OE Old Eng. Martyrol. (Corpus Cambr. 196) 22 Nov. 254 On þære nyhte þa heo wæs ingelæded on þone brydbur, þa sæde heo þam brydguman þæt heo gesawe engel of heofenum and se wolde hyne slean myd færdeaðe, gif he hyre æfre onhryne myd unclænre lufon. OE tr. Vitas Patrum in B. Assmann Angelsächsische Homilien u. Heiligenleben (1889) 197 Ða gelicode him sona ðurh deofles tihtince þæs hæþenan sacerdos dohtor. Began þa niman swyðe micle lufe to hyre and to hyre fæder gewænde and hy him to gemæccan gyrnde.
OE Old Eng. Hexateuch: Gen. (Claud.) xxiv. 67 Isaac gelædde Rebeccan in to Sarran getelde, hys modor, & underfeng hi to wife, & lufode hi swa swyðe, þæt he ðæt sar forgeat, þe him on hys modor deaðe gelamp. OE King Ælfred tr. Boethius De Consol. Philos. (Otho) xxii. 51 Ic wille [þe oðewan] forlustlice for ðinum lufum [L. tui causa libenter]. OE Resignation B 116 Þonne ic me to fremþum freode hæfde, cyðþu gecwe[me] me wæs a cearu symle lufena to leane, swa ic alifde nu. OE King Ælfred tr. Boethius De Consol. Philos. (Otho) xxxv. 101 Ne fo we no & [read on] ða bisna & on ða bispel for ðara leasena spella lufan, ac forðæmðe we woldon mid gebecnan þa soðfæstnesse. OE Genesis B 508 Ic gehyrde hine þine dæd and word lofian on his leohte and ymb þin lif sprecan. OE West Saxon Gospels: Matt. (Corpus Cambr.) xxiii. 6 Hig [sc. the scribes and the Pharisees] lufigeað þa fyrmystan setl on gebeorscypum, & þa fyrmystan lareowsetl on gesomnungum. OE Paris Psalter (1932) lxx. 21 Mine weleras gefeoð, wynnum lofiað, þonne ic þe singe, sigora wealdend, and min sawl eac. OE Cleopatra Gloss. in W. G. Stryker Lat.-Old Eng. Gloss. in MS Cotton Cleopatra A.III (Ph.D. diss., Stanford Univ.) (1951) 39 Affectu, for hylde & lufe. OE King Ælfred tr. Gregory Pastoral Care (Hatton) (1871) xxxiv. 231 Suiðe suiðe we gesyngiað, gif we oðerra monna welgedona dæda ne lufigað & ne herigað. OE Old Eng. Hexateuch: Gen. (Claud.) xxix. 20 Iacob him hyrsumode þa seofan gear for Rachele, & hit him þuhte feawa daga for þære lufe þe he to hyre hæfde [L. prae amoris magnitudine]. OE tr. Bede Eccl. Hist. (Tanner) iv. xxviii. 362 Swa mycel getydnes & gelærednes to sprecenne & swa mycel lufu godcundre lare [OE Corpus Oxf. swa mycel lufu to godcundre lare; L. tantus amor persuadendi]. OE tr. Bili St. Machutus 48 For þon þis idel lif nan þing elcor þam þe hit lufaþ byt nemþe synne. OE Laws of Æðelred II (Claud.) vi. xxix. 254 La understande man georne, þæt eal swylc [sc. swicollice dæda & laðlice unlaga] is to leanne & næfre to lufianne. OE Wærferð tr. Gregory Dialogues (Corpus Cambr.) (1900) iii. vii. 189 On æfentid ic geteah his mod to þon, þæt he lufode mid his bradre hand þa nunnan & ofer þa sculdru geþaccode. OE Wulfstan Institutes of Polity (Junius) 78 Eorlas and heretogan and ðas worulddeman and eac swa gerefan agan nydþearfe, þæt hi riht lufian for Gode and for worulde. OE Lord’s Prayer II 115 We ðe, soðfæstan god, heriað and lofiað. OE (Mercian) Vespasian Psalter (1965) xvii. 1 (2) Diligam te domine uirtus mea, domine firmamentum meum et refugium meum : ic lufiu ðe dryhten megen min dryhten trymenis min & geberg min. OE tr. Apollonius of Tyre (1958) i. 2 Þa ða se fæder þohte hwam he hi mihte healicost forgifan, þa gefeol his agen mod on hyre lufe mid unrihtre gewilnunge [L. pater..incidit in amorem filiae suae]. OE (Northumbrian) Lindisf. Gospels: John v. 42 Sed cognoui uos quia dilectionem dei non habetis in uobis: ah ic cuðe iuih þætte lufu godes [OE Rushw. lufo godes] ne habbas gie in iuih.
1153 St. Bernard Sermones: in Festo Sancti Michaelis 1. 3 Dicitur certe vulgari quodam proverbio: qui me amat, amat et canem meum. 1175 Ormulum (Burchfield transcript) l. 3485 Menn sholldenn cnawenn himm & lofenn himm. & wurrþenn. 1690 J. Locke Ess. Humane Understanding ii. xx. 113 When a Man declares..that he loves Grapes, it is no more, but that the taste of Grapes delights him. 1806 T. S. Surr Winter in London II. x. 235 Bless me, the youth is love-stricken! 1592 T. Nashe Pierce Penilesse (Huntington Libr. copy) sig. F2v Is it..fine grace in telling of a loue tale amongst Ladies, can make a man reuerenst of the multitude? 1561 T. Hoby tr. B. Castiglione Courtyer iii. sig. Bb.ii With what sober mode they shewe fauor to who so is in their loue seruice [It. che gli serue per amore]. 1656 J. Mennes & J. Smith Musarum Deliciæ 35 Another ask’t me..Whether I wore a Love-bagge on my shoulder? 1553 T. Wilson Arte of Rhetorique f. 100v A man maie loue his house wel, and yet not ride vpon the ridge. 1580 J. Lyly Euphues & his Eng. (new ed.) f. 63v Of which water who so drinketh shall be caught in loue. 1325 Gen. & Exod. (1968) l. 8 Man may him wel loken..Luuen god and seruen him ay..And to alle cristenei men Beren pais and luue bi-twen. 1580 J. Lyly Euphues & his Eng. (new ed.) f. 66 I am nowe olde, yet haue I in my head a loue tooth. 1535 Bible (Coverdale) Eccles. v. 9 He that loueth money, wil neuer be satisfied with money. 1593 C. Marlowe Hero & Leander (1598) i. 175 Where both deliberat, the loue is slight, Who euer lov’d, that lov’d not at first sight?] 1225 St. Katherine (Bodl.) (1981) 557 He is mi lif ant mi luue. 1340 Ayenbite (1866) 145 (MED) Mochil is grat scele þet we to-gidere louie. 1616 W. Shakespeare Comedy of Errors (1623) iii. ii. 3 Shall Antipholus Euen in the spring of Loue, thy Loue-springs rot? 1680 W. Temple Ess. Orig. & Nature of Govt. in Miscellanea 89 In all these Wars the People were both united and spirited by the common Love of their Country. 1625 J. Fletcher Chances i. ix, in F. Beaumont & J. Fletcher Comedies & Trag. (1647) sig. Aaa2v/2 No more words, Nor no more children, (good sonne) as you love me. 1694 N. H. Ladies Dict. at Singing A Fidler..gained a fortune..by procuring and humming over some Love ditties. 1225 St. Katherine (Royal) (1981) 194 Ȝef ha nalde leauen þet ha ȝet lefde, & hare lahe luuien. 1616 W. Shakespeare Measure for Measure (1623) iii. i. 173 I am so out of loue with life. 1325 Southern Passion (Pepys 2344) (1927) 781 (MED) He ne lowede [v.r. louede] him nouȝt to deore, as þis chapmen wolleþ echon. 1530 J. Palsgrave Lesclarcissement 544/2 I shall fall in love with her. 1616 W. Shakespeare As you like It (1623) iv. i. 191 You haue simply misus’d our sexe in your loue-prate . 1621 R. Burton Anat. Melancholy iii. i. i. i. 495 Some or other..will much discommend some part of this Treatise of Loue Melancholy. 1585 J. Higgins tr. Junius Nomenclator 297/2 Micare digitis,..iouer à l’amour,..a play vsed in Italy,..it is called there, & in France and Spaine, the play of loue. 1405 G. Chaucer Melibeus (Hengwrt) (2003) §672 It is signe of a gentil herte whan a man loueth & desireth to haue a good name. 1500 How Good Man taught his Son (Cambr.) 141 in Erlanger Beiträge zur Englischen Philol. (1889) 2 33 With lone [read loue] awe, sone, þy wyfe chastyse. 1579 T. North tr. Plutarch Liues 1116 Sometimes she [sc. Poppaea] woulde shut her dore against Nero..bicause she woulde keepe Nero in breath, and in loue liking still. 1711 A. Ramsay Elegy Maggy Johnstoun iii To bonny lasses black or brown, As we loo’d best. 1668 T. Jordan Money is Asse v. i. 40 Our Parents did..propagate the world, with love born Creatures. 1225 Vices & Virtues (1888) 67 (MED) Scal ic luuiȝe ðane euele mann? 1586 Sir P. Sidney Arcadia (1593) i. sig. H5 Then did he slack his loue-enstructed pace. 1678 S. Butler Hudibras: Third Pt. iii. i. 58 For these, at Beast, and L’hombre, [you] wooe, And play for Love, and Money too. 1616 W. Shakespeare Othello (1622) v. ii. 43 Oth. Thinke on thy sinnes. Des. They are loues I beare to you. 1175 Ormulum (Burchfield transcript) l. 6178 Þin macche birrþ þe lufenn wel. 1565 T. Cooper Thesaurus at Siue Wheather this be his wyfe, or his loue, great with childe she is by Pamphilus. 1618 W. Raleigh Remains (1664) 35 Love needs no teaching. 1581 G. Pettie tr. S. Guazzo Ciuile Conuersat. (1586) iii. 140 A woman cannot possibly doe any thing yt may make her husband more in love with her, then to play the good huswife. 1275 Kentish Serm. in J. Hall Select. Early Middle Eng. (1920) I. 216 We moue..luuie þo ilek þinkes þat he luued. 1860 W. Wallace Epicureanism vii. 131 It is not an unbroken succession of drinking feasts and of revelry, not the pleasures of sexual love,..which produce a pleasant life. 1817 W. Scott Search after Happiness xviii She loved a book, and knew a thing or two. 1769 H. Brooke Fool of Quality IV. xvii. 168 The Play was introduced of, I love my love with an A because She’s amiable, and so on through the Alphabet. 1628 J. Preston Breast-plate of Faith (1631) 8 Love and hatred are..the great Lords and Masters, that divide the rest of the affections between them. 1835 Rhode-Island Republican 27 May 3/1 (advt.) Black Love Veils! A large and splendid article for mourning, rec’d. this day at May 27. 1847 J. O. Halliwell Dict. Archaic & Provinc. Words Love-bind, the herb travellers’-joy. 1753 S. Richardson Hist. Sir Charles Grandison I. 88 But when the Love-fever was at the height, did you make any-body uneasy with your passion? 1621 R. Burton Anat. Melancholy III. iii. ii. iii. i. 619 Loue will make them Musitians, and to make Ditties, Madrigalls, Elegies, & loue Sonnets. 1577 Merie Prognost. sig. Cvij Beggars loue brawling, And [wretches loue wrawling]. 1586 A. Montgomerie Misc. Poems I. 1 Luiffaris, leif of to loif so hie ȝour ladyes. 1847 Charleston (Va.) Gaz. 19 Dec. 3/5 (advt.) Sofas and love seats, and convenient occasional chairs, all in the loveliest colors. 1546 J. Heywood Dialogue Prouerbes Eng. Tongue ii. ix. sig. Kiiii v Loue me, loue my dog. 1836 J. Gilbert Christian Atonem. viii. 308 The death of Christ was the expression of Divine love. 1757 D. Garrick Isabella iv. 35 No more, my Love, complaining of the past, We lose the present Joy. 1857 C. Dickens Little Dorrit xiii. 111 ‘One remark,’ said Flora, giving their conversation..the tone of a love quarrel. 1762 Ld. Kames Elements Crit. I. ii. 60 Animal love when exerted into action by natural impulse singly, is neither social nor selfish. 1760 C. Johnstone Chrysal II. xi. 229 I told you that the attempt had been made upon the king, as he was returning from a love-meeting. 1851 W. M. Thackeray in Scribner’s Mag. 2 134/2 The Exhibition..was..a great love-inspiring, gooseflesh-bringing sight. 1713 C. Johnson Successful Pyrate (ed. 2) ii. i. 27 I’ll..In this Lethargick Love-Fit steal his Crown. 1844 B. Disraeli Coningsby III. viii. ii. 202 The sweet pathos of their mutual loves. 1565 T. Cooper Thesaurus Amabo..Of felowshippe: of all loues: I pray the: as euer thou wilte doe me good turne. 1726 A. Pope in tr. Homer Odyssey V. Postscr. 278 Let our love to Antiquity be ever so great. 1809 (title) Royal love lyrics, from royal love letters, with notes and illustrations. 1626 J. Davies Wks. (1869) I. 470 (title) Love-flight. 1688 D. Leeds Temple of Wisdom App. 81 The Spirit of the Life..is as it were more than half mad with Love-thoughts. 1751 London Daily Advertiser 21 Dec. in Notes & Queries 1st Ser. 10 206 A black velvet cloak with a love coarsely run round it. 1600 B. Jonson Every Man out of his Humor ii. iii. sig. Gv Offer no loue-rites, but let wiues still seeke them, For when they come vnsought, they seldome like them. 1694 L. Echard tr. Plautus Amphitryon iii. ii, in tr. Plautus Comedies 43 Whenever these little Love Quarrels happen, and those made up, the pleasing Passion’s doubled. 1622 T. Walkley tr. J. de Luna Pursuit Hist. Lazarillo xvi. 184 I was so loue-nettled, that if they had asked me the Phœnix..I would haue giuen it them. 1225 Vices & Virtues (1888) 7 (MED) I bidde and warni, for ðe luue of gode and for ȝuer lieue saule, þat ȝie hatien..ðes awerȝhede senne. 1583 P. Stubbes Anat. Abuses sig. Pii It is a..saying amongst all men, borowed from ye french: Qui aime Iean, aime son chien, loue me, loue my dog. 1599 W. Shakespeare Romeo & Juliet iii. ii. 5 Spread thy close curtaine loue-performing night. 1616 W. Shakespeare As you like It (1623) iv. i. 91 In all this time there was not anie man died in his owne person (videlicet) in a loue cause . 1225 Vices & Virtues (1888) 139 (MED) Gladne ȝiuere luueð godd. 1590 T. Watson Eglogue vpon Death Walsingham 266 Let them suppose sweete Musicke out of vse, and wanton louetricks to be foolish toies. 1230 Ancrene Riwle (Corpus Cambr.) (1962) 209 Nu [?read Ne] con þes luuien [a1250 Titus luue] þe þus spekeð & þus deð. 1325 Gen. & Exod. (1968) l. 635 God gat it: a token of luuen [Genesis 9:12: signum fœderis] Taunede him in ðe wakene a-buuen, Rein-bowe, men cleped, reed and blo. 1839 W. H. Ainsworth Jack Sheppard I. i. i. 7 Under the name, traced in charcoal, appeared the following record of the poor fellow’s fate, ‘Hung himsel in this rum for luv off licker’. 1812 T. Moore Young May Moon in Irish Melodies III. v. 18 The young May moon is beaming, love. 1818 Ld. Byron Childe Harold: Canto IV clxx. 88 In the dust The fair-haired Daughter of the Isles is laid, The love of millions. 1828 J. Stark Elements Nat. Hist. II. 272 Both sexes, in the season of love, have the habit of calling one another by striking rapidly with their mandibles on the wood. 1796 J. Thelwall Appeal against Kidnapping & Murder 49 Have not our houses been previously plundered by his Majesty’s messengers of..manuscripts of all descriptions from the novel and love sonnet to the physiological dissertation? 1822 P. B. Shelley Charles I v, in Wks. (1870) II. 394 A widow bird sate mourning for her love Upon a wintry bough. 1760 R. Brown Compl. Farmer: Pt. 2 85 All sorts of pease love limed or marled land. 1841 G. Borrow Zincali I. ii. i. 228 The women..dealing in love draughts and diablerie. 1275 Laȝamon Brut (Calig.) (1963) l. 2071 Al his folc luuede [c1300 Otho louede] þene ræd. 1823 Medico-chirurg. Rev., & Jrnl. Med. Sci. 3 722 Marriage has been proposed for love-madness. 1717 E. Fenton tr. Homer Odyssey xi, in Poems 101 Wand’ring Love-pensive near his Amber Stream. 1918 E. R. Burroughs Tarzan & Jewels of Opar xiv. 161 I have saved his priestess from love-mad Tantor. 1845 N. P. Willis Dashes at Life with Free Pencil ii. 64 He has written Henrietta Temple—the silliest yet truest love-book of modern time. 1795 tr. Flareau Ocean Spectre iii. ii. 37 Over turn their deep laid love plots by a speedy murther. 1853 F. W. Robertson Lect. & Addr. Lit. & Social Topics (1858) i. 25 The same feelings and anxieties and loves. 1886 Euchre 41 Slam, Love, or Skunk. 1839 W. M. Praed Poems (1864) II. 63 Where’er her step in beauty moves, Around her fly a thousand loves. 1877 J. Habberton Helen’s Babies 31 I was only a-lovin’ you, cos you was good, and brought us candy. 1620 J. Lewis Ignis Cœlestis 104 By prayer we shall offer vp a loue-offering, sweet and delightfull to the Lord our God. 1822 W. Hazlitt Table-talk II. xvi. 354 I do not think that what is called Love at first sight is so great an absurdity as it is sometimes imagined to be. 1836 C. Dickens Pickwick Papers (1837) ix. 89 Love to Tuppy. 1715 J. Barker Exilius Pref. sig. A3 Love is the Passion which generally attends Youth. 1852 Ld. Tennyson in Examiner 7 Feb. 85/1 We are not cotton-spinners all, But some love England and her honour yet.
