- Archaic spelling of presume.
- 1573–1580: Gabriel Harvey, Letter-book; reprinted in:
- 1965: Edward John Long Scott [ed.], Letter-book of Gabriel Harvey, A.D. 1573–1580, page 170 (Johnson Reprint Corporation)
- Madame, I hope your good ladiship wil pardon mi bouldnes, if at the instant request of mi speciallist frends and nearist kinsfolks, I præsume so mutch this ons of your ladiships gentle favour, as without ani farther means by others, to moove an ernest sute unto you mi self, in the behalf of a pore sistar of mine, which for sundri good causis, and esspecially uppon the excellent report she hath oft hard of your Ladiships singular goodnes, is marvelous desirous to do you service.