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Wandreth, Wander, n. Also: wandrecht. [ME and e.m.E. wandrede (c1175), wanndrap (Orm), wandreth (1357), ON vandræði.] Sorrow, distress, suffering, hardship, misfortune.(a) a1500 Gol. & Gaw. 700.
The wyis wroght vthir grete wandreth and weuch, Wirkand woundis full wyde with wapnis of were
a1499 Contempl. Sinn. 233 (Asl.).
O wale of teres wandreth & womenting
a1500 K. Hart 86.
No wandreth wait, ay wenis welth endure
c1500-c1512 Dunb. (STS) lxxi 33.
Grit wer and wandrecht hes bene ws amang, Sen thy depairting
a1568 Bann. MS 225b/10.
For wo and wandreth I waik I weip and I wring
1570 Sat. P. xxii 41.
Wandreth, wanrest, feirfull ambitioun, Aspyring vp with pryde to heich renoun
1680 Soc. Ant. XLV 242.
That … reproacht party … which can hardly get leave to live on earth for a pack of ministers and professers, mickle wo and wandreth com on them
(b) 1535 Stewart 52644.
In dolour and distres, In wo, in wander, or in havines
1540 Lynd. Sat. Proclam. 95.
Wander and wa be to thame all thair lyvis The quhilk ar maryit with sic vnhappy wyvis
1571 Sat. P. xxv 41.
Hir to ane vncouth land, Whair wander & sclander With enemeis none sho fand

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