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A forespurrer-sent writ (embellisht) by Goosequillian A forespurrer-sent writ (embellisht) by Goosequillian

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This is the renewal of my first writ, videlicet ‘A billet-doux’ which hath already been delet'd for security reasons.

Raw version can be ey'd here: [link]

The speciality of this penning is that EACH OF THE WORDS within IS written in PURE ENGLISH, thus the root-words can all be found in Old English. May you find blitheness upon reading the soothfast might of th’ English tongue!

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ǀ ● ● Possibly cloudy/obsolete words-: ● ● ǀ
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- ► acold ◄ cooled, chilled, cold
- ► aknow ◄ earlier form of acknowledge
- ► afeared ◄ affected with fear: afraid
- ► alate ◄ of late, lately
- ► algate ◄ always, continually; in any/every way, by any/all means
- ► ay ◄ ever, always, at all times
- ► be- (prefix) ◄ see: [link]
- ► belike ◄ likely, probably, to appearance
- ► bondman ◄ a man in bondage: a slave
- ► brand ◄ a torch
- ► brimland ◄ a sea-girt island, brim = and old poetical word for sea, water; self-invented word based upon the analogy of island (Old English ‘éaland’ literally denoting ‘water-land’, ‘river-land’)
- ► brookways of blood ◄ an attempted self-invented Old Engish-compound word: the vein network of the body
- ► brow-star ◄ an Old English compound-worded application referring unto the eye
- ► burd-alone ◄ entirely alone, ‘all alone’
- ► can ◄ to know or be acquainted with (a person); to know or have learnt (a thing)
- ► care ◄ burdened state of mind arising from fear, doubt, concern about anything; e.g. withouten care = without doubt
- ► cast ◄ (perhaps of direct Norse origin) a throwing or turning of the eye in any direction: a glance, a look
- ► cheer ◄ the face; countenance
- ► clout ◄ a piece of cloth, leather, metal, etc. set on to mend anything: a patch
- ► cock-crowen ◄ see: [link]
- ► dearling ◄ a person who is very dear to another (dearling, in stead of darling is the original form, the use of which continued to prevail till the 18th c. or later as dialectal or nonce word)
- ► dow ◄ to have the strength or ability, to be able (to do something)
- ► eftsithes ◄ on a second occasion, again
- ► eke ◄ see: [link]
- ► erst ◄ before the present time, either referring to the remoter past (formerly, of old) or the a recent past (not long ago, a little while since)
- ► fain ◄ gladly, willingly, with pleasure
- ► firmament ◄ (from Latin to Old English) the arch or vault of heaven overhead wherein clouds and the star appear: the sky or heavens
- ► fleet ◄ to glade away like a stream, slip away; change position imperceptibly or stealthily; to vanish
- ► foresaid ◄ = aforesaid
- ► forth ◄ to accomplish, to carry out
- ► foster ◄ to bring up with parental care
- ► gainsaying ◄ contradiction
- ► gar ◄ see: [link]
- ► grope ◄ to touch with the hands, to examine by the touch
- ► hapwise ◄ imitation of haply: ‘by hap’, by chance or accident
- ► heap-meal ◄ in heaps, in large quantities or numbers; see: [link]
- ► heaven-mark ◄ an attempted self-invented Old English compound-word: ‘the horizon’
- ► heighday ◄ a variant of heyday: an exclamation denoting frolicsomeness, gaiety, wonder, etc. (the word formation is derived from Germany)
- ► hent ◄ to lay hold of, grasp; to take or hold in one’s hand; to catch
- ► hery ◄ (Spencerian word), to praise, glorify, exalt, honour, worship
- ► hight ◄ to promise, vow, pledge oneself
- ► howbeit ◄ however it may be, be that as it may; nevertheless; however
- ► inn ◄ to lodge, to house, find lodging for
- ► kindness ◄ kind feeling; a feeling of tenderness or fondness; affection, love
- ► leer ◄ the face or countenance; the look or appearance of the face
- ► lief ◄ beloved, dear, precious
- ► list ◄ appetite, craving, desire, longing
- ► lithe ◄ mild, soft
- ► mayhap ◄ perhaps, perchance
- ► mare ◄ to hamper, hinder, interfere with, interrupt or stop
- ► mere ◄ a sheet of standing water; a lake, pond
- ► mornward ◄ towards the morning, the rising sun: eastward
- ► mote ◄ earlier and original form of must
- ► mickle ◄ great; much; the pronunciation is supposed to be due to the association with ‘little’
- ► natheless ◄ nevertheless, nonetheless
- ► nigh ◄ near
- ► n’ill ◄ see
- ► nim ◄ to take, in various senses
- ► nobbut ◄ only, merely, just
- ► owing ◄ that owes; that is under obligation, indebted (to a person for something)
- ► othersome ◄ some others
- ► pistle ◄ the aphetic form of ‘epistle’, a communication in writing a letter
- ► prick ◄ to drive or urge as with a spur; to ride fast, to advance on horseback
- ► prithee ◄ archaic colloquialism of ‘(I) pray thee’
