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- obsolete spelling of
c. 1500, Anonymous, A Chronicle of London from 1089 to 1483:
- This yere the kyng toke the Ile of Cipre; and the prynce of the same ile he lete folowe hym in sylver cheynes.
c. 1660, Unknown, “The Distracted Emperor”, in A Collection of Old English Plays, Vol. III:
- If in thys p[ro]myst throng of future ill There may be found a way to anye good Of brave Orlando the great palladyne, My constant industry shall tyer the day And outwatche night but I will fynde it for hym; And yf to doe hym good-- Enter La Fue.
- him (third-person singular masculine pronoun)
1390, John Gower, Confessio Amantis:
- Bot though that he such power have, And that his myghtes ben so large, He hath hem nought withouten charge, To which that every kyng ys swore: So were it good that he ther fore First un to rightwisnesse entende, Wherof that he hym self amende Toward his god and leve vice, Which is the chief of his office; And aftir al the remenant He schal uppon his covenant Governe and lede in such a wise, So that ther be no tirandise, Wherof that he his poeple grieve, Or ellis may he nought achieve That longith to his regalie.
- English: him