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  • “Ou, the best and the warst is, just that the tower is standing hail and feir, as safe and as empty as when ye left it.”

    The Bride of Lammermoor

  • It is right a feir hows, and it is alle round, and highe, and covered with leed, and it is well paved with white marble: but the Sarazine wole not suffre no Cristene manne

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • At the quhilk word the King interrupts me and crabbotlie quarrels our meitting, alleaging it was without warrand and seditius, making our selves and the countrey to conceave feir whar was na cause.

    Andrew Melville Famous Scots Series

  • Jesus Christ, the King of Kings, quhilk he behovit to dischairge at all occasiounes, being orderlie callit thereto, as he wes at this time; and that for feir of a grytter punischment then could any earthly king inflict. '

    Andrew Melville Famous Scots Series

  • ++Ancre þet naueð nout neih honde hire uode : beoð bisie two wu {m} men. on ðet bi {} leaue eu {er} ethom. an oðer þet wende ut hwon hit is neod. and þeo beo ful unorne * oðer a lute þuhten* oðer of feir elde and biðe weie ase heo geð. go singinde hire beoden.

    Selections from early Middle English, 1130-1250 Part I: Texts

  • Gá wé ðene nærewne wei. ⁊ ðene wei grene. ðer forð fareð litel folc. ac hit is feir ⁊ scéne.

    Selections from early Middle English, 1130-1250 Part I: Texts

  • To be schort, a greattar feir and disconfiture, without cause, hes seldome bein sein.

    The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)

  • Quhairfoir, all gud subjectis that hes the feir of God in thair hartis, will not suffer thame selffis be sick vaine perswatiouns to be led away from thair dew obedience, bot will assist in defence of thair Soveraneis quarrel aganeis all sick as will persew the same wrangouslie.

    The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)

  • Quhatt baith sche and we [980] pretend, we dout not bot God, quha can not suffer the abuse of his awin name lang to be unpunischeit, sall one day declair; and unto him we feir nott to committ oure cause.

    The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)

  • Nether yitt feir we in this presentt to say, that against us sche makis ane maist maliciouse ley.

    The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)

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