methought

me·thought

 (mĭ-thôt′)
v. Archaic
Past tense of methinks.

methought

(mɪˈθɔːt)
vb
archaic the past tense of methinks
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"Methought the sweet music of a fairy's silver voice rang from yonder bower!
Then, methought, the air grew denser, perfumed from an unseen censer Swung by Angels whose faint foot-falls tinkled on the tufted floor.
Then, methought, the air grew denser, perfumed from an unseen censer Swung by Seraphim whose foot-falls tinkled on the tufted floor.
"Come, my gentlemen," he said, "methought that we were to have a turn with the foils this morning.
Hearing these words the King advanced towards me with a menacing cry as if to pierce me through the diagonal; and in that same moment there arose from myriads of his subjects a multitudinous war-cry, increasing in vehemence till at last methought it rivalled the roar of an army of a hundred thousand Isosceles, and the artillery of a thousand Pentagons.
O Sole in whom my thoughts find all repose, My Glorie, my Perfection, glad I see Thy face, and Morn return'd, for I this Night, Such night till this I never pass'd, have dream'd, If dream'd, not as I oft am wont, of thee, Works of day pass't, or morrows next designe, But of offence and trouble, which my mind Knew never till this irksom night; methought Close at mine ear one call'd me forth to walk With gentle voice, I thought it thine; it said, Why sleepst thou EVE?
"Yea, it is a goodly song," said Robin Hood, "but methought those two burly beggars told the merrier tales and led the merrier life.
"Methought we were such a merry company, and here thou dost blaze up like fat in the pan.
It is the prevailing note there, and methought I heard a redstart's note, but oftener than the last the tweezer or screeper note of the party-colored warbler, bluish above, throat and breast yellow or orange, white on wings, and neck above yellowish, going restlessly over the trees (maples, etc.) by the swamp, in creeper fashion; and as you may hear at the same time the true creeper's note without seeing it, you might think this bird uttered the creeper's note also.
It was a very primitive kind of harbor, where boats were drawn up amid the stumps,--such a one, methought, as the Argo might have been launched in.
Among his best - known poems are "The Nymph 's Reply to the Shepherd, " an answer to Christopher Marlowe's " Passionate Shepherd " ; " The Lie " ; " The Passionate Man'sPilgrimage " ; and the sonnet beginning " Methought I saw the grave where Laura lay, " prefixed to Spenser
Unlike his approving reaction to the previous woman's honoring of a lost early love, the narrator now "shuddered at the gray polygamist, who had so utterly lost the holy sense of individuality in wedlock, that methought he was fain to reckon upon his fingers how many women who had once slept by his side were now sleeping in their graves" (9:411).