1225 St. Juliana (Bodl.) 95 (MED) Hire feader feng on earst feire on to lokin ȝef he mahte wið eani luue speden. 1833 T. S. Fay Crayon Sketches II. 7 The most wretchedly romantic youth that ever fell in love..and turned his face moonwards. 1885 R. Bridges Eros & Psyche viii. iv. 93 Many an old love-crossed And doleful ditty would she gently sing. 1827 W. Hickey Mem. (1918) II. i. 10 Lord love your honour, to be sure I will. 1870 F. W. H. Myers Poems 92 She and her love,—how dimly has she seen him Dark in a dream and windy in a wraith! 1450 in R. H. Bowers Three Middle Eng. Relig. Poems (1963) 33 A swete lofe thowt is praised of me. 1450 Pater Noster Richard Ermyte (Westm. Sch. 3) 11 Alle þe loues þat euere were, or þat euere hadde fadir or modir to here childer. 1821 tr. J. W. von Goethe Faustus 51 He loves me—loves me not.—He loves me—not. (plucks the last leaf, and exclaims with delight) He loves me! 1880 M. H. De la Cherois-Crommelin Black Abbey III. 322 At first, poor love-starved Nannie listened with avidity. 1875 A. Helps Ess. 59 He [sc. a man of business] must learn betimes to love truth. 1694 N. H. Ladies Dict. at Form of Courtship There are very few even of our Dramatique Writers; whose Love-speeches read well, or appear free or natural. 1577 A. Golding tr. J. Calvin Serm. Epist. Ephesians xli. f. 292 Thou bee so farre out of loue with thy sonne [Fr. tu es si desbordé contre ton fils], that thou art vnwylling too see him. 1890 My Secret Life IX. i How soft and smooth,..solid, stiff, yet semi-elastic is the male love truncheon. 1822 S. T. Coleridge Coll. Lett. (1971) V. 218 We used to carry..the pillage of the Flower Gardens..with Sonnet or Love-rhyme wrapped round the Nose-gay. 1462 W. Barker in Paston Lett. & Papers (2004) II. 277 He bydeth but a tyme þat he myght gete a summe of money to-geders..and to gon ther-with with a love of his soiornyng as yette in Hokehold. 1882 S. F. A. Caulfeild & B. C. Saward Dict. Needlework 330/1 Love-Ribbon..was employed to tie on Crape Hat-bands when worn at funerals, and is now occasionally worn by ladies in their caps. 1602 W. Shakespeare Merry Wives of Windsor iii. v. 73 To search for his wiues loue. 1797 Encycl. Brit. XVIII. 380/2 As the games are won, so they are marked and called; as one game love, two games to one, &c. 1859 J. R. Bartlett Dict. Americanisms (ed. 2) (at cited word) ‘I’d love to have that bonnet’. 1488 Hary Actis & Deidis Schir William Wallace (Adv.) (1968–9) xii. l. 1458 I ȝow besek..Quha will nocht low lak nocht my Eloquence. 1812 M. Edgeworth Absentee iv, in Tales Fashionable Life V. 302 Lady Clonbrony had not..the slightest notion, how anybody..could prefer, to a good house..and a proper establishment, what is called love in a cottage. 1601 tr. M. Martínez 9th Pt. Mirrour of Knight-hood sig. Hh2v The great and famous Captaine Bembo rose up, who in Loue causes [Sp. en casos de amor] desired euer to bee the first. 1672 J. Dryden Conquest Granada ii. i. ii. 83 But your Love-plot I’le quickly countermine. 1596 J. Dalrymple tr. J. Leslie Hist. Scotl. (1895) II. 474 Gif tha Loue, prais ouermekle, or commend. 1616 B. Holyday tr. Persius Satyres sig. B6 Weak Love-elegies, such as Rome’s nobles speak [L. non siqua elegidia crudidictarunt proceres?]. 1872 T. Hardy Under Greenwood Tree I. i. viii. 113 Good luck attended Dick’s love-passes during the meal. He sat next Fancy. 1450 Sowdon of Babylon (1881) 1587 (MED) Sir, for alle loues, Lete me thy prisoneres seen! 1873 G. Greenup Anudder Batch 9 Sometimes he’d loff three to two. 1887 Athenæum 31 Dec. 901/3 He [sc. Mr. Rowbotham] disagrees with Darwin in finding the origin of all instrumental music in the love-call. 1550 Complaynt Scotl. (1979) xv. 102 To loue vitht out flattery. 1789 E. Darwin Bot. Garden: Pt. II 93 The squab Fiend..Seeks some love-wilder’d Maid with sleep oppress’d. 1300 in C. Brown Eng. Lyrics 13th Cent. (1932) 117 (MED) Nis non maiden under sunne..þat swo derne louiȝe kunne. 1757 W. Thompson Gondibert & Birtha in Poems on Several Occasions i. iii. 339 The Love-labour’d Song of Nightingales. 1753 S. Richardson Hist. Sir Charles Grandison I. xxxvii. 265 And has he, can he have, so many Love-secrets, and yet..not let them transpire to such a sister? 1831 L. E. Landon Improvisatrice 61 Those winged words of soul and flame, Breathed in the dark-eyed beauty’s ear By some young love-touched cavalier. 1864 T. L. Phipson Utiliz. Minute Life vii. 155 Other species of Cypræa known..by the English as ‘Love-shells’, are used as ornaments, etc. 1846 U.S. Mag. & Democratic Rev. Mar. 211/1 Many of his subjects had a feeling sense of his royal grace and condescension, in the love-pats with which he honored them. 1500 Ipomedon (Chetham) (1889) 127 Owghte she covthe of love amowre. 1831 Countess Granville Let. 28 Feb. (1894) II. 91 A pretty, tiny daughter, whom my girls think a love. 1591 J. Harington in tr. L. Ariosto Orlando Furioso xxvii. 223 (note) It alludes to a like thing, written by Plutarch in his loue discourses. 1829 W. M. Thackeray Let. ?25 Feb. (1945) I. 146 A gentleman..arrived [who]..makes love speeches to admiration. 1882 J. Hawthorne Fortune’s Fool (1883) i. xxix It was intrusively apparent..that Sir Stanhope loved the girl without stint. 1826 T. Roscoe German Novelists IV. 7 Love-magic; some centuries ago. 1754 G. Jeffreys Misc. 33 Wrong’d by Love-born Jealousy, She fled. 1834 T. De Quincey Sketches Life & Manners in Tait’s Edinb. Mag. Mar. 93/1 Few men go, or can go, beyond a little love-liking, as it is called. 1566 ‘W. P.’ tr. C. S. Curio Pasquine in Traunce f. 96 Discourses and loue toyes [It. gli amori] are woes, playes and pastimes are woes. 1609 T. Dekker Guls Horne-bk. sig. E3v If you can (either for loue or money) prouide your selfe a lodging by the water side. 1717 W. Taverner Artful Husband (new ed.) ii. 38 All advantages are fair in Love and War. 1597 T. Morley Plaine & Easie Introd. Musicke Pref. Adiuring me by the loue of my contrie. 1620 T. Shelton tr. M. de Cervantes 2nd Pt. Don Quixote xxi. 138 Loue and warre are all one [Sp. el amor y la guerra son vna misma cosa]: and as in warre it is lawful to vse sleights and stratagems to ouercome the enemy: So in amorous strifes and competencies, Impostures and iuggling tricks are held for good, to attaine to the wished end. 1603 P. Holland tr. Plutarch Morals 350 The love-secrets [Fr. le secret des amours] and merrie conceits passing from an husband being absent in another countrey, and writing to his wife. 1887 W. Besant World Went xiv. 112 He would crack the crown of any man who ventured to make love to his girl. 1637 S. Rutherford Let. 10 Feb. in Joshua Redivivus (1664) 332 I love it to be grieved when he [sc. Christ] hideth his smiles. 1675 J. Bunyan Light for Them that sit in Darkness 171 Can you behold a Crucified Christ and not Bleed, and not Mourn, and not fall in Love with him? 1798 S. T. Coleridge Nightingale in W. Wordsworth & S. T. Coleridge Lyrical Ballads 66 He were fearful, that an April night Would be too short for him to utter forth His love-chant, and disburthen his full soul Of all its music! 1598 W. Shakespeare Love’s Labour’s Lost v. ii. 124 And euery one his Loue-feat will aduance, Vnto his seuerall Mistres. 1860 C. Patmore Faithful for Ever iii. ii. 180 And there’s another thing, my Love, I wish you’d show you don’t approve. 1792 R. Burns in J. Johnson Scots Musical Museum IV. 358 Had we never lov’d sae kindly. 1860 Sat. Rev. 9 306 How often..do we make love to the charms of cousins and avuncular expectations. 1749 S. Richardson Clarissa (ed. 2) III. lxxvi. 363 For already I am convinced, that there is not a woman in the world that is Love-proof and Plot-proof, if she be not the person. 1488 Hary Actis & Deidis Schir William Wallace (Adv.) (1968–9) xi. l. 725 I sall, quhill I may leiff, Low ȝow fer mar than ony othir knycht. 1613 Edinb. Test. XLVII. 359 Tua elnis callit luf at aucht s. the elne. 1888 C. Patmore in B. Champneys Mem. (1900) II. iv. 43 When I was about fifteen my love for poetry began to get the better of my love for science. 1701 T. D’Urfey Bath ii. i. 13 The Love-inspiring Graces of thy Person. 1616 W. Shakespeare Henry VI, Pt. 2 (1623) iv. vii. 149 Let them kisse one another: For they lou’d well When they were aliue. 1781 T. Warton Hist. Eng. Poetry III. xxi. 57 This was the most favorite love-story of our old poetry. 1687 R. L’Estrange tr. A. de Castillo Solórzano in Spanish Decameron viii. 462 He entred into some Love Discourses with her. 1616 W. Shakespeare Macbeth (1623) iii. i. 125 Thence it is, That I to your assistance doe make loue. 1890 J. Todhunter Sicilian Idyll i. 8 Hope shuns me: I am out of love with life. 1754 W. Hamilton Poems & Songs (1850) 25 Averse she fled The pleasing love-rights of the marriage bed. 1828 T. B. Macaulay Hallam’s Constit. Hist. in Edinb. Rev. Sept. 113 Its conduct, we are told, made the excellent Falkland in love with the very name of parliament. 1783 H. Blair Lect. Rhetoric I. iv. 69 Sonnets, Pastorals, and Love Elegies. 1753 T. Francklin Transl. 11 (note) Hammond, author of Love elegies. 1874 A. C. Swinburne Bothwell i. i. 41 I had rather the close moon and stars anight Lit me to love-bed. 1792 J. Wolcot Wks. III. 259 Her feather’d Partner..Now for his loves pursues his airy way, And now with food returns. 1566 W. Painter Palace of Pleasure I. xxxvii. f. 86v Notwithstanding dame Loue is so fauourable vnto me. 1802 J. Ritson Anc. Eng. Metrical Romanceës I. p. vii The love-tales of Longus, Heliodorus, and Xenophon of Ephesus. 1600 W. Shakespeare Midsummer Night’s Dream ii. ii. 160 Speake, of all loues. I swoune almost with feare. 1865 A. C. Swinburne Chastelard i. ii. 35 These jangling song-smiths are keen love-mongers, They snap at all meats. 1849 U.S. Mag. & Democratic Rev. Dec. 523 It was during the interlude of this dramatic love-play, that the editor of the Omni-Versus..returned to New-York. 1633 J. Shirley Bird in Cage v. I 2 b Forgetting all their legends, and Loue tales Of Venus, Cupid, and the scapes of Joue. 1881 Appanoose (Iowa) Times 14 Apr. 1/4 It is said that love conquers all things. 1708 P. Bayly Misc. Reflections I. 59 He sent to Market for a kind of Fish which they judg’d to be a sovereign Love-charm. 1861 J. Brown Horæ Subsecivæ 2nd Ser. II. 466 This perfervor of our Scottish love poetry. 1880 Freeborn County Standard (Albert Lea, Minnesota) 25 Mar. Don’t stare at him, ‘an’ you love me’. 1807 ‘Q. Queerum’ Ashburner’s New Vocal & Poetic Repository 8 Back the god of love flew, And wounded each heart of the love-hating crew. 1721 J. Kelly Compl. Coll. Scotish Prov. 238 Love your Friend, but look to your self. 1637 S. Rutherford Let. 7 Mar. in Joshua Redivivus (1664) ci. 201 I dare beleeve no evil of Christ: if he would cool my love-fever for himself with reall presence & possession, I would be rich. 1711 T. Ken Christophil in Wks. (1721) I. 476 I..Who for Two thousand Years, or rather more, Have sung the like Love-ditties o’re and o’re. 1850 J. Hannay Singleton Fontenoy I. i. iii. 35 Circe resumed a love-scene between Adèle and the tender forçat. 1846 R. W. Emerson Jrnl. in Jrnls. & Misc. Notebks. (1971) 442 Tremulous with love-lore. 1616 W. Shakespeare Richard III (1623) iii. vii. 72 He is not lulling on a lewd Loue-Bed [1597 day bed]. 1829 W. Cobbett Advice to Young Men iv. §181 It is an old saying, ‘Praise the child, and you make love to the mother’. 1690 T. Shadwell Amorous Bigotte i. i. 2 What’s here? a wicked and profane Love Book. 1834 E. Bulwer-Lytton Last Days of Pompeii I. i. ii. 17 The very air seems to have taken a love philtre, so handsome does every face without a beard seem in my eyes. 1599 W. Shakespeare Romeo & Juliet ii. v. 7 Then loue-deuouring death do what he dare. 1885 Times 8 May 11/4 She reveals herself as a love-broker, a weekly lender of love. 1882 Spectator 9 Dec. 1579 His [sc. Sterne’s] lovemongering was altogether contemptible. 1616 W. Shakespeare Twelfth Night (1623) i. i. 40 Loue-thoughts lye rich, when canopy’d with bowres.
