that appeals, which were challenges to a combat, must have been made immediately on the spot. “If the party leaves the court without appealing,” says Beaumanoir† , “he loses his appeal, and the judgment stands good.” This continued still in force, even after all the restrictions of ‡ judicial combat.
[† ]Chap. 33. page 627. Ibid. chap. 63. page 312.
[‡ ]See the Institutions of St. Lewis, book ii. chap. 15. the ordinance of Charles VII. in the year 1453.