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unnecessary to quote instances of them. One, behofian, has resisted the prevailing tendency until the present day, and still exclusively occurs in the A construction (it behoves me, you, etc.), although in Scotch it may at one time occasionally have been used 'personally', for in Lindesay's Minor Poetns 577/114 we find, "he bekomt for till depart."

The following list contains the verbs and phrases that claim our attention.

5- gebyrian, with dative. This verb has two meanings viz. 'happen , cf. Du. gebeuren, and 'be fit, becoming, belong, pertain to, it behoves', cf. Germ. gebiihren. Only the latter signification need be instanced here, as the former was already obsolete in early M. E.

Alfred s Death, Grein I, 385/22, SyvWan liine man byrigde, swa kim wel gebyrede.

Luke XI 42, Corp. |ias |»ing eozv gebyrede to donne; Hatt. *) eoiv geberede; Eind. & Ruslnv. different.

Ibid. XII 12, Corp. & Hatt., Ilalig gast eow la_r\ 011 (>a;re tide Jia Jiing [ie eow gebyred \ Eind., behofad

Rushw. bi-hof ad.

Ibid. XIII 16, Corp., we.gebyrede hyre beon unbunden; Hatt., ne byrede hire; Lind. & Rushw. different.

Ibid. XXIV 46, Corp. & Hatt., jms gebyrede crist liolian. Eind. & Rushw. different.

Blickl. Hom. 111/13, ]>is is se rihta geleafa |»e (Cghwylcum men gebyrett.

6. eglian, 'molest, trouble', with dative.

JudiJ» 185, he mid l.x'Wurn us eglan moste.

Cura Pastoralis 234/8, hivi eg/de \,x't he wa*s betra ^onne he.

Boethius I5/23t Wenst jiu |)a>t hit hw;ct nixyes sie o|i|ie hw£L'thwugu ungewunelices |i,xt )ie 011 becumen is, swelce o/irum monnu ,xr [iaet ilce 11e eg lede ?

Chronicle 1086 (Earle's ed. 220/33), I>a-'t him stranglice eglade.

Laws (of King Edm.) I 246/22, me eg/e/> swu\e (from Bosw. T.)

*) llatton is au early Al. L. (Keiilinli; Iransrript ol un (K E. version.

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