pron. pl.1.Themselves; - used reflexively.
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The remedy for the agitated person, who sometimes cries, leaps up, or 'hurtib and woundib hemself and o[THORN]ir men, and lotieb and hadib hemsilf in pri[u]ey place and hidelis' is this: '[THORN]e medicines of hem is bat he be ibounde bat bey hurte not hemsilf and opir men' (my emphasis).
bei hool & strong shuln cese of trauele, yeuenge hemself to ydelnese, takyng pere porouy raj) ere ensaumple of begyng.
Summe swymmed peron pat saue hemself trawed, Summe sty[??]e to a stud and stared to pe heuen, Rwly wyth a loud rurd rored for drede.
In Chaucer's translation this Chance is called 'fortuit hap', (69) or 'aventure of fortune', and it arises from 'causes encontrynge and flowynge togidere to hemself, and nat by the entencioun of the doere' (Boece, v, pr.
invited" because "the narrator's opinion's and biases can frequently be traced back to Sorrentino's nonfiction," because "the narrator's books are Sorrentino's," because "the characters in this roman a clef are based on his acquaintances from the New York art scene in the '60s," and because "the narrator's conversational style, so Sorrentino's friends say, is that of Sorrentino hemself [sic]" ("Every" 75).
Sarazyns the whyche abounded hemself for to lyue and to dye in that querell meued of her son.
Boethius' explanation of the lower versus the highest good reads almost as a script for the Troilus: For aftir that thei han cast awey hir eyghen fro the lyght of the sovereyn sothfastnesse to lowe thingis and derke, anon thei derken by the cloude of ignoraunce and ben troubled by felonous talentz; to the whiche talentz whan thei approchen and assenten, thei [helpen] and encrecen the servage whiche thei han joyned to hemself....
Aware he is being used in Bosie's struggle with his father, Wilde, in agreeing to the libel suit, puts hemself in a false position, since he has previously been open about his sexual tastes.
In B VI.150 where Schmidt conjectures [putte] hemself at ese, there is no support in MED for the usage; the customary verbs are maken and setten.
Wel were him that koude wel vndirstonde the Sautir, and kepe [follow] it in his lyuyng, and seie [recite] it deuoutly, and conuicte [confute] Jewis therbi; for manye men that seyn it vndeuoutly, and [but] lyuen out of charite, lyuen foule on hemself to God, and blasfemen hym, whanne thei crien it ful loude to mennis eeris in the chirche.
(49) Those in religious orders are similarly described in contrast to "trewe Cristene men"; they are "fayners of holynesse" who "breke the lawe that God yaf to hem and to the peple, for here feynede reule that hy hemself ordeynede" (110).
The decision to kill themselves also intimately connects Jewish cannibalism and suicide in a way reminiscent of their earlier consumption of the ashes of Caiaphas and his fellow priests, which had been directly preceded by seven hundred Jews who "slow hemself for sorrow of here clerkes" (714).