1548 Hall’s Vnion: Richard III vi. f. liiijv All these loues, bondes and deuties of necessite are this daie to be experimented, shewed and put in experience. 1631 J. Donne Poems (1633) 223 Gentle love-deeds, as blossomes on a bough, From loves awakened root do bud out now. 1712 J. Swift Jrnl. to Stella 7 Aug. (1948) II. 553 No more Ghosts or Murders now for Love or Money. 1868 Amer. Naturalist 2 186 The flower is fleshy and fragrant, and the native doctors in India use it as a sort of love-potion. 1866 B. Taylor Proposal in Poems 257 The violet loves a sunny bank. 1887 T. Fowler Princ. Morals ii. i. 11 Among these primary desires should be specified the love of ease and the love of occupation. 1582 R. Stanyhurst tr. Virgil First Foure Bookes Æneis iv. 78 Or fro this hoat looue fits I shal bee shortlye retrayted [L. vel eo me solvat amantem]. 1876 Musical Times Aug. 565/1 Such a poem as will puzzle the warblers of ‘love ballads’ to unravel. 1858 W. M. Thackeray Virginians I. xvii. 134 There was not a great deal of love lost between Will and his half-sister. 1635 R. Sibbes Light from Heaven (1638) iii. 54 I know I am in the love of Christ: these are favours that hee bestowes onely upon his owne. 1626 F. Bacon Sylua Syluarum §703 Salmons and Smelts loue to get into Riuers, though it be against the Streame. 1405 G. Chaucer Knight’s Tale (Hengwrt) (2003) l. 1448 Ne neuere wol I be no loue ne wyf. 1888 N. F. Davin Eos 26 Cold, love proof maid, serene, omnipotent In arms. 1813 ‘T. Brown’ Intercepted Lett. 23 The Marchesa and he..Have taken much lately to whispering in doorways;..And a house such as mine is, with door-ways so small, Has no room for such cumbersome love-work at all! 1600 B. Jonson Every Man out of his Humor ii. i. sig. E.ii Car… Hee loues you well Signior. Sog. There shall be no loue lost Sir. 1787 in E. Spenser Poet. Wks. I. p. lxxxix The uncommon ardour of his passion, as well as the fineness of his wit and language, established him the master of love-poetry among the Moderns. 1611 Bible (King James) 1 John iv. 16 God is loue, and hee that dwelleth in loue, dwelleth in God. 1864 J. Clare Cottage Tales (1993) 125 The maids resumed their love discourse anew. 1845 C. M. Kirkland Western Clearings 106 No one..had ever been able to ascertain whether there had actually been any ‘love-passages’ between them or not. 1860 T. B. Macaulay William Pitt in Biogr. (2nd par.) This piece..is in some respects highly curious. There is no love. The whole plot is political. 1627 T. Middleton No Wit (1657) i. 22 Peruse this love paper as you go. Mr Low. A Letter? 1586 Sir P. Sidney Astrophel & Stella (1591) 35 In hir necke you did loue ditties peepe. 1881 Science 13 Aug. 381/2 Their gloomy recesses nourish only such plants as love thick shade. 1678 S. Butler Hudibras: Third Pt. iii. i. 58 For these, you play at Purposes, And love your Loves with A’s, and B’s. 1891 Daily Nevada State Jrnl. 29 Oct. 1/3 The latest outbreak of the souvenir spoon mania is a ‘love spoon’. The bowl is heart shaped and of bright gold. 1633 W. Prynne Histrio-mastix 88 The Scriptures doe expressly prohibit the personating of any sinne; much more then, the Acting of Adulteries, Incests, Rapes, Murders, Thefts, Lovepranks. 1325 Gen. & Exod. (1968) l. 4067 And for luue of ðis horeplage, Manie for-leten godes lage. 1765 W. Cowper Let. 14 Aug. (1979) I. 111 My Love to all your Family. 1580 J. Lyly Euphues & his Eng. (new ed.) f. 34v A Phrase nowe there is which belongeth to your Shoppe boorde, that is to make loue. 1611 R. Cotgrave Dict. French & Eng. Tongues at Amour Loue, and the Cough cannot be hidden. 1594 R. Barnfield Affectionate Shepheard sig. E And thou loue-hating Boy, (whom once I loued) Farewell, a thousand-thousand times farewell. 1616 W. Shakespeare King John (1623) iv. i. 49 What good loue may I performe for you? 1832 J. P. Kennedy Swallow Barn I. xxvi. 276 Melancholy,—that is, your love-melancholy,—wears divers antics. 1785 A. Yearsley Poems Several Occasions 28 His mate Shall love-inspired notes repeat. 1500 tr. Secreta Secret. (Lamb.) 113 (MED) Þis man ys lycherous, deceyuant, and loufand lecherye. 1796 S. Lee Almeyda iv. i. 52 I, like thee, Grow out of love with reason. 1829 W. Whewell in J. M. Douglas Life & Corr. W. Whewell (1881) 133 Beg her of all love to establish herself in a more collegiate part of Cambridge. 1840 F. M. Trollope Michael Armstrong xii. 125 I don’t know what love-powder you have been scattering amongst us, but there is not a single individual of the family who does not positively dote upon you. 1824 C. M. Sedgwick Redwood III. xx. 130 Depend on it, a love cause is better in the hands of the principal than the most eloquent agent. 1696 W. Bates Acct. Life P. Henry (1699) 8 Dr. Busby..took a particular Kindness to him,..and there was no Love lost betwixt them. 1874 J. Lindley & T. Moore Treasury Bot. Suppl. Love, a name used in Tasmania for Comesperma volubile. 1450 G. Chaucer Bk. Duchess (Fairf. 16) (1871) l. 91 And where my lord my loue be deed? 1325 Chron. Robert of Gloucester (Calig.) l. 7698 (MED) Game of houndes he louede inou, & of wilde best. 1715 A. Pope in tr. Homer Iliad I. iii. Observ. 253 There is in one Place a Lover to be protected, in another a Love-Quarrel to be made up. 1300 Physiologus 514 In boke is ðe turtres lif writen o rime, Wu laȝelike ȝe holdeð luue al hire lif-time. 1907 Westm. Gaz. 17 May 2/3 In your dew-bright eyes,..Love-light shone beaming. 1680 A. Littleton Serm. at Meeting Natives of Worcester 16 What shall we say to those who take up Godliness..as if their strictness and zeal..excused them from all offices of love to their fellow-men. 1624 P. Massinger Bond-man i. iii. sig. B4 They cannot..Vsher vs to our Litters, tell loue Stories. 1688 W. Smith Future World ii. i. 113 Take notice how sillily one man manageth his love of Money. 1413 G. Chaucer Troilus & Criseyde (Pierpont Morgan) (1881) i. 508 Now art þow yn þe snare That whilom Iapedest at loues peyne. 1635 F. Quarles Emblemes iii. vi. 146 Her frownes..may chance to show An angry love-trick [read -tick] on his arme, or so. 1720 D. Manley Power of Love iv. 230 Love..had long owed him a Revenge for slighting and speaking irreverently of his Power. 1759 Monthly Rev. 20 179 The Doctor’s having entertained himself with translating the whole when he were still younger..were no improper circumstances for the transfusion of a gallant and soft love-poet. 1679 J. Goodman Penitent Pardoned (1713) ii. i. 150 Taken with an agony of mind, or a kind of love-fit. 1616 W. Shakespeare Hamlet (1623) v. ii. 58 Why man, they did make loue to this imployment. 1863 Cornhill Mag. Sept. 305 A similar defect..strikes me in the love-duet which succeeds. 1581 G. Pettie tr. S. Guazzo Ciuile Conuersat. (1586) i. 10 Hee seemeth either too farre in loue with himselfe, or to farre out of loue with others. 1696 J. Lead Fountain of Gardens sig. *E3v Let all the Heavenly Nine..in one high Love-labour’d Song agree. 1530 J. Palsgrave Lesclarcissement 735/1 No man styrre and he love his lyfe. 1618 J. Ussher Let. in R. Parr Life J. Usher (1686) Coll. xxxiii. 64 I do intreat you of all Love, to look over the first Edition. 1893 O. Schreiner Story Afr. Farm ii. i. 132 Some pale-green, hairy-leaved bushes..meet over our head; and we sit among them, and kiss them, and they love us back. 1911 E. Toldridge Mother’s Love Songs in William & Mary Q. 19 296 Love-words, love-deeds, and tenderer, too, Than we give to any other. 1868 W. Collins Moonstone I. i. vii. 91 You have heard of beautiful young ladies falling in love at first sight, and have thought it natural enough. 1225 Hali Meiðhad (Bodl.) (1940) l. 479 (MED) Forte drahen his luue towart hire. 1594 T. Nashe Vnfortunate Traveller sig. E4 Not a litle was I delighted with this vnexpected loue story. 1636 S. Rutherford Lett. (1863) I. 155 My Bridegroom’s love-blinks fatten my weary soul. 1902 Edinb. Rev. July 84 Universal humanity loves sharp practice. 1837 E. Bulwer-Lytton Ernest Maltravers I. ii. i. 171 She was not a virtuous woman—but she felt virtue and loved it. 1595 E. Spenser Epithalamion in Amoretti & Epithalamion v. sig. G6 The birds louelearned song. 1822 S. T. Coleridge Shorter Wks. & Fragm. (1995) II. 959 His murmur sounded..like the Prologue to a Love-suit. 1753 S. Richardson Hist. Sir Charles Grandison IV. xxxiii. 225 When we are taken with any-body, we love they should be taken with us. 1854 W. Collins Hide & Seek (1861) 183 ‘I will write and comfort your mother this very afternoon ——’ ‘Give her my love’, interposed Zack. 1903 A. Conan Doyle Adventures Gerard i. 38 You must not care, Etienne. And yet I love that you should care all the same. 1616 W. Shakespeare Two Gentlemen of Verona (1623) ii. i. 76 I was in loue with my bed. 1616 W. Shakespeare Othello (1622) iv. i. 110 I neuer knew a woman loue man so. 1630 J. Winthrop Hist. New Eng. (1825) (modernized text) I. 378 Commend me to all our friends. My love and blessing to your brother and sisters [etc.]. 1799 F. Reynolds Laugh when you Can i. 4 While I’m copying out pleadings in one room, you’re writing love verses in another. 1791 J. White Adventures King Richard Coeur-de-lion II. xxviii. 168 [A] tender lay, to be presented as a love-offering to the incomparable Celestina. 1881 L. B. Walford Dick Netherby xvii. 213 He was not himself in love. 1616 W. Shakespeare All’s Well that ends Well (1623) ii. i. 77 To giue great Charlemaine a pen in’s hand And write to her a loue-line . 1910 J. W. Howe Hippolytus (1941) ii. i. 88 At thy feet he lies To rise no more but shorn and love-enthralled. 1569 R. Grafton Chron. I. iv. 37 Locryne fell in great phancy and loue with a faire Damosell. 1724 M. Davys Reform’d Coquet 165 You are the first Woman under Thirty that ever fell in love with a grey Beard. 1608 B. Jonson Characters Two Royall Masques ii. 12 A world of little Loues, and chast Desires, Do light their [sc. the Muses’] beauties, with still mouing fires. 1792 H. H. Brackenridge Mod. Chivalry vii. 28 God love your shoul, said he, dont be after bateing me. 1895 ‘I. Maclaren’ Days Auld Lang Syne 338 It’s a love-darg,..because ye’ve been sober..they juist want to show kindness, bein’ oor neeburs. 1568 Christis Kirk on Grene in W. T. Ritchie Bannatyne MS (1928) II. 262 He wald haif luvit scho wald not lat him. 1709 J. Johnson Clergy-man’s Vade Mecum: Pt. II 69 Pharmacy probably signifies here..the compounding of philtrums or love-doses. 1691 R. Ames (title of poem) The pleasures of love and marriage. 1859 Humbug vi. 45 Were an enterprising Yankee permitted to advertise ‘Love Pills’..in one year he would amass a fortune. 1475 in J. O. Halliwell Early Eng. Misc. (1855) 2 A blestfulle songe that byrd gone synge, And I abode for love talkynge. 1877 P. J. Bailey Festus (ed. 10) xviii. 273 To assimilate to his own, All spirits, that, love-inspired, they share his boundless throne. 1889 Gettysburg (Pa.) Compiler 20 Aug. 1/8 In the Allegheny City green-house is a rare tropical plant called the ‘love-tree.’ Its fruit blends the flavor of the peach, the pine apple and other sweet fruits. 1891 A. Pike Poems (1900) 52 Let all the Loves Fly round thy chariot, with sweet, low songs Murmuring upon their lips. 1864 C. Dickens Our Mutual Friend (1865) I. ii. i. 168 I’ll give you a clue to my trade, in a game of forfeits. I love my love with a B because she’s Beautiful; I hate my love with a B because she is Brazen; I took her to the sign of the Blue Boar, and I treated her with Bonnets; her name’s Bouncer, and she lives in Bedlam. 1330 Sir Tristrem (1886) l. 2020 Her loue laike þou bi hald For þe loue of me. 1573 J. Sanford tr. L. Guicciardini Garden of Pleasure f. 98v Foure things cannot be kept close, Loue, the cough, fyre, and sorrowe. 1225 MS Lamb. in R. Morris Old Eng. Homilies (1868) 1st Ser. 15 Þu aȝest luuan heore saule for cristes luue. 1613 S. Purchas Pilgrimage 768 They haue one wife, many loues.
