The buyer must be responsible for his own free act. Let the
buyer keep his eyes open, for the bargain he agrees to is binding. In
English law, Chief Justice Tindal modified this rule. He said if the
buyer gives notice that he relies on the vendor's judgment, and the
vendor warrants the article, then the vendor is bound to furnish an
article “reasonable and fit for the purpose required.”
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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