- Obsolete spelling of .
- 1586, Giraldus Cambrensis [i.e., Gerald of Wales]; Iohn Hooker alias Vowell [i.e., John Hooker], transl., “The Irish Historie Composed and Written by Giraldus Cambrensis, and Translated into English (with Scholies to the Same) by Iohn Hooker of the Citie of Excester Gentleman; togither with the Supplie of the Said Historie, from the Death of King Henrie the Eight, vnto this Present Yeere 1587, Doone also by the Said Iohn Hooker: [...] [The Epistle Dedicatorie]”, in The Second Volume of Chronicles: Conteining the Description, Conquest, Inhabitation, and Troublesome Estate of Ireland, First Collected by Raphaell Holinshed; and Now Newlie Recognised, Augmented, and Continued from the Death of King Henrie the Eight vntill this Present Time of Sir Iohn Perot Knight, Lord Deputie: As Appeareth by the Supplie Begining in pag. 109, &c. Wherevnto is Annexed the Description and Historie of Scotland, First Published by the Said R. H. and Now Newlie Reuised, Inlarged, and Continued to This Present Yeare; as Appeareth in pag. 405: &c. By F. T. With Two Tables Seruing Both Countries Added in the End of This Volume, [s.l.: s.n.], OCLC 276298020:
- [W]e are not borne to our ſelues alone, but the prince, the countrie, the parents, freends, wiues, children and familie, euerie of them doo claime an intereſt in vs, and to euerie of them we muſt be beneficiall: otherwiſe we doo degenerate from that communitie and ſocietie, which by ſuch offices by vs is to be conſtrued, & doo become moſt vnprofitable: […]
- c. 1597, William Shakespeare, “The First Part of Henry the Fourth, […]”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act III, scene ii]:
- So when he had occaſion to be ſeene, / He was but as the Cuckoe is in Iune, / Heard, not regarded: Seene, but with ſuch eie / As ſicke and blunted with communitie, / Affoord no extraordinary gaze.