- ► queme ◄ to please or be acceptable/satisfactory
- ► quick ◄ to stir up, to inspire; to give or restore vigour to
- ► raught ◄ the archaic preterite and past participle form of reach
- ► samen ◄ together; samenness: a self-invented word for togetherness
- ► scop ◄ an Old English poet or minstrel
- ► sele ◄ favourable or proper time, opportune moment; good fortune
- ► seven stars ◄ The Pleiades
- ► shaft ◄ a spear or lance
- ► sheen ◄ beautiful; bright, shining, resplendent
- ► shrift ◄ literally: the imposition of penance implying absolution, figuratively: confession (of sin or wrong) or admission (of guilt)
- ► sith ◄ see: [link]
- ► soot ◄ sweetly (Spencerian word)
- ► sooth ◄ truth, verity
- ► soothfastness ◄ the fat, condition, quality of being soothfast: truthfulness or veracity
- ► sore ◄ bodily pain; bodily injury: a wound
- ► stead ◄ a space or place assigned to or occupied by a person
- ► steadfast ◄ fixed or secure in position
- ► stint ◄ to cease moving, pause a journey, to halt, stop, stand still
- ► striddlings ◄ astride
- ► thanking ◄ the action or an act of giving thanks; the expression of gratitude
- ► teened ◄ the preterite and past participle form of tind: to set fire to, ignite, light, kindle
- ► thinehood ◄ the fact of being thine
- ► tho ◄ (next) after that, thereupon
- ► thwart ◄ from side to side of, across
- ► tofore ◄ the early form of before
- ► to-morn ◄ the earlier form of tomorrow
- ► tone ◄ the one (either a noun or adjective)
- ► troth ◄ truth
- ► trothful ◄ faithful
- ► trow ◄ to trust, have confidence in, to believe
- ► tway ◄ two
- ► twine ◄ the action of twining: an embrace, a clasping
- ► unbosom ◄ to bring out from the heart, to reveal
- ► ware ◄ the original form of ‘aware’
- ► weet ◄ to wit (= to know), only used in infinitive
- ► weird ◄ the principle or power or agency by which events are predetermined: fate, destiny
- ► wellaway ◄ a lament or lamentation
- ► whale-road ◄ an Old-English compound word meaning ‘the sea’
- ► wo! ◄ an exclamation of grief or lamentation; alas!; the spelling ‘wo’ has been long prevalent in exclamatory use, pre-eminently in poetry
- ► word ◄ to utter in words; to say or speak
- ► worth ◄ to happen to, to befall, to come to be (something)
- ► wight ◄ a human being, man or woman, a person
- ► win ◄ to succeed in doing something, to contrive, to manage to do something
- ► witting ◄ the fact of knowing or being aware of something: knowledge, cognizance
- ► wrate ◄ an archaic preterite of write
- ► y- (prefix) ◄ a general Old-English prefix (now very archaic or obsolete), that intensifieth the action of the verb, now only used in past participle form
- ► yarely ◄ nimbly, briskly; quickly, promptly
- ► yea ◄ yes
- ► yfere ◄ together, in company
- ► yester- (prefix) ◄ preceding the present, last
- ► yield ◄ to reward or recompense
- ► yonder ◄ something beyond
- ► yore ◄ of yore: of old, formerly, in the time long past
- ► youngling ◄ one who is young; youth or child
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A forespurrer-sent writ (embellisht) is a remarkable fusion of visuals and words penned by *Goosequillian in Old English. Though the language of Old English was before William Blake's time, the inspiring art seen here is reminiscent of Blake's famous engraved plates, but with a flair of their own. ( Featured by Nichrysalis )
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tamoshanty Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
This is incredible! I'll have to use some of these words. I love the art too.
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Ruumisauto Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Fascinating! You really inspired me with this. I have been acquainted with Elizabethan English before, but your beautiful piece of literature has just kindled a genuine enthusiasm for it inside me :) Thank you, and congratulations on this really deserved DD. 
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Eldrakonir Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
Look like fairy pattern!
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Kirschenwasser Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Congratulations to the well deserved DD! :heart: :sun:
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Sada-Pazaki Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
 This is SO amazing!! 
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BMarshallARTS Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic piece of work and very interesting. Thanks for sharing! :)
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DedHampster Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Oh dear! My English major brain just exploded in happiness!!!

