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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Scotch spelling of loof.

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  • God, no pairte ever enterit in our consait; nor suffer your selfis be thairby led frome youre dew obedience; assureing yow, ye sall ever fynd with us trewth in promeisses, and ane moderlie luif towartis all; yow behaifand your selffis our [920] obedient subjectis.

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

  • Applying these headis to the tyme and personis, (he said,) yf none of Goddis children had suffered befoir us the same injureis that presentlie we susteane, these our trubles wald appear intollerable; suche is our tender delicacie, and self luif of our awin flesche, that those thingis whiche we lychtlie pass over in otheris, we can greatlie complane of, yf thei tweiche our selfis.

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

  • Whareunto the said Johnne answered, "That such fear proceided nott from Goddis Spreat, but only from ane blynd luif of the self; and tharefor, that no good purpoise was to be stayed for thingis that war in the handis and power of God."

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

  • And to absteane for my luif fra persuyt, as your Lordschip hes signified, I am addetted to your Lordschip, as I have writtin diverse tymes befoir.

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

  • But God, for his awin glorie, for the comforte of his servand, and for manifestatioun of thare beastly tyranny, had otherwiese decreed; for he so strenthened his faythfull witnes, that nether the luif of lyif, nor yitt the fear of that cruell death, could move him a joit to swarve from the trewth ones professed.

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

  • Yea, in this it did surmont the commoun obedience, that it proceaded from luif of those vertewis that was supposed to have bene in him.

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

  • The hote furie of the Bischope did so kendill hir choler, (and yit the luif was verrie cold betuix thame,) that without farder delay, conclusioun was taikin to invaid Sanctandrois, and the two young Lordis foirsaidis, [824] who than war thare verrie sklendarlie accumpanyed.

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

  • -- "My father loveth yow, becaus ye luif me, and beleve that I came of God."

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

  • Mernes, and the Westland, with many otheris that of luif resorted to him, and especiallie those that war professouris of the Evangell; for thei supposed, that England wold not have maid gret persuyt of him.

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

  • For thow madest the falt, and he suffered the pane, and that for the luif he had to thee, befoir ever thow wast borne, when thow haddest done neither good nor evill.

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

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