- obsolete spelling of
c. 1520, William Peeris, “The prouerbis in the rouf of my lorde percy closett at lekyngfelde”, in Chronicle of the Family of Percy, published 1843, page 482:
- HE that made this hous for contemplacion / Myndyde specially excercyse of lernynge and vertuus occupation.
- (obsolete) plural form of , an archaic spelling of virtue.
16th century, Henry VIII, “Lusty youth should us ensue”, in John E. Stevens editor, Music & Poetry in the Early Tudor Court, published 1961, page 417:
- For withowt ther goode gydaunce / Yough shuld fall in grett myschaunce; / For yough ys frayle and prompt to doo, / As well vices as vertuus to ensew;