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  • Men should know nought of Godde's privity*.†   (source)
  • And for myself, if with my privity He gain admittance to my hearth, I pray The curse I laid on others fall on me.†   (source)
  • Why the devil, Upon this French going out, took he upon him, Without the privity o' the King, to appoint Who should attend on him?†   (source)
  • WITH that came the Damosel of the Lake unto the king, and said, Sir, I must speak with you in privity.†   (source)
  • has now reached such a pitch that every night she conceals a gallant of hers in this house and remains with him till morning, at the expense of my reputation; inasmuch as it is open to anyone to question it who may see him quitting my house at such unseasonable hours; but what distresses me is that I cannot punish or chide her, for her privity to our intrigue bridles my mouth and keeps me silent about hers, while I am dreading that some catastrophe will come of it.†   (source)
  • Then we pray you, said La Beale Isoud and Sir Tristram, that when ye have received your letters, that ye would come by us that we may see the privity of your letters.†   (source)
  • Right with that there came a dwarf with a great mouth and a flat nose, and saluted Sir Accolon, and said how he came from Queen Morgan le Fay, and she greeteth you well, and biddeth you be of strong heart, for ye shall fight to morrow with a knight at the hour of prime, and therefore she hath sent you here Excalibur, Arthur's sword, and the scabbard, and she biddeth you as ye love her, that ye do the battle to the uttermost, without any mercy, like as ye had promised her when ye spake together in privity; and what damosel that bringeth her the knight's head, which ye shall fight withal, she will make her a queen.†   (source)
  • *Well ought a man avised for to be* *a man should take good heed*
    Whom that he brought into his privity.†   (source)
  • And to his wife he told his privity,
    And she was ware, and better knew than he
    What all this *quainte cast was for to say*.†   (source)
  • * *little
    And when this Canon saw it would not be
    But his Yeoman would tell his privity,* *secrets
    He fled away for very sorrow and shame.†   (source)
  • Thou shalt with me to helle yet tonight,
    Where thou shalt knowen of our privity* *secrets
    More than a master of divinity.†   (source)
  • *" *labour
    This Nicholas answer'd; "Fetch me a drink;
    And after will I speak in privity
    Of certain thing that toucheth thee and me:
    I will tell it no other man certain."†   (source)
  • * *jot
    And so I did full often, God it wot,
    That made his face full often red and hot
    For very shame, and blam'd himself, for he
    Had told to me so great a privity.†   (source)
  • For in the towne was there no prentice
    That fairer coulde cast a pair of dice
    Than Perkin could; and thereto *he was free *he spent money liberally
    Of his dispence, in place of privity.†   (source)
  • *knowledge
    Voide* your man, and let him be thereout; *send away
    And shut the doore, while we be about
    Our privity, that no man us espy,
    While that we work in this phiosophy.†   (source)
  • "Then put thine hand adown right by my back,"
    Saide this man, "and grope well behind,
    Beneath my buttock, there thou shalt find
    A thing, that I have hid in privity."†   (source)
  • We may well make cheer and good visage,
    And drive forth the world as it may be,
    And keepen our estate in privity,
    Till we be dead, or elles that we play
    A pilgrimage, or go out of the way.†   (source)
  • And all alone, save only a squier,
    That knew his privity* and all his cas**, *secrets **fortune
    Which was disguised poorly as he was,
    To Athens is he gone the nexte* way.†   (source)
  • *early morning
    But Robin may not know of this, thy knave*, *servant
    Nor eke thy maiden Gill I may not save:
    Ask me not why: for though thou aske me
    I will not telle Godde's privity.†   (source)
  • And Sir," quoth he, "now of my privity,
    Since ye so goodly have been unto me,
    And kithed* to me so great gentleness, *shown
    Somewhat, to quite with your kindeness,
    I will you shew, and if you list to lear,* *learn
    I will you teache plainly the mannere
    How I can worken in philosophy.†   (source)
  • The day of wedding came, but no wight can
    Telle what woman that it shoulde be;
    For which marvail wonder'd many a man,
    And saide, when they were in privity,
    "Will not our lord yet leave his vanity?†   (source)
  • But yet n'ere* Christian Britons so exiled, *there were
    That there n'ere* some which in their privity not
    Honoured Christ, and heathen folk beguiled;
    And nigh the castle such there dwelled three:
    And one of them was blind, and might not see,
    But* it were with thilk* eyen of his mind, *except **those
    With which men maye see when they be blind.†   (source)
  • My husband is to me the worste man
    That ever was since that the world began;
    But since I am a wife, it sits* not me *becomes
    To telle no wight of our privity,
    Neither in bed, nor in none other place;
    God shield* I shoulde tell it for his grace; *forbid
    A wife shall not say of her husband
    But all honour, as I can understand;
    Save unto you thus much I telle shall;
    As help me God, he is nought worth at all
    In no degree, the value of a fly.†   (source)
  • *unless
    So manly was this Julius of heart,
    And so well loved *estately honesty *dignified propriety*
    That, though his deadly woundes sore smart,* *pained him
    His mantle o'er his hippes caste he,
    That ne man shoulde see his privity
    And as he lay a-dying in a trance,
    And wiste verily that dead was he,
    Of honesty yet had he remembrance.†   (source)
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