"Prythee tell it speedily, for I am a tinker by trade, as thou seest, and as I am in my trade I am greedy for news, even as a priest is greedy for farthings."
"Tell me thy news, good friend, I prythee," quoth Robin as they trudged along together, "for tinkers, I ween, are all as full of news as an egg of meat."
Thou art my friend, Baldazzar, And I have not forgotten it- thou'lt do me A piece of service; wilt thou go back and say Unto this man, that I, the Earl of Leicester, Hold him a villain?- thus much, I prythee, say Unto the Count- it is exceeding just He should have cause for quarrel.
Now prythee, leave me- hither doth come a person With whom affairs of a most private nature I would adjust.
Good dame, I prythee
give each of these men a bottrine of wine or a jack of ale.
(3c) 1.4.69 I pray thee gentle keeper stay by me, (Q)--Keeper, I prythee
sit by me a-while, (F)
Nunkle tell me, whether a madman be a Gentleman, or a Yeoman.