Yholde - definition of Yholde by The Free Dictionary
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Ne how that lyche-wake was yholde
Al thilke nyght; ne how the Grekes pleye The wake-pleyes, ne kepe I nat to seye Who wrastleth best naked with oille enoynt, Ne who that baar hym best, in no disjoynt.
Hoccleve's speaker concludes laconically about those who flatter him for his cash (and perhaps even about Prentys and Arondel), "I was the welcomere algate/And for a verray gentil man yholde