 

I took every medieval literature course offered when I was in college and I still couldn't master speaking and writing in the older style. What you have done is amazing!

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PurpleSketcher92 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
What an ineffable splendour! :D Well done!
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FARTYTREEFROG Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
WOWW!!!!---BEAUTIFUL
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Joel-Wade Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013   General Artist
Nice work, you put a lot of detail in this, it's a great concept and a treat to read
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AvisCelox Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't understand much of it, but I do understand that you did a pretty good job on this. Congrats on the DD!
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Beltaneh Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Beautiful page and interesting research on old English :)
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mea00 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice! Congrats on the DD
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing - congrats on the DD
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ShonaliKapoor Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconcongratsddplz:
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apple-kitty Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013   Traditional Artist
Oh man I love the pattens around the page. If only all books were like that!
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drbrBr Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
There should be more like this. Nuff said. ;)
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magicwingsforever Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow, I remember seeing this last year and thinking how beautiful it is! Congrats on your DD!! You truly deserved it. :)
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Kalliroe Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! :clap:
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Cresenta-Lark Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing!
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Beautifully scribed words and the decorative border is gorgeous!  I haven't read Old English since college, it is a joy to read it out loud again!  Congratulations on your DD! :clap:
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Goosequillian Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you, howbeit this not quite purely Old English. I should rather call the language here 'olden' forwhy the Anglo-Saxonic grammar and spelling are not retained.
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goldenSalamander Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
forget the puzzling words, I'm struggling with interpreting the writing as to what the  letters within words actually are, but it looks and of course, sounds, gorgeous....just wish I could read it
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Goosequillian Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I am sorry that the bookstaffs eye unreadable unto you. Howsoe'er it be, please it you to wit that there is also a raw (unembellisht) version here: goosequillian.deviantart.com/a... as mention'd in th' introduction.

(I apologise for mine archaic words)
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goldenSalamander Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thou archaic words, are but music, kind one. Within favorites I didst save thine missive, assured that with sufficient time to ponder and delve I couldst yet perceive the true nature of each stroke of thine beautiful pen..........and I might look to see the unembellished version, too. :D
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goldenSalamander Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
.........and then, again, looking at the raw link ........is there, anywhere a list of how the letters were written then, or if the alphabet wasn't exactly the same as the 26 we have now, how each symbol was pronounced?
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feystarlight Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist
And guessing from context here, the one that looks like a 3 or a cursive z stands in for the letter "gh" so "ni3" is pronounced "nigh". 
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goldenSalamander Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Now that is interesting. Thanks. :D Continue having fun.
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feystarlight Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist
The strange P is makes a TH sound. The tall soft curved line is a S sound. At least I'm pretty sure about that. :)
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goldenSalamander Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I was guessing the P was a combined th concept. I had seen some writing wherein (gotta love that word) f was written in the shape of a long loose s, but I believe that was during either the 1700's or 1800's, I'm not sure which.
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
    Have a nice day! :heart:
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Tianithen Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's beautifully decorated but I'm a lazy sod so I'm not translating it (unless you'll let me post the translation so equally lazy people can read it) haha. Congrats on the DD.
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kessir Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yessss, Etymology! I love it <3 This is a gorgeous work of art AND research :3 Very well deserved DD!
May I use your list for future reference?
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Goosequillian Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you. May I enquire what list is't whereunto you are referring?
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kessir Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I mean the list of words included in the artists commentary. I'm always eager to learn archaic words :)
I love how you speak, by the way.
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Goosequillian Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
By all means, evermore is one welcome to use up such words. The facilitation of their revival will but blithen me.

If you like archaic words, all of my writs unfold a vast deal of them. As of my novel, scilicet Slight of might, the emphasis is upon the dialectal words and grammar. You might marvel at how steep some words resemble modern/olden German, e.g. the word 'bookstaff' (meaning a letter [of the alphabet]) in English and 'buchstabe' in German (bokstaf in Swedish); or 'eke' (meaning also) in English and 'auch' in German (ook in Dutch); etc.
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kessir Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, i've noticed such resemblances before, and I often seek for roots of words on etymology resources. I'm german myself and I very oft come across words that are very close between german and english.
As you mentioned the word "buchstabe" in german, i've come across the etymology of that a while ago, though i'm not entirely sure if its true: I read that "Buch" (as also in book) stems from the word "Buche" which is Birch tree in german, and -stabe derives from the word Stab (sticks), as letters/runes were often laid out in birch sticks. I find such things remarkable and utterly interesting. I will definately look up the other things you've written :) Thanks for the hints!
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Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist

looks so awesome!

 

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SimplySilent Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
:heart: Congrats on the DD! :clap:
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magicwingsforever Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful writing and ornation!
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Goosequillian Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you. I have just list'd out the puzzling words.
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