Fecche

Fec´che


v. t.1.To fetch.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Ultimately, the carter's frustrated oath, "`The feend,' quod he, `you fecche, body and bones'" (1544) mirrors in phrase but not in intent both the summoner's angry cry against the widow, "`the foule feend me fecche / If I th'excuse'" (1610-11) and the old woman's final, desperate plea for "`the devel blak and rough of hewe'" to take both the summoner and her pan away (1622-23).
Apparently believing that their opening oath of brotherhood preempts any overriding obligation the demon has to his master, the summoner proclaims to the widow, "`the foule feend me fecche / If I th'excuse'" (1610-11).
Thus he misreads 18: 19-20 ("And fecche that the fend claymeth--Piers fruyt the Plowman.") and 18: 334-35 ("For the dede that thei dide, thi deceite it made; / with gile thow hem gete, agayn alle reson."), where Piers represents fallen humanity, beguiled but guilty nonetheless, and helpless to save itself.
So leve it noght, Lucifer, ayein the lawe I fecche hem,