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Boethius, Proem li, he halsa\ a;lcne Jiara ]ie [ias boe ra;dan lyste.

Ibid. 18/16, . . . jni Jie fore up to us gif pe lyste.

Ibid. 19/10, Swa him mon mare sel\, swa hine ma lyst.

Ibid. 19/14, pe otiga 11 lystan ure.

Ibid. 39/20, Hine lyste eac geseon hu seo burne.

Ibid. 77/1-3, Ne him eac na;fre genog ne l>incCv a;r he h.xbbe eal [><xt hitte lyst, forv\on ]>e [to/ie welan lyst, anwaldes, & pone anwald lyst weor\scipes, & potte weordscipe lyst ma:rda.

Tliere are numerous other instances in Boethius; the verb is also frequent in the Soliloqtties (on p. 196 Wülfing quotes 8 instances.) The following two have been taken from the Blic kling Hom.:

hytte ne lyst his vvillan wyrcean (51/16); se getreowa man sceal syllan his god on }ia tid ]ie hitte sylfne selest lyste his brucan (101 20).

15. maetan, 'dream', with dative or accusative (cf. hreowan)

Cross 2, ic swefna cyst secgan wylle, hwa;t vtcgeuiiette to midre nihte.

a. Deut. XIII 1, Gif he secge v\iet hint tucctte swefen.

Daniël 122, fregn Jia CVa mamigeo, hwxt hine gevuette.

Boethius 58/8, ge Jieah magon hwtethwugu ongitan swelce eow meete be eowrum frumsceafte.

h. Gen. XXXVII 5, Hit gelamp \ait hitte uta'tte.

c. Gen. XXXVII 7, Min swefen v\e me vuette.

Ibid. XXXVII 9, o\er swefen hitte nnette.

Leechdoms III 154/15, swa hwtet swa de uicctep Ouet cym[i to gefean.

16. liyncan. 'seem' with dative.

It is usual to call this verb 'impersonal'.

In Bosworth—Toller a few instances are quoted, in which 'the subject is expressed', but no mention is made of the fact that it also occurs without a dative, as is shown by the following quotations:

Beowulf 368, Hy on wig-getawum wyrCXc pyncead eorla geajhtlan.

Riddles IV 10, Stille pynced lyft ofer londe.

I'ast. Care 134 18, niewilnia^ \xthiedynccan da betsan.

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