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- n. Obsolete spelling of holiness.
I schal declare the disposcioun of rome fro hys first makyng ... and the seconde part schal declar ye holynesse of ye same place fro his first crystendom; I schal not write but that i fynde in auctores or ellis that I sey with eye.
And he was gladde to here theym talke of the welfare and holynesse of theyr kynge Saynt Edward.
His eldest sonne he keepeth captiue in prison, for that he feareth him for his valiantnesse and actiuitie: he professeth a kinde of holynesse, and saith that hee is descended of the Blood of Mahomet and Murtezalli: [Sidenote: The difference of religion.] and although these