Morris, Defence of Guenevere (Tauchn.) p. 48, What hinders me from taking you. And doing what 1 list to do?
Id. Sigurd the Volsung, p. 221, die in the toils if ihou listest.
W. Besant employs it in prose:
All Sorts and Conditions of Men, Ch. XIX, Harry took his violin and discoursed sweet music, to which they listened or not as they lisled.
Sir Walter Scott construes it with an accusative in
When, in Salamanca's cave, Him lisled his magie wand to wave, The bells would ring in Notre Dame (Lay of the Last Minstrel II Xlll).
80. It remains to say a few vvords about lust. This is the Southern form of our verb, although, strange to say, it occurs in the Sur te es Psalter (L 17). Chaucer, whose readiness to use forms from other dialects than his own, when they suit his purpose, is well-known, uses not only lust, but alsothe Kentish form lest. In fact, we may safely say, that after Chaucer's time lust formed part and parcel of Standard English, and certainly down to the middle of the lóth century lust and list were used indiscriminately. In the following quotations lust has not the opprobrious sense it appears to have obtained about 1600.
1421 Hoccleve, Minor P. XIX 27, her lady lust to show hem grace.
1436 Lib. of Eng. Pol. 683, look who so lust to know. Ibid. 774, I will declaren, whoso lust to loke. c. 1440 La Tour Landry 10/23, yef ye ^ust to accustome
you hereto, yo may wel endure these fastes. c. 1440 Gesta Rom. p. 104, in the hote somer, when alle men lust Reste, he laboured swyftly abovte.
1481 Caxton, Reynard the Fox p. 96. who so shold luste to do that game... cf. p. 16, hym lusted no lenger to smyte the bere.
1538 John Bale, Three Lawes 1264, Ambycyon... may do what him lust.
Id. God's Promises, Marr. Mir. PI. p. 229, No respect hath he to my worde nor monycyon But doth what hym lust.