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When't comes to the Fair once, you were e'en as good go to Virginia for anything there is of Smithfield.
And now I beleive I must come to a close, / For I find I grow stupid e'en while I compose; / If I write any longer my verse will be prose," concludes Mrs.
Earnshaw introduces him into the household he says "you must e'en take it as a gift of God, though it's as dark almost as if it came from the devil" (39).
And well this Golden State shall thrive, if, like Its own Mount Shasta, sovereign law shall lift Itself in purer atmosphere--so high That human feeling, human passion, at its base Shall lie subdued; e'en pity's tears shall on Its summit freeze; to warm it, e'en the sunlight Of deep sympathy shall fail-- Its pure administration shall be like The snow, immaculate upon that mountain's brow
I would e'en take it for sublime, did I not know that the colic is a noisy malady.
Hallow E'en at Oswestry', Notes and Queries, 4th ser.
However, in the Xiru ermuzi [TEXT NOT REPRODUSIBLE IN ASCII] of Nicolas Trigault (Trigault 1626) it is given two readings, a southern one: e'en [ts'en], and a northern-like one: ch'in [ts'in].
E'en in death they yet preserved them, / Twain they died the flag to save.
Forsooth, e'en Macbeth would wait indefinitely for Great Birnam wood to come to high Dunsinane Hill at this rate, although the Bard is woefully vague on H&S regulations in Fife as they might be applicable to Thanes.
O, think upon the pleasure of the palace; Secured ease and state; the stirring mealts, Ready to move out of the dishes, that E'en now quicken when they're eaten; Banquest abroad by torch-light, musics, sports, Bare-headed vassals, that ne'er had the fortune To keep on their own hats, but let horns wear 'em; Nine coaches waiting-hurry, hurry, hurry
That led to recognition of Hallow E'en, as it's called in Ireland, meaning All Hallows Eve, or the night before All Souls' Day.
I wish I had some of Bessie's candy now for lack of it I must e'en fill up the old pipe.