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The booke of the common prayer, 1549

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The substantival use of the possessive pronouns may be illustrated by thé following examples:

but to syt on my right hand óc on my left, is not myne to

geue 25308.

I am thyne 19501.

my reynes are thine 35127.

If they haue kepte my saying, they wil kepe yours also. 26302. the strength of the hyttes is his also. 02206. Cf. Wright. EHNEG. § 327.

54. Demonstrative Pronduns.

The demonstrative pronouns do not differ formally from the MoE. ones.

55. Indefinite Pronouns. none,

In antevocalic position the form none is still in general use: none aduauntage 33630, end 23420, other 32006, 18929, other.

This word frequent!y has a plural meaning e.g.: and to forgeue other, as you woulde that god should forgeue you. 27407. Cf. Ekwall. § 207.

56. Reflexive Pronouns. Cf. Secdon 33.

In general the reflexive pronouns do not differ from the MoE. forms, though there are some remnants of an earlier usage, viz.: our(e selfe 02202, 36436' (cf. our selues 36439') and themselfe 36401'.

Cf. OED.: Tn Standard English themself was the normal form to c. 1540, but disappeared c. 1570. Themselfs, themselves appears c. 1500 and became the Standard form c. 1540.' The usage in the present work, dating from 1549, is entirely in accordance with this statement. Occasionally the personal pronoun is used as a reflexive, e.g.:

You that do truly and earnestly repent you of your synnes


57. Substantives. The Genitive.

The ending of the genitive is either es or s, e.g.: the lordes supper, the hordes prayer, a dayes iourney, my mannes fraylnes, thy heartes desyre, Goddes wordes ;