behight

behight

(bɪˈhaɪt)
n
a vow or promise
vb (tr)
to promise; vow
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Thy kyngdome prosper shall, and eke the walles I thee behight: Thou shalt see rise in luivyne land and grow ful great of might.
and if that it you please To go with me, I shall do you the ease In all the pleasure that I can or may.' Whereof the tother, humbly as she might, Thanked her; for in right ill array She was with storm and heat, I you behight. (386-96) The unity of the rhyme royal stanza is distorted in direct contrast to the norms of English poetry from the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.