alegge

alegge

(əˈlɛdʒ)
vb (tr)
obsolete to alleviate or lighten (a grief or burden)
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Towards the end of this section, speech tags such as "quod she" appear in Dido's long soliloquy, and the narrator intriguingly reports, "In suche wordes gan to pleyne / Dydo of hir grete peyne, / As me mette redely-- / Non other auctour alegge I" (311-14).
Till/Tyll: "So God help me, ye maye alegge a pleyne excuse, I reke not who knoweith it, that thees dyrk werrys haue so hyndyrd me that hyr lyuelode and myne bothe shold be to lytyll to leue at oure ease tyll I wer ferther befor the hand than I kowde be thys two yer, and she fownd aftyr hyr honourre and my poore apetytt" (John Paston III, letter addressed to John Paston II 1473, 03, 08).
We must then ask why the poet-persona stipulates, in a line that cannot pass without comment, that he traces her complaint to no other auctor: "In suche wordes gan to pleyne / Dydo of hit grete peyne, / As me mette redely--/ Non other auctour alegge I" (311-4).