from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An obsolete form of branch.
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I thinke it not vnméete, first to treate of that subiect, procéeding so from braunch to braunch, till I haue giuen euery one sufficient knowledge.
And whil'st her braunch faire blossomes foorth did bring,
Chaucer says that on May-day early "fourth goth al the court, both most and lest, to fetche the flowrès fresh, and braunch, and blome," and Henry VIII. kept
The blossome, which my braunch of youth did beare,
The braunch once dead, the budde eke needes must quaile,
For, God taketh it for confefled. that '** when either of them was borne of a holy Father, and fucceflbur of the couenaunt, finally a braunch of the holy rootc: now the children of lacob were more than comonly bond, which were taken into that dignity.
The braunch) He meaneth Dido, who being, as it were the main braunch now withered the buddes that is beautie (as he sayd afore) can nomore flourish.