whosoe'er

whosoe'er

(ˌhuːsəʊˈɛə)
pron
a literary form of whoe'er
References in classic literature ?
"Nay," quoth old Adam o' the Dell presently, drawing a long breath and shaking his head as he spoke, "twoscore years and more have I shot shaft, and maybe not all times bad, but I shoot no more this day, for no man can match with yon stranger, whosoe'er he may be." Then he thrust his shaft into his quiver, rattling, and unstrung his bow without another word.
But if ye still keep silence, if through fear For self or friends ye disregard my hest, Hear what I then resolve; I lay my ban On the assassin whosoe'er he be.
In a modernized text one might retain the MS's lineation, regarding Lorenzo's "Prince Alexander" as completing the verse line and his "Whosoe'er writ this caveat had infallible intelligence" as sardonic prose.