1200 MS Trin. Cambr. in R. Morris Old Eng. Homilies (1873) 2nd Ser. 141 Ure drihten..forgiaf hire hire sinnen, for two þinge, an is muchel leððe to hire sunne, oðer muchel luue to him. 1300 in C. Brown Eng. Lyrics 13th Cent. (1932) 117 Maide dreiȝ & wel itaucht, ic em in þine loue-bende. 1717 E. Biddle Augustus in Poem on Birth of Young Prince i. 24 His liberal Love-Gifts would undo an Empire. 1821 Ld. Byron Marino Faliero (2nd issue) Pref. p. xx A tragedy of the highest order, and not a puling love-play. 1823 T. Roscoe tr. J. C. L. de Sismondi Hist. Lit. Europe IV. xxxvi. 458 The melancholy soul of a love-fond poet. 1897 Earl of Suffolk et al. Encycl. Sport I. 264/2 (Curling) Souter, to score a love game; not to allow the opponents to score. 1632 J. Vicars tr. Virgil XII Aeneids i. 24 This love-lad [sc. Cupid] straight his mothers minde obeyes. 1694 N. H. Ladies Dict. 48/1 Another Dolphin, in the same manner, took love to a Child upon the Sea coast near to Pusoll. 1712 J. White Restoration All Things 58 How doth this still..confirm that Account before given of a Love Design or project, a mask of Love, a Love Dance? 1750 Wks. Celebrated Authors 176 I shall not so much as mention his Canticles, which Grotius, as well as I, affirms to be a Love-Poem. 1672 P. Sterry Disc. Freedom of Will (1675) iii. 205 In these Angelical Loves, the Seraphims are all forms of things, as in their first, their sweetest created Love-Springs, and Love-Unions. 1843 C. Dickens Christmas Carol iii. 85 They said, it was a shame to quarrel upon Christmas Day. And so it was! God love it, so it was! 1891 T. D. Sullivan tr. Ailleen & Baille in Blanaid & Other Poems 98 The saddest, sweetest love deeds done In Ulster’s noble land. 1600 Wisdome Doctor Dodypoll iii. sig. D4 Why loue, doubt you that? 1754 T. Cooke Hymn to May 8 Now the love-inspired Swain Breathes his Vows. 1897 E. W. Wilcox Three Women I. 24 We love them, and leave them; deceive, and respect them. 1706 G. London & H. Wise Retir’d Gard’ner I. ii. xi. 157 Fig-trees..love loose, hot ground. 1887 H. R. Haggard Jess iv. 31 John Niel was no chicken, nor very likely to fall in love with the first pretty face he met. 1567 in J. Cranstoun Satirical Poems Reformation (1891) I. iv. 15 Lancit with luif she luid me by all wycht. 1849 E. A. Poe Annabel Lee in Coll. Wks. (1969) I. 477 We loved with a love that was more than love—I and my Annabel Lee. 1898 J. D. Brayshaw Slum Silhouettes 35 They say as luv is blind. 1616 G. Chapman in tr. G. Musaeus Divine Poem To Rdr. sig. A8v It being by all the most Learned, the incomparable Loue-Poem of the world. 1818 W. Cruise Digest Laws Eng. Real Prop. (ed. 2) II. 346 The natural love which Thomas Kirby bore to his brother. 1615 F. Beaumont & J. Fletcher Cupids Revenge iv. i. sig. I4 As you finde him setled, remember my loue and seruice to his Grace. 1635 in B. Cusack Everyday Eng. 1500–1700 (1998) 247 With Mr Gorges loue and myen to my daughter and your selfe. 1887 W. Carleton Farm Legends 94 He vaulted ‘mongst the nation’s honored sons; He was the love of all the living ones. 1200 MS Trin. Cambr. in R. Morris Old Eng. Homilies (1873) 2nd Ser. 213 Þe sullere loueð his þing dere… Ðe beȝer bet litel þar fore. 1862 G. Meredith Mod. Love xxxiii. 65 My wife, read this! Strange love talk, is it not? 1586 Sir P. Sidney Astrophel & Stella (1591) 49 Twinckling starres loue thoughts prouoke. 1798 A. Schink tr. A. von Kotzebue Stranger iv. i. 46 You must..plead my Love-cause with Mrs. Smith. 1680 H. More Apocalypsis Apocalypseos xviii. 182 Her poisoned Philter or Love-Cup. 1849 D. Rock Church of our Fathers IV. xi. 86 The love-cup was sent about. 1691 E. Taylor J. Behmen’s Theosophick Philos. 359 Nature’s Property should..become not a dark raging poisonful Hunger, but a Love desire. 1905 Mod. Lang. Notes 20 176/1 In this Tuscan folk-poetry Mr. Hewlett finds an artistry which clearly differentiates its from the common love-rhyme of all nations. 1763 G. Colman Deuce is in Him i. 9 To talk of living on bread and water, and the comforts of love in a cottage. 1493 Dives & Pauper (Pynson) x. viii. I iij b Yt mischeif is noo curse but a louetyk of god. 1613 J. Marston & W. Barksted Insatiate Countesse v. sig. I4v Let him that hath drunke loue drugs trust a woman. 1300 in C. Brown Eng. Lyrics 13th Cent. (1932) 68 A Mayde cristes me bit yorne þat ich hire wurche a luue-ron. 1796 R. Burns in J. Johnson Scots Musical Museum V. 415 And I can love thee still, my Dear, Till a’ the seas gang dry. 1710 Lady M. W. Montagu Let. 25 Apr. (1965) I. 30 I can esteem, I can be a freind, but I don’t know whether I can Love. 1325 in T. Wright Specimens Lyric Poetry (1842) xvi. 53 To love y putte pleyntes mo. 1840 Burton’s Gentleman’s Mag. Feb. 69 An aggravator, or love curl, of a delicate roundness, hung low upon the imperial forehead. 1629 W. Pinke Trial of Christians Sincere Loue Christ (1636) 84 Lastly, it will not be amisse to obserue two things of this loue of complacency arising from a perswasion of Christs loue vnto vs in particular. 1762 D. Mallet Poems on Several Occasions 30 Lord love us, how we apples swim! 1616 W. Shakespeare Julius Caesar (1623) iv. ii. 183 Loue, and be Friends. 1868 E. Edwards Life Sir W. Ralegh I. xv. 299 She was somewhat precocious in love matters. 1581 G. Pettie tr. S. Guazzo Ciuile Conuersat. (1586) iii. 126 Those women that loue not to curle vp their haire roistinglie, but vse to kembe it downe smoothlie. 1761 T. Smollett Sir Launcelot Greaves in Brit. Mag. Dec. 631/1 He owned she was a love-begotten babe. 1847 Ld. Tennyson Princess iv. 71 And this A mere love-poem. 1692 H. Purcell Fairy-queen ii. 12 Cupid..Let flye his Love-Shaft smartly from his Bow. 1765 W. Cowper in R. Southey Life & Wks. Cowper (1835) I. 155 My heart was full of love to all the congregation. 1636 H. Blount Voy. Levant 14 Each Basha hath as many or like more Catamites, which are their serious loves; for their Wives are used..for reputation. 1697 D. Baker Poems upon Several Occas. i. 5 Cruel Love..makes thy faithless Vows serve for a StoneTo whet his bloody Darts upon. 1425 J. Wyclif Sel. Eng. Wks. (1871) II. 316 Love-drede is in men wiþouten siche servile drede. 1623 J. Webster Dutchesse of Malfy v. ii. sig. L4 Confesse to me Which of my women ’twas you hyr’d, to put Loue-powder into my drinke? 1753 S. Richardson Hist. Sir Charles Grandison III. xi. 83 Lord W.’s animosity to my father made him out of love with his name. 1749 T. Smollett tr. A. R. Le Sage Gil Blas III. ix. vii. 229 I have a friendship for you..And I can assure thee, child, (said I), there is no love lost [Fr. que tu n’aimes pas un ingrat]. 1636 Bk. of Bulls i. 98 One making love to a countrey woman, having first kickt her sow, she told him the Proverbe condemn’d him, love me, love my dog. 1853 A. Houssaye Philosophers & Actresses 222 His hand..had constructed in this palace, a graceful love-nest for his young wife. 1885 Pall Mall Gaz. 2 Mar. 10/2 In the Rugby game Northampton beat Coventry by a try to love. 1894 A. Douglas Two Loves in Chameleon Dec. 28 I am the love that dare not speak its name. 1749 J. Cleland Mem. Woman of Pleasure II. 63 Then the turtle-billing kisses, and the poignant painless love-bites. 1797 M. Robinson Walsingham III. xlviii. 19 She is in love with you, my noble fellow. 1624 R. Montagu Immediate Addresse 185 She..intreateth him that was worshipped vpon the Altar, of all loves, mercies, and works of wonder, to restore her vnto her health. 1664 W. Smith Briefe Answer unto Shetinah 28 We are in the love of God, and have fervent love to him, and one another. 1792 E. Sibly New & Compl. Illustr. Occult Sci. (new ed.) iv. 1111 As for philtres, love-cups, and the like, they unquestionably proceed from a natural cause. 1665 J. Crowne Pandion & Amphigenia 2 A lip-sick Lover, who with quaint Rhetorications can paint his Mistress face..and think her tears love philters. 1866 A. C. Swinburne Sapphics in Poems & Ballads 206 The Loves thronged sadly with hidden faces Round Aphrodite. 1706 E. Ward Hudibras Redivivus II. ii. 8 Kisses, Love-Toys, and am’rous Prattle. 1475 Apol. Lollard Doctr. (1842) 3 (MED) If he be conuicted not to luf, ne to do þe office of Crist, in þis he is conuict not to be his vicar. 1751 S. Richardson Clarissa (ed. 3) III. xxv. 134 He must needs say, there was no love lost between some of my family and him; but he had not deserved of them what they had of him. 1567 in J. Cranstoun Satirical Poems Reformation (1891) I. iv. 28 Hir licherous luife, quhilk kindlit ouer hait. 1614 W. Raleigh Hist. World i. v. iii. §15. 511 Yong men..loue to seeme wiser than their fathers. 1813 Sporting Mag. 41 296 A match of..single-stick, was played..for what is technically termed Love and a Belly-full. 1798 W. Render tr. A. von Kotzebue Count Benyowsky iii. 110 Treason! Ships! Love intrigues! Flight! Conspiracy! 1685 T. Ken Expos. Church-catech. 57 O my God, O my Love, who dost love truth, and dost hate a lie. 1894 H. H. Gardener Unofficial Patriot 239 Here’s more love in a cottage business for you. 1850 W. M. Thackeray Pendennis II. xxi. 209 Look at your love-marriages… The love-match people are the most notorious of all for quarrelling afterwards. 1325 Gen. & Exod. (1968) l. 2042 An litel stund quhile he [sc. Joseph] was ðer, So gan him luuen ðe prisuner. 1754 H. Walpole Lett. (1846) III. 64 That living academy of love-lore, my Lady Vane. 1863 H. R. Geldart First Steps in Life 238 Such a charming picture she gave of the pleasure and comfort of love service. 1889 Cent. Dict. Love-parrakeet, a love-bird. 1665 Earl of Marlborough Fair Warnings 3 I beseech you commend my love to all mine acquaintance. 1225 St. Katherine (Royal) (1981) 49 Nalde heo..nane luue runes leornin ne lustnin. 1859 ‘H. Lee’ Against Wind & Tide (1860) vii. 226 He had discovered one or two mature Phyllises..upon whom he retaliated the luckless experience he had gained in his first love-fit. 1598 F. Meres tr. Luis de Granada Sinners Guyde i. xix. 202 Hee hath..imployed all the strength and sinnowes of his reason and vnderstanding..in compozing Poems, in making loue Verses [Sp. en componer sonetos llenos de agudeza y sentencias]. 1647 R. Stapleton tr. Juvenal Sixteen Satyrs 85 Their love-draughts, charmes, and druggs [L. hippomanes carmenque..coctumque uenenum]. 1862 L. M. Alcott Jrnl. Nov. in Life, Lett., & Jrnls. (1899) vii. 140 I love nursing, and must let out my pent-up energy in some way. 1710 Ld. Shaftesbury Soliloquy 114 In relation to common Amours and Love-Adventures. 1325 Chron. Robert of Gloucester (Calig.) l. 9549 In som þing Þe quene louede as me wende more him þan þe king. 1889 T. A. Trollope What I Remember III. 91 Between Italian and French radicals there is really no love lost. 1596 E. Spenser Second Pt. Faerie Queene vii. vi. 44 Shee had..Long loved the Fanchin, who by nought did set her. 1898 R. G. Moulton Anc. Classical Drama (ed. 2) viii. 278 If the gods resist,..blockade them when they wish to make their love visits to earth. 1824 M. R. Mitford Our Village I. 198 In less than two minutes Harriet heard the love-call sounded at Sally’s gate. 1889 Harper’s Mag. Aug. 416/1 Still sweeter was it to feel that, deeply as she loved, she was loved as deeply. 1904 P. Macquoid Hist. Eng. Furnit. I. ix. 220 Double chairs or love-seats. 1766 A. Nicol Poems Several Subj. 115 I love my honour and good name. 1642 Fourtie Articles against W. Lang 8 That the said Lang doth affirm that the Book of Canticles in the Old Testament was but a kind of baudy Song, My Love, my Dove, my faire one, &c. 1751 J. Stirling tr. Horace Wks. I. v. v. 159/2 Dry’d liver might be a love draught [L. amoris poculum]. 1751 T. Smollett Peregrine Pickle II. lxxxvi. 251 I’ll be revenged of you, if there be a man to be had for love or money. 1475 How Good Wife wolde Pylgremage l. 36 in T. F. Mustanoja How Good Wife taught her Daughter (1948) 174 (MED) He wyll low ys scheppys flesche, that wettytt his bred in woll. 1890 J. M. Barrie My Lady Nicotine xxiii. 190 The tragedy..is led up to by a pathetic love-story. 1829 Friendship’s Offering 245 Her cheek was pale, save when a blush (Raised by the youth’s love-theme) cast a flush For a moment o’er it. 1785 E. Inchbald Appearance is against Them i. ii. 11 You are a fellow that falls in love with every face you see. 1813 T. Morton Education ii. i. 24 I love my love with a B, because he’s bonny.
