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  • n. Archaic spelling of heir.


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  • That this letel little englane, shold lacke a right heire:

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • The custome of this Ring being knowne to them, each one of them (coveting to beare esteeme above the other) desired (as hee could best make his meanes) his Father, that in regard he was now growne very old, he would leave that Ring to him, whereby he should bee acknowledged for his heire.

    The Decameron

  • You are his onely sonne and heire, to whom he hath bequeathed his rich possessions (your Mothers moity evermore remembred) and travaile would now seeme fitting for you, as well to gaine experience in Trafficke and Merchandize, as also to let you see the worlds occurrences.

    The Decameron

  • Prince, and commanded to have him beheaded in his presence; affecting rather, to dye without an heire, then to be thought a

    The Decameron

  • Whereupon, he willed and ordained, that he among his male children, with whom this Ring (being left by the Father) should be found in custody after his death; hee and none other, was to bee reputed his heire, and to be honoured and reverenced by all the rest, as being the prime and worthiest person.

    The Decameron

  • Next unto him, if he chanced to die without a lawfull heire, he substituted his

    The Decameron

  • Lady, with whom poore Gianetta dwelt, had but one onely Sonne by her Husband, and he most deerely affected of them both, as well in regard he was to be their heire, as also for his vertues and commendable qualities, wherein he excelled many young Gentlemen.

    The Decameron

  • But this being distastfull to his subjects, they very often earnestly solicited him, to match himselfe with a wife, to the end, that hee might not decease without an heire, nor they be left destitute of a succeeding Lord; offering themselves to provide him of such a one, so well descended by Father and Mother, as not only should confirm their hope, but also yeeld him high contentment; whereto the Lord

    The Decameron

  • And therefore, suite in Law, to distinguish the true heire to his

    The Decameron

  • Vpon the right hand of the great Can sitteth his first begotten sonne and heire apparent vnto his empire, and vnder him sit all the nobles of the blood royall.

    The Journal of Friar Odoric


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