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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  Hobbyist 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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BMCreations 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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