1595 E. Spenser Amoretti xvi, in Amoretti & Epithalamion sig. Bv Legions of loues with little wings did fly. 1823 C. Lamb New Year’s Eve in Elia 63 I play over again for love, as the gamesters phrase it, games, for which I once paid so dear. 1890 San Antonio (Texas) Daily Light 9 Sept. This Cousin Evelyn had had a horrible love passage with Fergus McIntire. 1668 W. Davenant Distresses ii. i in Wks. (1673) iii. 42/1 He makes My love Ballads. The merry Madrigal For Maids, and the Vicious Virgin, were both his. 1425 Prick of Conscience (Galba & Harl.) (1863) 1849 (MED) Þe body and þe saul with þe lyfe Lufes mare samen þan man and hys wyfe. 1887 F. W. L. Adams Poet. Wks. 66 Thus, then, they loved, and all the summer days Love stayed with them. 1637 J. Milton Comus 26 Love-darting eyes. 1907 Academy 19 Oct. 29/1 All along the willow-way My love-lad lies sleeping [i.e. dead]. 1655 A. Brewer Love-sick King iii To night? O fie upon’t! an you love me Brother let it not be till to morrow morning, I beseech you. 1593 C. Marlowe Hero & Leander (1598) i. 175 Where both deliberat, the loue is slight, Who euer lov’d, that lov’d not at first sight? 1864 A. Trollope Can you Forgive Her? II. iii. 23 I shall [count you as my enemy],—certainly, if you attack Alice. Love me, love my dog. 1689 M. Prior Epist. to F. Shephard 50 Pigs might squeak love-odes, dogs bark satire. 1732 T. Fuller Gnomologia 140 Love and Pride stock Bedlam. 1611 R. Cotgrave Dict. French & Eng. Tongues Riéble, Cleauer,..Loue-man, Goose-grasse. 1909 La Crosse (Wisconsin) Tribune 21 June 1/1 Two yellow men and the pretty 20 year old missionary girl..form the love triangle the police have uncovered. 1474 W. Caxton tr. Game & Playe of Chesse (1883) iii. iii. 97 Herof men saye a comyn prouerbe in england, that loue lasteth as longe as the money endureth. 1561 J. Daus tr. H. Bullinger Hundred Serm. vpon Apocalips xlii. 280 Poysoning, louecuppes, and inchauntmentes [L. venena, philtra & incantationes], were in the time of S. Iohn most frequented, through out the Romane Empire. 1810 Splendid Follies III. 121 The widow..placed herself opposite this love-proof hero. 1819 Metropolis (ed. 2) I. 133 It may be an useful lesson to yourself and to others who play the love-game at piquet. 1753 S. Richardson Hist. Sir Charles Grandison IV. xviii. 144 Love at first sight, answered Sir Charles, must indicate a mind prepared for impression, and a sudden gust of passion. 1922 H. V. Esmond Law Divine ii. 43 Well, after this little social intercourse, I must love you and leave you. 1893 Decatur (Illinois) Daily Republican 16 Sept. The spokesman..presented the donations, and the parson..replied in a few touching and appropriate remarks. It was a love-offering from an appreciative people. 1648 S. Rutherford Surv. Spirituall Antichrist xix. 20 We teach that the love of benevolence and good will is the liking, free delight, and choise of the person to glory, and to all the meanes, even to share in Christs Mediatory love. 1884 Harper’s Mag. Dec. 134/1 Love-madness is nothing new. 1915 J. Turner Let. 19 Apr. in C. Warren Somewhere in France (2019) 6 I personally am so loving you for the ripping things..matches, for example, quite invaluable. 1896 J. S. Farmer & W. E. Henley Slang IV. 241/2 Love-lane,..the female pudendum. 1667 J. Milton Paradise Lost v. 41 The night-warbling Bird, that now awake Tunes sweetest his love-labor’d song. 1716 J. Willison Treat. conc. Sanctifying Lord’s Day 261 Can you say there is nothing..would please you so much as one Ray or Love-blink of his [sc. Christ’s] Countenance? 1754 Earl of Chatham Lett. to Nephew (1804) iv. 28 Make yourself the love and admiration of the world. 1640 R. Davenport Surv. Sci. in Wks. (1890) 327 Oh my sweete! Sure there is no loue lost when you two meete. 1548 Hall’s Vnion: Henry VII f. xvii The olde prouerbe, loue me litle and loue me longe. 1757 in Amer. Mag. (1758) 86/1 Soft blushes in her cheeks arise And love looks languid in her eyes. 1591 Troublesome Raigne Iohn sig. D2v Is all the bloud yspilt on either part..Growne to a loue-game and a Bridall feast? 1855 Putnam’s Monthly Mag. Dec. 657/2 The love-life of Weatherford, his dauntless gallantry, his marvelous personal adventures and hair-breadth escapes, and chief of all, his wonderful eloquence. 1616 W. Shakespeare Two Gentlemen of Verona (1623) iv. iv. 202 I should haue scratch’d out your vnseeing eyes, To make my Master out of loue with thee. 1742 J. Yarrow Love at First Sight 14 There are Things call’d Charms, Bribes, and Love-Powder. 1330 Guy of Warwick (Auch.) 324 Leuer him wer walk & wende, & dye in trewe loue bende. 1275 Laȝamon Brut (Calig.) (1963) l. 258 Þa luuede he a maide..mid darnscipe he heo luuede. 1883 Longman’s Mag. Aug. 368 Why did her love-words echo in his ear? 1691 E. Taylor in tr. J. Behmen Theosoph. Philos. 204 No Tongue or Pen can more than smatter, at the recital of the love-inspired Words. 1913 E. Ferber Roast Beef Medium x. 263 There shall be no running breathless, flushed, eager-eyed, to the very gateway of Love’s garden. 1872 O. Logan Get thee behind me, Satan! 272 The woman who dares to put her heart out of the question, and without a thought of love to sell herself to a man whose material wealth she desires to share is—to put it mildly—a trafficker. 1701 R. Calder Schola Sepulchri 38 The belief of the Resurrection will teach us to fall out of Love with the World,..there is nothing in it but Vanity and Miserie. 1753 Dict. Love at Hope It is the hope of that [sc. enjoyment], which is the true basis of the love-passion. 1689 N. Lee Princess of Cleve i. iii. 10 With the Curtains half drawn, My Love and I lay. 1792 S. T. Coleridge Let. 13 Feb. (1956) I. 28 My tiny love ode possesses no other property in the world. 1595 W. Lisle tr. S. G. de Senlis in tr. G. de S. Du Bartas Babilon 23 The knot and loue-bond of nations [Fr. l’vnion et amitié des peuples], is so loosened and broke, that scarce is there founde any remedie for it. 1707 E. Ward Hudibras Redivivus II. ix. 6 For none e’er knew ’em rest, (God love ’em) Until they’d pull’d down all above ’em. 1661 J. Glanvill Vanity of Dogmatizing xiii. 119 And, that Love is blind, is extensible beyond the object of Poetry. 1820 P. B. Shelley To Skylark in Prometheus Unbound 203 Soothing her love-laden Soul in secret hour With music sweet as love. 1652 E. Benlowes Theophila x. iii. 179 No Grandee Patron court I, nor entice Love-glances from enchanting Eyes. 1911 J. A. Thomson Biol. Seasons ii. 233 The long larval period of two or three years in the water, and the short aerial love-dance lasting for an evening or two. 1600 Englands Helicon sig. I4 (title) Phillidaes Loue-call to her Coridon, and his replying. 1886 J. Britten & R. Holland Dict. Eng. Plant-names 315 Love-bind. Clematis Vitalba. 1275 Laȝamon Brut (Calig.) (1963) 2079 He hehte þat luue [c1300 Otho: lofe] scolde liðen heom bi-tweonen. 1838 E. S. Wortley Lays of Leisure Hours II. 472 Often have I..deemed Life’s happiest moments were Ev’n those that owned no love-born care. 1877 W. Jones Finger-ring Lore 21 The impress being two human heads..the prototype of the numerous ‘love seals’ of a later period. 1645 S. Rutherford Tryal & Triumph of Faith xxv. 312 Christ is Gods highest love-gift. 1885 R. Holland Gloss. Words County of Chester (1886) 212 Love you and leave you, a common saying when any visitor is going to take his departure. ‘Well a’ mun love ye, and leave ye.’ 1639 P. Massinger Unnaturall Combat iii. iii. sig. G2v I will bring you Where you..may see The love-scæne acted. 1200 Poema Morale (Trin. Cambr.) 314 in R. Morris Old Eng. Homilies (1873) 2nd Ser. 229 (MED) Alle godel [read godes] laȝes hie fulleð..Þe þe þos two luues [v.rr. two loue, twa luue, two luuen] halt and wile hes wel healde. 1918 H. Lawson With Dickens in Poet. Wks. (1963) 219 One who loved honour, wife, and truth, If nothing else besides. 1698 E. Settle Farther Def. Dramatick Poetry 16 Our Diminitive Love-broker has no more Hand in the Affair, then meer starting the Game. 1761 Petition P. Yeaman in Sessions Papers 28 July 13 That he and others went [to clean the mill-leads], and some did not; which made the deponent believe it was a love-dargue. 1876 J. B. Mozley Serm. preached Univ. of Oxf. ii. 29 Love in the Gospel sense is that general virtue which covers the motives. 1860 T. B. Aldrich Ballad of Babie Bell 97 Such carrying of love-favors and pink notes! 1487 J. Barbour Bruce (St. John’s Cambr.) x. 554 I..lufit ane vench her in the toune. 1768 L. Sterne Sentimental Journey I. 79 You have been making love to me all this while. 1911 M. Beerbohm Let. 6 Dec. (1964) 211 You who..love being behind the scenes among T-lights and properties. 1791 J. Boswell Life Johnson anno 1776 II. 45 [Johnson] It is commonly a weak man who marries for love. 1593 W. Shakespeare Venus & Adonis sig. Eiijv Loue-lacking vestals, and selfe-louing Nuns. 1500 Towneley Plays (1897–1973) xx. 239 Now, Judas, sen he shalbe sold How lowfys thou hym? 1569 R. Grafton Chron. I. vii. 173 They loued after, as two brethren, during their naturall lyues. 1797 Posthumous Daughter I. xlii. 217 I do not like him at all, and I believe there is no love lost between us. 1917 J. Buchan Poems 41 My denty doo Has sell’t hersel’ for gowd and silken braws That weemen loe. 1794 R. Cumberland Box-lobby Challenge iii. iii. 29 Never quarrel, but I love fighting. 1695 J. Norris Lett. conc. Love of God x. 233 We are therefore to cast both these Loves into one and the same Chanel, and make them both flow in one full Current towards God. 1918 W. R. Butterfield in Connoisseur Aug. 191/1 At first,..love-spoons did not differ greatly from the wooden spoons in ordinary use in the household. 1796 M. G. Lewis Village Virtues ii. 32 His love-speeches must be extremely moving! 1920 ‘K. Mansfield’ Let. 17 Jan. (1993) III. 182 You were not made of steel. Oh, my Love, was I so heavy? 1808 W. Scott Marmion i. vii. 29 And frame love ditties passing rare. 1747 H. Glasse Art of Cookery i. 5 Some love a Pig brought whole to Table. 1863 ‘G. Eliot’ Romola I. i. i. 102 If there are two things not to be hidden—love and a cough—I say there is a third, and that is ignorance. 1647 J. Trapp Comm. Epist. & Rev. (Coloss. iv. 16) Other good books must be read..yet not idle pamphlets, and love-toies. 1577 B. Googe tr. C. Heresbach Foure Bks. Husbandry i. f. 5 He would talke..of the stories of the Scripture, so sweetely..as I was woonderfully in loue with him. 1672 P. Sterry Rise Kingdom of God (1683) 291 Thus Death becometh a Love-play between Christ, and his Spouse. 1680 E. Fowler Libertas Evangelica ii. vii. 80 Atonement is..a most effectual means, to this farther End, the making us out of love with Sin. 1818 T. Carlyle Early Lett. (1886) 148 Send a letter quickly, an thou love me. 1729 H. Carey Poems (ed. 3) 135 I’ll strip the Garden and the Grove, To make a Garland for my Love. 1917 ‘S. Rohmer’ Si-Fan Mysteries xxxv. 264 But in waiting for one who is stealthily entering a room, don’t, as you love me, take it for granted that he will enter upright. 1906 Westm. Gaz. 27 Aug. 3/1 The love-draught which Tristram and Iseult drink together. 1728 W. Kennett MS Coll. Provinc. Words in Eng. Dial. Dict. (1902) III. 640/2 [Cheshire] Ile lothe it to you for so much money. 1856 W. Whitman Leaves of Grass (new ed.) 172 Hair, bosom, hips, bend of legs,..love-flesh swelling and deliciously aching. 1911 A. M. Earle Costume of Colonial Times 197 Among the ribbons advertised in the middle of the eighteenth century were paduasoy ribbons, love ribbons,..and..liberty ribbons. 1791 T. Blacklock Poems (1793) 168 Let her fly The tender lisp, the love-illumin’d eye.
