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Middle English citations of shendship
- c. 1375, John Wycliffe, “The Holy Bible”, in The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments, with the Apocryphal Books In the Earliest English Versions, Made From the Latin Vulgate by John Wycliffe and his Followers (1801):
- And he shal make prince for to cese, and the shendship of hym shal be turned in to hym.
- c.1390, Geoffrey Chaucer, "The Parson's Tale", The Canterbury Tales:
- And therfore resonably may be seyd Jhesu in this manere: "to muchel am I peyned for the thynges that I nevere deserved, and to muche defouled for shendshipe that man is worthy to have."
- 1402, Daw Topias, “Letter”, in The Chronicles and Memorials of Great Britain and Ireland During the Middle Ages (1860):
- But sith that wickide worme, Wiclyf be his name, began to sowe the seed of cisme in the erthe, sorowe and shendship hath awaked wyde, in lordship and prelacie hath growe the lasse grace.
- 1485 July 31, Thomas Malory, “Capitulum xiij”, in [Le Morte Darthur], book XII, [London]: […] [by William Caxton], OCLC 71490786; republished as H[einrich] Oskar Sommer, editor, Le Morte Darthur […], London: Published by David Nutt, […], 1889, OCLC 890162034:
- Allas said syr Galleron / that is pyte that soo good a knyghte and soo noble a man of armes shold be vncrystened / Soo god me help said sir Tristram outher he shalle slee me or I hym / but that he shalle be crystened / or euer we departe in sonder / My lord syr Tristram said sir Galeron / your renoume and worship is wel knowen thorou many reames / and god saue yow this day from senshyp and shame