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  • n. Obsolete form of honor.
  • v. Obsolete form of honor.


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  • I have the honnour to be with the most perfect Consideration, Gentlemen, your most humble and most obedient Servant

    John Adams autobiography, part 2, "Travels, and Negotiations," 1777-1778

  • If Fox was in, and had Weight enough, and should take this decided Part which is consistent enough with the Tenor of his Speeches, which have been constant Phillippicks against the old Ministry and frequent Sallies against the Refugees, and should adopt a noble Line of Conduct towards America, grant her all She asks, do her honnour and promote her

    John Adams diary 36, 17 - 22 November 1782

  • They think it an honnour to ask a white man to sleep with them; one came to my lodgings last night and asked me to make her a blanco Pickanina, which, being interpreted, is to get her a white child, and I must say for the first time, I was ashamed, and did not gratify her or comply with her request, seeing her so forward, I had no propensity to tech her.

    Journal of Harrison G. Rogers, member of the company of J. S. Smith

  • Ye anty Chamber hung with purple Cloth and there attended four of ye Maids of honnour all in vailes, and ye Gentlemen of the bed Chamber, pages in another roome all in black, ye staires all below the same.

    Through England on a Side Saddle in the Time of William and Mary

  • There is alsoe many Considerable perquisitts belonging to him to support ye honnour.

    Through England on a Side Saddle in the Time of William and Mary

  • I was conducted to the fort of Orange, where we had no incounter in the way, where I have had the honnour to salute the Governor, who spoake french, and by his speech thought him a french man.

    Voyages of Peter Esprit Radisson

  • To honnour the feast many men and women did burst.

    Voyages of Peter Esprit Radisson

  • If the wild men came downe, the way for them as for us, and that we should be glad to have the honnour of his company, but not of that of his servants, and that we weare both masters and servants.

    Voyages of Peter Esprit Radisson

  • The wisest begins his speech, giving heaven thanks to have brought such generous ffrench to honnour them so.

    Voyages of Peter Esprit Radisson

  • They are held for Life, true jndeed they admit of being removed from one Bishoprick to another for advancemt, nay they may forfeit their Bishoprick by not being qualify'd, if they will not sweare to be faithfull to ye government and so they may be suspended, as in ye Case of severall in the last revolution would not sweare to King William and Queen Mary and so now refuse also to sweare to her present Majesty Queen Ann. These Bishops are only Barrons in themselves, their wives have noe honnour thereby nor their Children; but for all peeres of England theirs is hereditary from father to son and their Ladies partake of it, nay ye honour descends on a daughter in default of male jssue.

    Through England on a Side Saddle in the Time of William and Mary


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