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  • -- when Chaucer teaching "whom is worthy to be called gentill," writes thus: --

    A Dish of Orts : Chiefly Papers on the Imagination, and on Shakespeare

  • De utter deyh, i wuz gruven alongg, reeden Cheezfrens commens an laphing ad de pixures an reelized dat me kitteh hat ben tri-in tu git mah attensun — wif eber zo gentill tap tap ov poyinty ends ohn mah ahrm. he luked ad mee as ib tu sae, Hai, see me.

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  • Bot than sche began to handill the matter more craftelie, compleaning that sche was nocht sought in a gentill maner; and that thay in whome sche had put maist singular confidence, had left hir in hir greattest neid; and suche uther thingis, perteaning nothing to thair commissioun, proponed sche, to spend and dryve the tyme.

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

  • He is a good and a gentill Lord, and he doith all thingis for nought.

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

  • The King began, with sum countenances and speitches, to command silence and dashe him; bot he, insurging with graitter bauldnes and force of langage, buir out the mater sa, that the King was fean to tak it upe betwix tham with gentill termes and mirrie talk; saying, "They war bathe litle men, and thair hart was at thair mouthe!"'

    Andrew Melville Famous Scots Series

  • In the which sermoun, he maist confortablie did intreat the dignitie and utilitie of Goddis woord; the punishment that cumis for the contempt of the same; the promptitude of Goddis mercy to such as trewlye turne to him; yea, the great happynes of thame whome God tackis from this miserie, evin in his awin gentill visitatioun, which the malice of man cane neyther eak nor paire.

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

  • And becaus of the lait contracted amitie, and gentill intertenement that thei found at the first, thei maid no great expeditioun.

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

  • He, a man most gentill of nature, and most addict to please hir in all thingis not repugnant to God, wret to those that then war assembled at Sanct Johnestoun, to stay, and nott to come fordwarte; schawand what promess and esperance he had of the Quenis Grace favouris.

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

  • Thairfoir do nothing to him, but tack of him; for he is ane gentill Lord, and with, a glaidar harte will geve us all thingis that we neid, than we taik it of him.

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

  • The sermon ended, the gentill men of Lotheane, who then war earnest professouris of Christ Jesus, thought not expedient that he shuld remane in Leyth, becaus that the Governour and Cardinall war schortlie to come to Edinburgh; and tharefore thei tooke him with thame, and keapt him sometymes in Brounestoun, sometymes in Langnudry, and sometymes in

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

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