1275 Laȝamon Brut (Calig.) (1963) 86 For he heo heuede swiþe ilofeð [read ilofed], & luf-þing hire biheite. 1548 Hall’s Vnion: Henry V f. lxii Required the Englishe lordes for the loue of God that the truce might continue. 1876 C. D. Warner Winter on Nile i. 24 Garibaldi received one of his wounds, a sort of love-pat of fame. 1693 W. Bates Serm. Several Occasions v. 176 Human Love is a troubled irregular Passion, mixt with Ignorance, and prone to Error in the Excess or Defect. 1602 T. Dekker Blurt Master-Constable 24 Dreame of her, loue-dreames are nere too deepe. 1871 E. S. P. Ward Silent Partner iv. 86 Here a minute, for love’s sake, Catty. 1915 Amer. Anthropologist 17 601 Despite our ingenuity, we do grow up, we grow old, we fall in love, we fall out of love. 1589 G. Puttenham Arte Eng. Poesie iii. xxiii. 225 Nothing is so vnpleasant to a man, as to be encountred in his chiefe affection, & specially in his loues. 1856 Putnam’s Monthly Mag. May 557 What is an opera without a love duel between the tenor and the baritone? 1250 Ureisun ure Louerde (Nero) in R. Morris Old Eng. Homilies (1868) 1st Ser. 201 Hwi ne con ich wowen þe wið swete luue wordes. 1200 MS Trin. Cambr. in R. Morris Old Eng. Homilies (1873) 2nd Ser. 99 (MED) It warð on eches muð wat mete se he mest luuede. 1646 in 2nd Rep. Royal Comm. Hist. MSS (1874) 87/1 [10l.] which I desire you of all love to pay upon sight of this my letter. 1900 J. M. Barrie Tommy & Grizel xxv. 303 There are poor dogs of men..who open their letters from their loves, knowing exactly what will be in them. 1750 H. Snell Female Soldier 132 Our Hannah pretended to be love-stricken, at the very first Sight. 1647 A. Cowley (title) The mistresse, or severall copies of love-verses. 1600 W. Shakespeare Merchant of Venice iv. i. 274 Whether Bassanio had not once a loue . 1895 M. Beerbohm Let. 3 May in Lett. to R. Turner (1964) 102 [Oscar’s] speech about the Love that dares not tell his name was simply wonderful, and carried the whole court right away, quite a tremendous burst of applause. 1649 R. Baron Apol. for Paris 47 Palme trees are of both sexes, and expresse not a sympathy, but a Love passion. 1350 in G. L. Brook Harley Lyrics (1968) 51 (MED) Suete Iesu..hou swete bueþ þi loue-bonde. 1914 B. Carman Earth Deities 72 Whatever can have come his way To put him out of love to-day? 1781 S. Johnson Addison in Pref. Wks. Eng. Poets V. 46 The greatest weakness of the play is in the scenes of love… Yet the Love is..intimately mingled with the whole action. 1480 St. Vincent 13 in W. M. Metcalfe Legends Saints Sc. Dial. (1896) II. 259 Fals erroure, & lufe vnclene, & warldis dout als. 1722 D. Defoe Relig. Courtship i. i. 5 What’s the matter, that you are so out of love with the World all on a sudden? 1773 R. Graves Spiritual Quixote III. ix. xi. 39 One would think it was a love-toy; and that it was given you by your sweet-heart. 1775 R. Cumberland Choleric Man v. iii. 87 I fell into a kind of a love-suit here, with the young lady of this house. 1701 C. Gildon Love’s Victim ii. i. 15 Forbear to touch ’em, as you love your Life. 1606 J. Sylvester tr. G. de S. Du Bartas Deuine Weekes & Wks. (new ed.) ii. iii. 139 Her sweet, love-darting Eyne. 1672 A. Marvell Rehearsal Transpros’d i, in Wks. (1776) II. 61 One would think that..you should have learnt when J.O. came into play, to love your love with an J, because he is judicious, though you hate your love with an J, because he is jealous: and then to love your love with an O, because he is oraculous, though you hate your love with an O, because he is obscure. 1868 Times 25 Sept. 7/3 The statement that Richardson has created the love interest of modern novels is only true in the sense that Richardson created the modern novel. 1772 W. Jones Poems 43 Told to their smiling loves their am’rous tales. 1594 R. Barnfield Affectionate Shepheard sig. Giiiv Helen, Maenelaus louing, lou’d, louelie, a loue-lasse, Till spight full Fortune from a loue-lasse made her a loue-lesse Wife. 1869 A. Maclaren Serm. preached in Manch. 2nd Ser. iv. 71 I can shut it out, sealing my heart love-tight against it. 1567 W. Painter Palace of Pleasure II. f. 199 Well it might haue bene said, of loue trickes that she was the only dame and mistresse. 1823 J. F. Cooper Pioneers i. i. 28 Natty—you need say nothing of the shot, nor of where I am going—remember, Natty, as you love me. 1820 T. Hodgskin Trav. N. Germany II. xiv. 448 The daughters were obliged to spin and sew; and..dared not read love-romances. 1907 Times Lit. Suppl. 8 Mar. 77/1 Mrs. Bellew is a lady who cannot love either little or long. She..tires very quickly of the men who are irrestistibly drawn to her. 1798 C. Lucas Castle of St. Donats xv. 186 They also explained to him..the young Captain’s love melancholy. 1821 W. Scott Kenilworth II. v. 133 They are spoken in a mad tale of fairies, love-charms, and I wot not what besides. 1875 ‘M. Twain’ Let. 23 Nov. (1917) I. xv. 268 We-all send love to you-all. 1532 T. More Confut. Tyndale in Wks. 403/1 His false loue-lacking charitie. 1667 J. Milton Paradise Lost ix. 832 So dear I love him, that with him all deaths I could endure. 1450 T. Hoccleve De Regimine Principum (Harl. 4866) (1897) 1260 God in holy writ seith..‘Whom so I loue, hym wole I chastyse.’ 1893 H. B. Clarke Spanish Lit. 163 The plot invariably centres round the love intrigue of persons in the middle or upper classes of life. 1797 M. Robinson Walsingham I. 277 The love-inspiring dames of luxurious Italy. 1709 Tatler No. 40. 242 Shall this fresh ornament of the world, These precious love-lines, pass with other common things Amongst the wastes of time. 1654 T. White Contempl. of Heaven ii. 132 The most charming Mystery, and inchanting Riddle, that ever love-spent bowels were able to sing or sigh out. 1864 A. Daly & F. Wood Taming Butterfly i. 19 A meeting—a love meeting with a woman of fashion! Happy Beaujolais! 1591 J. Lyly Endimion i. iii. sig. B4 Thys idle humor of loue..tickleth not my lyuer, from whence the Loue-mongers in former age seemed to inferre they should proceede. 1637 S. Rutherford Lett. (1848) cxxiii. 234 Our Lord maketh delicates and dainties of his sweet presence and love-visits to his own. 1665 R. Brathwait Comment Two Tales Chaucer 96 That they may have Husbands Meek, to live with, Young, to love with, and Fresh, to lie with. 1648 R. Herrick Hesperides sig. I4v The love-spent Youth, and love-sick Maid. 1869 F. A. March Compar. Gram. Anglo-Saxon Lang. Pref. iv He let me..use..Anglo-Saxon texts not elsewhere to be had for love or money. 1577 B. Googe tr. C. Heresbach Foure Bks. Husbandry i. f. 27 Wheate delighteth in a leuell, riche, warme, and a drye ground: a shaddowy, weedy, and a hilly ground, it loueth not. 1877 E. S. Dallas Kettner’s Bk. of Table 282 Love in disguise is a calf’s heart stuffed, then surrounded with forcemeat, next rolled in vermicelli, lastly deposited in a baking dish..and sent to the oven. 1870 Harper’s Mag. July 259/1 ‘I must love you and leave you.’ ‘So soon? But you will be coming again.’ 1694 N. H. Ladies Dict. at Occations of falling in Love Occasion, as we have said, is very much contributing to Love-Melancholy. 1896 A. E. Housman Shropshire Lad xviii. 25 Oh, when I was in love with you, Then I was clean and brave. 1710 J. Swift Jrnl. to Stella 8 Dec. (1948) I. 115 I begged Mr. Harley for the love of God to take some care about it. 1598 G. Chapman Blinde Begger of Alexandria sig. C3 So maddam I leaue you now from our loue sportes. 1907 Oakland (Calif.) Tribune 6 Oct. (Sporting section) 9/3 After the fight was over the St. Louis papers referred to the affair as a kid glove love fest. 1667 J. Milton Paradise Lost iv. 763 Here Love his golden shafts imploies, here lights His constant Lamp, and waves his purple wings. 1665 R. Brathwait Comment Two Tales Chaucer 23 We are now to..descend to our love-enthralled Absolon. 1735 J. Miller Man of Taste i. i. 7 Besides, Sir, their very Dress and Deportment were shocking. To make a Love-Visit with a plain Leg..and a Coat without Lace. 1913 J. London God of his Fathers 69 For the love of your mother, hold your say, man. 1720 E. Ward Delights of Bottle iv. 44 How blest might ev’ry Station be, Would Men love Peace and Amitie! 1878 J. Marshall Ann. Tennis 158 Love-set, a set in which one player wins six consecutive games; or, in case of an advantage-set, seven consecutive games. 1884 Galveston (Texas) Daily News 24 Nov. 2/2 The young girl..sang..a seemingly plaintive love chant. 1889 ‘M. Twain’ Connecticut Yankee xxxiii. 426 When I make up my mind to hit a man, I don’t plan out a love-tap. 1904 Newark (Ohio) Daily Advocate 6 Aug. 7/2 Oh, the wealth of blossom the love bush had once borne! 1705 F. Fuller Medicina Gymnastica 116 They don’t love to be told the Truth, tho’ it is ever so necessary. 1673 J. Dryden Assignation iv. iii. 46 She’s most confoundedly ugly. If ever we had come to Love-work, and a Candle had been brought us, I had faln back from that face, like a Buck Rabbet in coupling. 1861 C. H. Spurgeon New Park St. Pulpit VI. 186 When Adam sinned, though God was merciful, he could not show love to one who had become a rebel; I mean—not the love of complacency—though the love of benevolence never ceased for a moment. 1653 I. Walton Compl. Angler vii. 153 Tie the frogs leg above the upper joint to the armed wire, and in so doing use him as though you loved him. 1661 Princess Cloria v. 512 Some years after these enterchanges of love passages, Astratius of a sudden,..waved her company. 1898 J. K. Jerome Second Thoughts 155 The stout lady, now regarded as a would-be blighter of love’s young dream, was hustled into the back seat. 1678 S. Butler Hudibras: Third Pt. iii. i. 39 When he’s with Love-powder laden, And Prim’d, and Cock’d by Miss, or Madam. 1557 F. Seager Schoole of Vertue in Babees Bk. (2002) i. 349 Loue doth moue the mynde to mercie. 1894 A. B. Gomme Trad. Games I. 389 This [sc. Minister’s Cat] is apparently the same game as the well-known ‘I love my love with an A because she is amiable’… Forfeits were exacted for every failure or mistake. 1872 A. T. de Vere Arraignment in Legends St. Patrick 7 Like birds that cannot stay their songs Love-touched in Spring. 1664 S. Butler Hudibras: Second Pt. ii. i. 20 Quoth she, Y’ have almost made m’ in love With that, which did my pitty move. 1915 Encycl. Relig. & Ethics VIII. 450/1 The Kāmasūtra permits love matches generally. 1893 B. Tuckerman P. Stuyvesant 151 The scarlet petticoat was to go to Gertruyd, the black love-hood to Annetje. 1890 J. Coghill Poems, Songs, & Sonnets 148 Mark the luve-blink in here e’e. 1877 W. E. Gladstone in 19th Cent. Nov. 547 The love of freedom itself is hardly stronger in England than the love of aristocracy. 1880 J. Payne New Poems 2 I chide it for lack of love-liking. 1877 Catholic World July 530/1 He was always falling in love with any pretty face that struck his fancy, and then just as easily falling out of love with an unwounded heart. 1582 T. Watson Ἑκατομπαθία: Passionate Cent. Loue To Rdr. sig. A4 In respect of my trauaile in penning these louepassions. 1882 Cent. Mag. Feb. 488/1 For the love of heaven do something for me or I’ll die, so I will. 1734 A. Pope Ess. Man: Epist. IV 180 The Lover, and the Love, of Human kind. 1640 J. Parkinson Theatrum Botanicum 384 In English of most country people where it groweth [called] Honestie; and the Gentlewomen call it Love, but Gerard coyned that name of the Travelours joy. 1872 J. Morley Voltaire i. 2 They should prove their love of him whom they had not seen, by love of their brothers whom they had seen. 1865 E. B. Tylor Res. Early Hist. Mankind iii. 43 Love-passages of the gods and heroes. 1911 I. M. Pagan From Pioneer to Poet ii. 31 The burlesque Taurean is fat, thick-necked, gross and overfed looking, and often has a great love of low comedy. 1885 A. Brassey In Trades 325 The long tendrils of the love-vine rolled up into coils, which he assured us would live and grow for years, if hung on a nail indoors. 1749 H. Fielding Tom Jones V. xiii. viii. 70 This was a Love-Match, as they call it, on both Sides; this is, a Match between two Beggars. 1590 C. S. Briefe Resol. Right Relig. 18 Then should not men eyther for loue or money haue pardons. 1686 T. D’Urfey Common-wealth of Women iii. i. 25 Nor do I love hunting other Creatures so well, but I had as lieve be hunted my self. 1920 C. Carswell Open Door! i. vii. 126 ‘It is easy enough to fall in love, my childie,’ Juley had said, ‘but to love wisely is sometimes very hard.’ 1738 J. Hildebrand Tryal of Conjugal Love i. 45 A Wife’s Conjugal Love may..be try’d a little farther, than, in Conscience, it ought to be.
