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Self the pronouns my, tby, her, 01r, your, are not to be conlidered as poslelive or adjective, but as the old oblique cases of the personal pronouns I, thou, joe, we, ye. According to this hypothesis the use of thefe combinations, with respect to the pronouns, is almost always folecistical, but not more so than that of himself in the nominative case, which has long been authorised by constant custom; and it is remarkable that a folecism of the fame fort has prerailed in the French language, in which mai and toi, the abl.cases of je and tu, when combined with viême, are used as ungrammatically as our my and thy have just been supposed to be when combined with felf; Je l'ai vu moi-même, I have seen it myself; tu de verras toi-même, thou shalt see it thyself; and so in the accusative case, moi-même is added emphatically to me, and toi-même to telt is probable, I think, that these departures from grammar in both languages have been made for the fake of fuller and more agreeable sounds. Je-mêm:1, 17e-nime,tumême, and te-même, iTould certainly found much thinner and more languid than moi-même ard to;même; and myself, thyfelf, &c. are as clcarly prefexable, in point pronunciation, to filf, mesilf, thouself, theefelf, &c. though not all, periaps, ini an equal degree. It should be observed that itself, where a change of case in the pronoun would not have improved the found, has never undergone any

alteration. Selle, n. Fr. celle, cell, C. D. 2004. Selle, for fille, n. Sax. a door-lill.or threshold, 3820.

See the note. Selve, adj. 2586, 2862. See Self. Sely, adj.Sax. Silly, simple, harmless,4788,4106,5952. Selymele, n. Sax. haspiness, T. ii. 815, 827.

Semblable, adj. Fr. like, 9374.
Sem:blaunt, n. Fr. seeming, appearance, 10830.
Semeliche, femely, adj. Sax. seemly, comely.
Sumeliofie, fuperl. d. 17068.
Semelybede, n. seemliness, comelinefs, R. 777, 1130.
Semisoun, n. Lat. a low or broken tone, 3697.
Semicope, n. a half or short cloke, 264.
Sen, fine, inf. m. of fe, 1711, 2178--part. pa. 1967,

2300. Send, for sendeth, 4134. Sendall, n. 442, a thin filk. See Du Cange in v. Cenda.

lum. Senek, pr. n. Seneca the philofopher, 6750,6767,9397.

What is said of him in The Monkes Tale, ver.14421 14436, is taken from the Rom, de la Rose, ver.

6461-6499. Senge, v. Sax. to finge, 5931. Senior, pr. n. 16918. See the note. Sentence, n. Fr. fense, meaning, 308, 10162-judg.

ment, 4533. Septe, pr. n. 5367, Ceuta, formerly Septa, in Africa,

over-againit Gibraltar. Sepulture, n. Fr. grave, T. iv. 327. Serapion, pr. n. 434, Joannes Serapion, an Arabian

physician of the 11th century, Fabric. Bibl. Gr. i.

xiii. p. 299.

Sere, adj. Sax. dry, R.4749.
Sergeant, n. Fr. a squire attendant upon a prince or

nobleman, 8395-a Sergeant of the lawe. See his character, ver. 311-332. His name is derived from his having been originally a servant of the king in his law business, ferviens ad legem, just as fere viens ad arma. The king had formerly a fergeant in

every county. Spelman in v. Serviens, Scrie, n. Fr. series, 3069. Sermoning, n. Fr. preaching, 3093.

Servage, n. Fr. fervitude, Navery, 4788, 11106, 7.
Servand, part. pr. of serve, ferving, C. D. 1627.
Serve, v. Fr. to serve, 8845-to behave to, 8516, 7.
Set, for setteth, 7564, for fette, pa. t. 11124.
Setewale, n. Sax. the herb valerian, 3207, 13691.
Sethe, v. to boil, 385.
Sethe, for fethed, pa. t. 8103.
Sette, v. Sax. to place, to put, 7851; Setteth him doun,

P. 263, placeth himself on a feat; yet fette I cas, M. 289, yet I put the cale, or suppose-to put a value on a thing, to rate; In’olde sette his forrow at a myte, T. iii. 902, I would not value h. 1.-to sette a man's cappe, to make a fool of him. See the n. on ver.

