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Hartly, Hairtly, adv. Also: hartlé, ha(i)rtlie. [e.m.E. hartely (1548). Cf. Hertly adv.] With the heart; sincerely, earnestly, heartily.(a) a1400 Leg. S. xxi. 890.
That thai wald … til Jhesu Crist al hartly pray
1444 Aberd. B. Rec. I. 12.
Thai thankit hartlie the gude men of the toune
1451 Reg. Episc. Brechin II. 87.
Hartlie beloued clerkis and oratowris, we grete ȝow wele
a1500 Seven S. 1413.
Hartly he forgaf hir thare
1511 Antiq. Aberd. & B. III. 106.
I commend my seruice rycht hartlie to your Lordschipe
1548 Corr. M. Lorraine 280.
And so fair ye hartly weill
1568 Reg. Morton I. 42.
I thank your Lordship hartly of the rest of the novellis
1596 Dalr. I. 140/28.
His legatis … quhome … King Reutha hartlie receiues
1611 Annandale Corr. 15.
We bid yow hartely fareweill
c1650 Spalding II. 254.
Hir Majestie … gois saiflie on touardis the King, quhair he maid hir hartlie welcum
(b) (c1530-40 Stewart) Bann. MS. 140 b/12.
To heir sa hairtly thay hoist
a1540 Freiris Berw. 423.
Hairtly, I ȝow pray, to thank this freir
a1578 Pitsc. I. 37/7.
[That] ilk ane of ws loue ane anuther hairtlie
a1605 Montg. Misc. P. xxxiii. 41.
Tak heid thairto, I hairtlie ȝou exhort
1609 Rep. Mar & Kellie MSS. 65.
We bid you right hairtly fairweill

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