1400 Sir Gawain & Green Knight (1940) l. 2368 Bot for ȝe lufed your lyf; þe lasse I yow blame. 1405 G. Chaucer Cook’s Tale (Hengwrt) l. 12 He loued bet the Tauerne than the shoppe. 1808 E. S. Barrett Miss-led General 165 What money Mr. Greentimber disbursed on account of the great man’s love-broking affairs. 1814 J. Austen Let. 23 Aug. (1995) 270 The Garden is quite a Love. 1489 J. Barbour Bruce (Adv.) i. 360 All men lufyt him for his bounte. 1912 L. J. Vance Destroying Angel xv. 217 I love my love with a P because he’s Perfectly Pulchritudinous and Possesses the Power of Pleasing. 1658 R. Austen Observ. Bacon’s Nat. Hist. 7 I have knowne Rose-trees in a shady place, which have not bore at all, its a tree that loves the sunne. 1821 C. Lamb in London Mag. Jan. 5/2 It is better that I should have pined away..than that so passionate a love-adventure should be lost. 1775 R. B. Sheridan Rivals iv. iv. 84 Her love-eye was fix’d on me—t’other—her eye of duty, was finely obliqued. 1695 W. Congreve Love for Love iv. i. 70 Nay, Mr. Tattle, If you make Love to me, you spoil my design, for I intended to make you my Confident. 1745 T. Warton Poems on Several Occasions (1748) 139 (title of poem) An American Love-Ode. 1485 Malory’s Morte Darthur (Caxton) i. viii. sig. avv He wende that al the kynges and knyghtes had come for grete love and to have done hym worship at his feste. 1788 W. J. Mickle Siege of Marseilles in Poems & Trag. (1794) iv. iii. 308 Leave th’ Adulterer in triumphant riot In your love bed, drunk with Erminia’s charm’s. 1858 C. Lamb in Harper’s Mag. Dec. 79/1 This drowsy Deity, who certainly was first invented in drink, as sloth and luxury are commonly the first movers in these idle love-passions. 1598 W. Shakespeare Love’s Labour’s Lost ii. i. 254 Thou art an old Loue-monger . 1655 J. S. tr. B. della Rovere Phillis of Scyros iii. iv. 63 For loves sake, doe not press me to relate So long a story now. 1738 J. Swift Compl. Coll. Genteel Conversat. 103 I suppose, the Colonel was cross’d in his first Love. 1400 W. Langland Piers Plowman (Laud 581) (1869) B. i. 101 And neuer leue hem for loue ne for lacchyng of syluer. 1666 in W. M. Myddelton Chirk Castle Accts. 8 Jan. (1908) I. 140 1 pinner 2s 6d, 1 crape hood 3s 6d, 2 peeces of love 6d. 1867 A. Cary Bishop’s Son xi. 200 The night warbling bird, that now awake, Tunes sweetest his love-labored song. 1698 R. Gould Satyr against Wooing 6 Some Brawny Groom..Cries Ough, and Mounts, and the Love-suit is done. 1600 W. Shakespeare Midsummer Night’s Dream ii. i. 159 Cupid..loos’d his loue-shaft smartly, from his bowe. 1828 C. Lamb New Year’s Coming of Age in Elia 2nd Ser. 8 There was no love lost for that matter. 1857 Putnam’s Monthly Mag. Jan. 10 Eye of night, with love-tears swimming. 1880 A. Sartoris Past Hours II. 55 ‘Love-and-tear-it!’—the name..down in our part of the world for..the mallow. 1390 in F. J. Furnivall Minor Poems Vernon MS (1901) 474 Sore I seo þe buye Al my loue-plawe. 1661 W. Ames Good Counsell & Advice 12 Let none have occasion to say, that for the love of your goods, your liberty or your lives, any of you have forsaken the way of truth. 1836 W. Irving Astoria I. 279 His dominant spirit, and his love for the white men, were evinced in his latest breath. 1487 Thewis Gud Women (St. John’s Cambr.) l. 140 in R. Girvan Ratis Raving & Other Early Scots Poems (1939) 89 And loyf all leid and no man lak. 1725 E. Fenton in A. Pope et al. tr. Homer Odyssey I. i. 532 Love-dittied airs [Gk. ἱμερόεσσαν ἀοιδὴν], and dance, conclude the day. 1588 A. Munday tr. C. Colet Famous Hist. Palladine Eng. xlii. sig. Aa.iv I beseech ye as you loue your honor and renowme. 1880 Truth 12 Aug. 198/2 A server may be deadly if his service comes off on the first try; and if it does so for a few strokes, he wins his game nearly to ‘love’. 1744 J. Thomson Autumn in Seasons (new ed.) 157 In Rapture warbled from Love-breathing Lips. 1663 R. Boyle Exper. & Consid. Colours (1664) 198 Such a kind of Transparency, as that of a Sive, a piece of Cyprus, or a Love-Hood. 1567 G. Fenton tr. M. Bandello Certaine Tragicall Disc. f. 155v The attire of a Cortisan, or woman makynge loue [Fr. femme qui fait l’Amour]. 1780 Gentleman’s Mag. 50 322/2 We are not told how, or by what means Six love comes to mean Six to nothing. 1839 H. Hallam Introd. Lit. Europe IV. vi. 451 Love-mad and yet talking in gallant conceits. 1748 S. Richardson Clarissa IV. li. 257 For your own honour’s sake, as well as for love’s sake, join with me. 1503 Beuys of Southhamptowne (Pynson) sig. F.ii She sayde beuys loue dere, Ryde nat fro me in no manere. 1853 F. E. A. Gasc Materials for French Prose Composition 73 I have some love elegies which..I mean to give to the public. 1845 Blackwood’s Edinb. Mag. May 639/2 He withdraws himself from all feasts, societies, and throngs of men, to dedicate himself to love-mourning. 1657 S. Purchas Theatre Flying-insects i. xv. 95 Bees gather of these flowers following..In July..Love. 1611 R. Cotgrave Dict. French & Eng. Tongues Amourettes, loue-trickes. 1849 T. B. Macaulay Hist. Eng. I. iv. 447 The new king, who loved the details of naval business. 1728 Congress of Bees 27 I had the Pleasure to hear most dismal love Talk than ever was told in any of our modern Romances. 1595 A. Duncan Appendix Etymol. Liceor, to lowe for so meikle, to cheape. 1672 P. Sterry Disc. Freedom of Will (1675) ii. 159 They lie naturally and nakedly in the bosom of each other, according to their Divine Love-sport and play in the Palace of their Father. 1793 C. Smith Old Manor House IV. viii. 196 Madam..begged him of all love to leave the country for fear of accidents. 1656 J. Ussher Ann. World (1658) vi. 131 Pausanias, being discovered by Argilius, his love-boy. 1790 W. Cowper Let. 15 Oct. (1982) III. 424 The day of separation, between those who have loved long and well, is an awful day. 1647 R. Stapleton in tr. Juvenal Sixteen Satyrs 85 (margin) Philters or love-potions. 1676 J. Dryden Aureng-Zebe ii. 18 What danger, Arimant, is this you fear? Or what Love-secret which I must not hear? 1586 W. Webbe Disc. Eng. Poetrie sig. Iiiii The Cornation that among the loue laddes wontes to be worne much. 1798 C. Marshall Introd. Knowl. & Pract. Gardening (ed. 2) xix. 316 Willow herb..loves moisture. 1833 T. Hook Parson’s Daughter II. vii. 140 Lord love your heart, sir—a path’s never straight. 1653 I. Walton Compl. Angler xiii. 246 All that hate contentions, and love quietnesse, and vertue, and Angling. 1739 H. Baker & J. Miller tr. Molière Amorous Quarrel iv. iii. 298 I love that Erastus should thus love me. 1667 J. Milton Paradise Lost iv. 750 Haile wedded Love, mysterious Law, true sourse Of human ofspring. 1340 Ayenbite (1866) 254 (MED) Yef þou louest to bi sobre and atempre..wyþdraȝ þine willes. 1918 D. H. Lawrence New Poems 53 The delicate love-adept Can warm her hands and invite her soul. 1413 G. Chaucer Troilus & Criseyde (Pierpont Morgan) (1881) ii. l. 667 This was a sodeyn loue, how myght it be That she so lyghtly louede Troylus Right for þe firste syghte ye parde. 1400 Cursor Mundi (Vesp.) l. 20300 Vre leuedi wep, saint iohan alsua, Treu luue was omang þam tua. 1833 H. Coleridge She is not Fair (song) 10 I cease not to behold The love-light in her eye. 1857 H. Melville Confidence-man xxxix. 286 I have been deceived..in this man; he is no true friend that, in platonic love to demand love-rites? 1767 R. Bentley Philodamus iv. ii. 42 Her loves with Bacchus, and her stellar wreath, Are allegorical, and mean no more Than the song tells us. 1656 J. Collop Poesis Rediviva 76 Cupid of thy shoulders makes a bow, From whence fly love shafts wounding. 1667 A. Cowley Verses Several Occasions 14 in Wks. (1668) All around The little Loves that waited by, Bow’d, and blest the Augurie. 1375 William of Palerne (1867) 162 Ȝe þat louen & lyken to listen a-ni more. 1889 Harper’s Mag. July 271/2 Putting his arms round her neck, [he] ‘loved’ her with his cheek against hers. 1802 H. Hunter Serm. & Other Misc. Pieces (1804) I. xiii. 251 Nothwithstanding he loves that you should inquire after him, he enjoins you so to do. 1857 J. A. Heraud Judgem. of Flood (rev. ed.) i. ii. iii. 59 They gambolled in the love-sport, like with like. 1587 G. Turberville Tragicall Tales 198 Where the blinded archer with his bow Did glaunce at sundry gallants euery day..Yet must I seeme loue wounded eke to be. 1697 J. Dryden tr. Virgil Æneis viii, in tr. Virgil Wks. 442 One Heifar who had heard her Love complain, Roar’d from the Cave. 1871 D. H. Strother Virginia Illustr. xvi. 298 A story without a love-plot is like a bush without a rose. 1667 J. Milton Paradise Lost i. 452 The Love-tale Infected Sions daughters with like heat. 1678 J. Ray Coll. Eng. Prov. (ed. 2) 55 Love ne’re delights in a sorrowful man. 1898 J. D. Brayshaw Slum Silhouettes 1 Mister Bloomfiel’? Lor’ lummy! there ain’t no misters ‘ere. 1790 L. Paradise Let. 26 Sept. in T. Jefferson Papers (1965) XVII. 520 I will Mourn..Three Months in Black Silk and love Ribbons. 1793 W. Cowper Let. 24 Feb. (1984) IV. 298 With Mary’s kind love. 1819 R. Southey Select. from Lett. (1856) III. 3 Love from all to all, and kisses as many as you please to give to the kissable part of the family. 1717 G. Sewell Prol. in S. Centlivre Cruel Gift sig. A5v This is her first attempt in Tragick-Stuff; And here’s Intrigue, and Plot, and Love enough. 1900 W. C. Russell (title) Rose Island. The strange story of a love adventure at sea. 1655 R. Davenport King Iohn & Matilda v. sig. H2 The wound that foolish love-Boy there..Had struck your heart with. 1868 Sat. Rev. 14 Mar. 340/2 It is only the old-fashioned sort, not girls of the period pur sang, that marry for love. 1875 W. B. Scott Poems 39 Love-wildered, I had lost my head. 1781 London Mag. Mar. 110/2 Where there is a lasting love Marriage, it would be exceedingly distressing to both of the parties to be convinced that where death does them part, their union is dissolved for ever. 1837 T. Carlyle French Revol. II. i. xii. 89 Beauty no longer swims decorated in her garniture, like Love-goddess hidden-revealed in her Paphian clouds. 1866 J. Lindley & T. Moore Treasury Bot. II. 697/1 Love-Tree. Cercis siliquastrum. 1663 A. Cowley Hymn to Light ii Thou golden Shower of a true Jove! Who does in thee descend, and Heav’n to Earth make love! 1864 Daily Constitutionalist (Augusta, Georgia) 29 Sept. 2/5 Black Love-Veils, very fine. 1380 Sir Ferumbras (1879) 1408 (MED) A knyȝt þar was of fraunce þat sche hadde longe y-loued. 1850 Ld. Tennyson In Memoriam xxvii. 44 ‘Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all. 1450 Jacob’s Well (1900) 243 For þe loue-dreed þat sche hadde to god. 1586 Sir P. Sidney Arcadia (1593) v. f. 242v The drinke he had receiued, was neither..a loue potion, nor..a deadly poyson. 1876 W. Marston Donna Diana i. ii. 15 I love my freedom, And you may soon persuade me..To think a single life the best of fates. 1600 W. Shakespeare Merchant of Venice ii. vi. 36 Loue is blinde . 1907 Galveston (Texas) Daily News 8 Sept. 20/2 Above the altar hung two banded hearts of blue and white forget-me-nots, from which depended by streamers and love hearts of tulle a floral wedding belle of white tuberoses. 1565 T. Cooper Thesaurus at Amor Componere amores..To make loue balades. 1892 H. James Notebks. (1947) 129 There must be a ‘love-interest’—which is one and the same with the other parts of the situation.
