A good corroborating chain, if they fail in the last link, the whole will fall to the ground.
Wilkes v. Wood (1763), Lofft. 12.
A Court of equity which is never active in relief against conscience, or public convenience, has always refused its aid to stale demands where the party has slept upon his right, and acquiesced for a great length of time. Nothing can call forth this Court into activity, but conscience, good faith and reasonable diligence; where these are wanting, the Court is passive and does nothing.Pratt, Charles, 1st Earl Camden