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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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I, pron. Also: i, y. [Midl. and north. ME. I, y, i (1154), reduced form of ic Ik. See also Ile, Is.] The first personal pronoun: I. 1375 Barb. ii. 42.
Thar throuch he deyt, weill I wat
Ib. 239.
As I herde tell
a1400 Leg. S. xi. 234.
As i befor sad alhale
c1450-2 Howlat 429.
I wryt as I wait
Ib. 840.
I am vngraciously gorrit
c1475 Wall. v. 981.
Wysar in weyr ye ar … than I
c1500 Crying of Play 25.
Quha is cummyn heir bot I
a1508 Kennedy Pass. Christ 298.
‘Schir, is that nocht I?’
c1500-c1512 Dunb. Tua Mar. W. 117 (Ch. & M.).
Quhen i heir nemmyt his name than mak I nyne crocis
1549 Compl. 15/18.
Or i hed ane beyrde, i vas seruit lyik ane captane
1540 Lynd. Sat. Proclam. 68.
Ȝe, that I will, deme, gif I may
Ib. 97.
I ken foure wyvis … Balder nor I
1598 James VI Basil. Doron. 35/3.
Because I ame na papist as I said before

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