538.-Sette, pa. t. 6241. Scurement, n. Fr. security, in a legal sense, 11838. Seuretce, n.Fr. certainty,6485–surety, in a legal sense,

6493. Serve, v. Fr. to follow, R. 4953. Sewes, n. pl. Fr. dishes, 10381. See the note. Seye. See Seie. Shadde, pa. t. of foede, v. Sax. fell in drops, 14649. Shadde, pa. t. of fade, v. Sax. shaded, covered with

Thade, Du. 426.

dowy, adj. Sax. unsubstantial, Bo. iii. pr. 4. Shaft, 1. Sax. an arrow, 1364. Shal, auxil. v. Sax. is used sometimes with an ellipsis

of the infinitive mood, which ought to follow it, 10912; beth fwiche as I have ben to you and sbal, i. e. shall be, 15771; first tell me whither Isbal, i, e. 1hall go, T. ii. 46; yet all is don or foal, i. e. fhall be

done. See also ver. 15100; T. v. 833. Shale, n. Sax. a Thell or husk, F. iii. 191; but all n'is

worthe a nutte pale, Conf. Am. 66. Shalmies, n. pl. İhalms, musical string instruments,

otherwise called psalteries or fautries, F. iii. 128. See Rote.

Sbame, n. Şax. sames dethe, 5239, 10251, a death of

Thame, a shameful death; to York he did him lede, fohames dede to deie, P. L. 247. Shamefaft, adj. Sax. modest, 205.7. Shape, n. Şax. form,

figure, 7040, 7052. Shapelich, adj. Sax, fit, likely, 374; T. iv. 1452. Shapen, jkape, part. pa. of shape, v. Sax. formed, figu

red, 7045, 7096; prepared, 1110, 1227, 1394. Sbawe, n. Sax. a shade of trees, a grore, 4365, 6968;

T. ii. 7.1. Shefe, n. Sax. a bundle; a sheaf of arrows, ICA; jseves,

pl. of corn, R. 4335. Shefeld, pr. n. Sheffield in Yorkshire, 3931. Sbeld, n. Sax. a shield, 2124;fbeldes, pl. French crowns,

called in Fr.ccus, from their having on one side the

figure of a shield, 280, 13261. Shemering, n. Sax. a glimmering, 4295. Sbend, v. Sax. to ruin, 5347.; P. 220. Shendkip, n. ruin, punishment, P. 16.1., Shene, adj. Sax. bright, lining, 1070. Sbent, part. pa. of fend, 5351, 9194. Shepen, n. Sax. a stable, 2002, 6453. See then. on ver.

2002. Shere, v. Sax. to cut to inave, R. 6196. Sberte, n. Sax. a hirt, 9859; lladde lever than my Berte, 15.126, I would give my shirt, 4. e. all that i have seems to mean the linen in which a newhorn child is wrapped, 1568; that Chapen was my dethe erst than my soerte. Compare T. iii. 734;

O fatal sultren, whiche or any clothe

Me shapen was, my delince me fpovie and L.W. 2618;

Seas first that day that trapen was my Merte,

Or by the fatal suster had my dome.in T. iv. 96, alas that I ne had brouglit her in my

Joert! it seems to be put for skirt, (or lap) which per

haps was the original word. Shete, v. Sax. to shoot, 3926; R.989. Shetes, n. pl. Sax. Meets, 4138. Shette, foet, v. Sax. to close or shut, 15985, 16605---

Shette, fbet, pa. t. and part. 2599, 3499; so was hire herte sette in hire distresse, 5476, so was her heart

overwhelmed with h. d. Shift, v. Sax. to divide, 5686. Shilde, fbelde, v. Sax. to shield; God fbilde! 3427, God

Thield or forbid. Shipman, n. Sax. a mariner, the master of a barge. See

his character, ver. 390-412. Shiver, n. Sax. a small Nice, 7422. Shode, n. Sax. the hair of a man's head, 2009, 3316. Shode, part. pa. offboe, v. Sax. Thod, having shoes on,

R. 7463. Shove, pa. t. of shore, v. Sax. pushed, R. 534; L. W.

2401. Shonde, n. Sax. harim, 13836; F. i. 88. Shope, pa. t. of shape, 7120, 11121. Shore, part. pa. of fwere, 13958. Sborte, v. 6. Sax. to make short, P. 225. Shot, part. pa. of flette, shut, 3358, 3695. See the n. on

ver. 3358. Shoter, n. Sax. a Mooter, A. F. 180. The yew tree is

called footer, because bows are usually made of it. Shottes, n. pl. Sax. arrows, darts, any thing that is

fhot, T. ii. 58. Slove, fhowve, v. Sax. to push, 3910-Shove, part. pa.

11593. Shrewe, v. Sax. to curse, 6644, 7809. Shrewe, n. Sax. an ill-tempered curft man or woman,

5647, 6087, 10302. Shrewes, pl. Bo. i. pr. 3 ; pellimi, orig.

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