1375 William of Palerne (1867) l. 1020 (MED) William wold fonde for to pleie in þat place þe priue loue game. 1861 Times 19 Mar. 5/5 The ladies to wear black silk, plain muslin or long lawn, crepe or love hoods. 1918 G. Frankau One of Them in Poet. Wks. (1923) II. xxxiii. 180 The game’s played out between us—Good luck or bad. Nitchevo, Lady Jill. We loved: we part. 1824 N. Drake Noontide Leisure II. 54 Give me your hand..and let me tell you..there is no love lost between us. 1540 Gest Historiale Destr. Troy (2002) f. 49v Lokyng on lenght with a loue ee. 1649 J. Ellistone tr. J. Böhme Epist. xvii. viii. 140 I onely sought the pleasant love heart of Jesus Christ [Ger. das liebreiche Hertz Jesu Christi] to hide my selfe therein. 1833 A. Domett Poems 174 Those eyes, whose language did surpass The eye-talk of love-smitten lass. 1895 A. Douglas Let. in H. M. Hyde Trials Oscar Wilde (1948) 360 There are several women in London whose friendship with other women does carry a taint and a suspicion, simply because these women are obviously ‘sapphic’ in their loves. 1690 J. Locke Ess. Humane Understanding iv. xvii. 347 He that believes, without having any Reason for believing, may be in love with his own Fansies. 1795 S. T. Coleridge Lines at Shurton Bars 85 How oft, my Love! with shapings sweet I paint the moment, we shall meet! 1606 G. Wither Love Sonn. iii, in Descr. Love (1638) C 4 In Summer-time to Medley My love and I would goe. 1814 J. Lunan Hortus Jamaicensis I. 266 Cuscuta Americana… The negroes of Liguanea mountains call it love-bush. 1787 J. Cobb Eng. Readings 23 A confab between Romeo and Juliet—a bit of love discourse, eh? 1590 E. Spenser Faerie Queene i. ii. sig. B3 Like a young Squire, in loues and lusty hed His wanton daies that euer loosely led. 1883 R. W. Dixon Mano i. iii. 7 He was so gentle and so fair a knight, Who loved with Blanche. 1893 C. D. Bell Poems Old & New 171 She plucks the leaves and casts them in the stream. ‘He loves me,—loves me not,’—she sadly says. 1611 R. Cotgrave Dict. French & Eng. Tongues Mourre, the play of loue. 1654 A. Ross Πανσεβεια (1655) viii. 238 The Canticles was not Scripture, but a Love Ballade between Solomon and one of his Concubines. 1649 R. Baxter Saints Everlasting Rest (new ed.) iii. x. §6 No man else can tell me whether I Believe and Love, if I cannot tell my self. 1664 T. Killigrew Comedies & Trag. (title) The princesse: or, Love at first sight. 1876 R. Browning Cenciaja 279 The simpleton must ostentatiously Display a ring, the Cardinal’s love-gift. 1400 R. Mannyng Handlyng Synne (Harl.) l. 7434 (MED) Foul ys þat lust and þat peryl, To loue here þat al men go tyl. 1912 T. Dreiser Financier xxiv. 290 He was counting practically, and man-fashion, on her love for her children. 1744 J. Thomson Spring in Seasons (new ed.) 19 Down to the River, in whose ample Wave Their little Naids love to sport at large. 1856 J. A. Froude Hist. Eng. (1858) I. ii. 128 A man who loved England well, but who loved Rome better. 1814 M. Edgeworth Patronage I. ix. 278 Bellamy tells me the strangest story of her having been, since I left London, in love and out of love with John Falconer. 1898 J. D. Brayshaw Slum Silhouettes 141 Mine? Lor’ luv a duck! No, that’s Sal Hogan’s little lot. 1853 R. C. Trench On Lessons in Proverbs iii. 56 A man may love his house well without riding the ridge; it is enough for a wise man to know what is precious to himself, without..evermore proclaiming it to the world. 1869 A. Trollope He knew he was Right I. xxv. 194 It was little enough she got by marrying him… But it was a love-match. 1794 G. Palomba L’Amore Contrastato i. vii. 13 I am no love-broker. 1584 R. Greene Morando sig. B.ivv Loue doth much but money doth all. 1770 F. Gentleman Sultan v. i. 64 There is but one, one only pow’r, Almighty love, who could such tribute claim. 1920 J. Galsworthy Skin Game i. 33 I don’t mean any tosh about love’s young dream; but I do like being friends. 1535 Bible (Coverdale) Psalms cvi. 32 They wolde exalte him in the congregacion of the people, & loaue him in the seate of the elders. 1816 Jrnl. Cork. Hist. & Archaeol. Soc. (1901) 7 151 Mr Cashell was eight to love of the first game. 1869 Catholic World 8 821/2 This love-object is a third person. 1866 R. D. Blackmore Cradock Nowell (1881) xii. 48 A maiden with the love dream nestling beneath the bridal faldetta. 1697 J. Dryden tr. Virgil Georgics iv, in tr. Virgil Wks. 137 All the Rapes of Gods, and ev’ry Love, From ancient Chaos down to youthful Jove. 1609 T. Heywood Troia Britanica 221 Now I these Loue-lines write. 1503 R. Arnold Chron. f. xxxij/1 Yf ther bee ony persone wythin the warde that is not vnder francpledge that is to saye vndir loue and lawe. 1666 in W. M. Myddelton Chirk Castle Accts. 8 Jan. (1908) I. 140 3 doz. of love 2d Rib. 6s, 6 doz of 1d love Riben 6s. 1909 Syracuse (N.Y.) Herald 21 Dec. For the love of Mike, man, haven’t you got a heart? 1400 Sir Gawain & Green Knight (1940) l. 927 I hope þat may hym here Schal lerne of luf-talkyng. 1649 R. Lovelace Lucasta: Epodes, Odes, Sonnets, Songs 3 I could not love thee (Deare) so much, Lov’d I not Honour more. 1640 J. Gough Strange Discov. iv. ii. sig. H4v O I feare This kindnesse is some love plot on my deare. 1833 [see love game n. at Compounds 6]. 1693 J. Howe in Poems on Affairs of State (1704) III. 370 To love with Princes is to gain their Ear. 1880 A. H. Swinton Insect Variety v. 209 A love-call that reproduces..the strutting, wing-drumming, and rustling of the males of the turkey and grouse at the pairing time. 1500 tr. Secreta Secret. (Lamb.) 122 Euer lowynge ryght and verite. 1708 Walsh in J. Dryden Misc. (1727) IV. 335 Petrarch..being by much the most famous of all the Moderns who have written Love-Verses. 1611 Bible (King James) Prov. vii. 18 Come, let vs take our fill of loue vntill the morning. 1720 D. Manley Power of Love i. 71 Then it was, that she felt the Love of God. 1593 C. Marlowe Passionate Sheepheard in Englands Helicon (1600) sig. Aav Come liue with mee, and be my loue. 1911 Ld. H. Tennyson Tennyson & Friends 122 He liked home-thrusts at human foibles and frailty, and again the outwelling of native nobility, generosity, or love. 1440 Abbey Holy Ghost (Thornton) in G. G. Perry Relig. Pieces in Prose & Verse (1914) 62 Þat he ne do no trispase agayne þe rewle..of þis relegion and of þase lufefrayners. 1856 Littell’s Living Age 5 July 34/2 No man falls out of love so safely as a man who falls in love with a beauty. 1642 S. Rutherford Peaceable Plea To Rdr. sig. a2 O that Christ would enlarge his Love bed. 1891 A. Austin Human Trag. iii. 162 Then shall no love-cup cheat the toils that tire Nor care be chased by wedlock’s staunch caress. 1691 T. Shadwell Scowrers ii. i. 11 This lewd Cozen of ours..has had all the women in Town that are to be had for Love or Money. 1650 L. Lawrence Epithalamium 6 Night in her Love-hood..Enters (the friendly crowd) attyr’d in Jet. 1651 D. Calderwood Hist. Kirk Scotl. (1843) II. 352 Manie love words she useth to Bothwell in this letter. 1703 Clarendon’s Hist. Rebellion II. vi. 160 He..lov’d his Country with too unskilful a tenderness. 1561 T. Hoby tr. B. Castiglione Courtyer iii. sig. Ii.i v M. Francis Petrarca, that writt so diuinlye his loues in this oure tunge. 1697 J. Dryden tr. Virgil Georgics iii, in tr. Virgil Wks. 99 Six Seasons use; but then release the Cow, Unfit for Love, and for the lab’ring Plough. 1712 J. Addison Spectator No. 517. ¶2 The Widow Lady whom he had made Love to. 1682 Heraclitus Ridens 27 June 2/1 Our Whigs don’t love Justice should be executed without ’em. 1879 H. C. Merivale Lady of Lyons i. 4 Points be bothered, I plays for love. 1903 Critic (N.Y.) Oct. 379/1 The first of these novels is a somewhat unreal and exaggerated love-romance of the Civil War. 1696 J. Lead Fountain of Gardens sig. *F2 The beauteous Love-Eye burning in the Heart; From whence Loves Centres endless multlply. 1864 W. H. Ainsworth John Law I. Prol. vi. 76 Nankin has the tiniest teacups you ever beheld—perfect loves! 1405 G. Chaucer Canterbury Tales Prol. (Hengwrt) (2003) l. 672 Ful loude he soong com hyder loue [1477 Glasgow my loue] to me. 1772 S. Whyte Shamrock 20 A chearless Guest, Yok’d with Despair, in a Love-laden Breast. 1548 Hall’s Vnion: Edward IV f. ccxxxviiv Blynde auarice and loue of money. 1898 Earl of Suffolk et al. Encycl. Sport II. 242/1 The marker’s..duty is to call the game..from the start at ‘love all’… ‘Love’, in the game of rackets, as in other games, signifies nothing. 1572 Taill of Rauf Coilȝear (1882) 87 For first to lofe, and syne to lak, Peter! it is schame. 1662 H. Lawes Treasury of Musick (1669) ii. 20 Short Love liking may find Jars, the Love that lasteth knows no Wars. 1611 J. Florio Queen Anna’s New World of Words Berghinellare, to gad abrode a gossoping as a pratling loue-pot woman. 1535 Bible (Coverdale) 2 Sam. i. 26 Thy loue hath bene more speciall vnto me, then the loue of wemen. 1913 H. Kephart Our Southern Highlanders 293 Your hostess, proffering apple sauce, will ask, ‘Do you love sass?’ 1857 G. H. Boker Plays & Poems II. 415 And curl in scorn when other maidens play Their love-pranks round me. 1772 J. Entick New Spelling Dict. (new ed.) Lovemonger, s. one who deals in affairs of love. 1611 M. Smith in Bible (King James) Transl. Pref. 2 For the loue that he bare vnto peace. 1500 tr. Secreta Secret. (Lamb.) 218 Philosophie is no more but loue of witte and cvnnynge. 1645 W. Strode Floating Island (1655) iv. xiii. sig. E3/2 Sir Amorous buyes a Love-pill. 1656 Duchess of Newcastle Natures Pictures x. 346 A procuring Bawd is to make Love-matches, and contrive Love-meetings. 1784 R. Bage Barham Downs II. 318 You..may make love, and play your pitty patties. 1877 F. P. Pascoe Zool. Classif. 122 A curious organ is a pyriform muscular sac, containing one or two slender conical styles, which can be thrust out through the aperture of the sac; they are found in certain snails, and with them they pierce each other’s skin. They are known as ‘love-darts’. 1770 J. Armstrong Forced Marriage i. ii, in Misc. II. 79 A hopeful youth to grow love-pensive! 1657 J. Harington Hist. Polindor & Flostella (ed. 3) ii. 60 Nor wonder, Chain’d, since grew Love-mad, distracted. 1850 F. E. Smedley Frank Fairlegh xlix. 434 All’s fair in love and war, you know. 1835 R. Mant British Months 194 Thou..Dost sweetly with love-dittied song Help the slow-pacing hours along. 1832 Ld. Tennyson Eleänore in Poems (new ed.) 29 The languors of thy lovedeep eyes. 1790 W. Livingston Philos. Solitude in Landmark Anthol. (1793) 155 Love-whispering groves, and silver-streaming floods. 1840 C. Norton Dream 205 The borrowed love-notes of thy echoing lyre. 1903 H. Ellis Stud. Psychol. Sex III. 71 We may find references to love-bites in the literature of ancient as well as of modern times… In the Indian Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana a chapter is devoted to this subject. 1611 Bible (King James) Prov. xx. 13 Loue not sleepe, lest thou come to pouertie. 1640 J. Fletcher et al. Beggers Bush iv. v, in F. Beaumont & J. Fletcher Comedies & Trag. (1647) sig. Mmv/2 I love a fat goose, as I love allegiance. 1816 Ld. Byron Childe Harold: Canto III lxxix. 44 To that gentle touch, through brain and breast Flashed the thrill’d spirit’s love-devouring heat.
1400 Psalter (Vesp.) cv. 12, in C. Horstmann Yorkshire Writers (1896) II. 240 Þai..looued his lofe [L. laudaverunt laudem eius]. 1838 Bentley’s Misc. 3 544 I have generally observed that a love-shaft pierces through nine hundred and ninety-nine hearts at once. 1905 Washington Post 9 June 2/5 New Yorker so busy wooing he forgot he had no funds. ‘All is fair in love and war,’ holds good in fiction, but not in the eyes of the police. 1667 G. Digby Elvira iv. 50 O the unlucky Star That leads a Lady, engaged in love intrigues To take a new Attendant! 1598 G. Chapman in C. Marlowe & G. Chapman Hero & Leander (new ed.) iii. sig. Fv The treasure which the Loue-god let him ioy In his deare Hero. 1774 O. Goldsmith Hist. Earth IV. 22 Rabbits are found to love a warm climate, and to be incapable of bearing the cold of the north. 1618 T. Sherwin Let. in S. Purchas Pilgrimes (1625) III. viii. 733 Remember my loue to all at Faire-hauen. 1769 E. Griffith School for Rakes ii. 20 Here comes my brother—have done with your love-prate. 1684 in B. Cusack Everyday Eng. 1500–1700 (1998) 220 May lowf to yow and Robert Goodien. 1616 W. Shakespeare Henry V (1623) v. ii. 101 Tearmes, Such as will..pleade his Loue-suit to her gentle heart. 1586 Sir P. Sidney Arcadia (1590) ii. ii. f. 102v His loue-suits made to Mopsa, meant to Pamela. 1405 G. Chaucer Merchant’s Tale (Hengwrt) (2003) l. 354 For loue is blynd alday and may nat see. 1839 S. Lover Hall Porter ii. i. 17 I’m obleeged to you, Misther Bowlt; and in throth there’s no love lost between us, for I respect you, and always did. 1911 M. Beerbohm Zuleika Dobson iii. 33 He loved her, and he could not help seeing her… Inexpellable was her image. 1749 J. Cleland Mem. Woman of Pleasure I. 72 To..a recital of the love-scene, I had..been spectatress of. 1845 G. P. R. James Smuggler I. iv. 95 In love and war, every stratagem is fair, they say. 1878 Scribner’s Monthly Dec. 274/1 Young people tried love in a cottage, and dwelt in dove-cotes beside their prouder kinsfolk. 1866 W. D. Howells Venetian Life 121 Americans do not like these people and I believe there is no love lost on the other side. 1879 Times 24 June 10/3 The love play of Perdican and Camille, which ends so sadly and so suddenly in poor little Rosette’s heartbroken cry. 1592 R. Greene Blacke Bookes Messenger sig. C4v He will perswade you hee hath twentie receiptes of Loue powders. 1627 T. Middleton Chast Mayd in Cheape-side (1630) iii. 31 O sweet Father, for Loues sake pittie me. 1895 O. Wilde in Oscar Wilde: Three Times Tried (1912) ii. xiii. 271 The ‘Love that dare not speak its name’ in this century is such a great affection of an elder for a younger man as there was between David and Jonathan… It is in this century..so much misunderstood that it may be described as the ‘Love that dare not speak its name’. 1894 R. Bridges Feast of Bacchus ii. 579 Lord love you, I’m not surprised at any one wanting to marry you. 1627 T. Middleton Witch (1950) i. ii. 24 Thou com’st for a loue-charme now? 1596 E. Spenser Second Pt. Faerie Queene iv. vi. Argum. sig. E8v He sees her face; doth fall in loue, and soone from her depart. 1885 Church Times 13 Nov. 883 Our nation is not much loved across the Atlantic. 1400 Cursor Mundi (Vesp.) l. 18487 Loues nu vr lauerd dright. 1837 L. Hunt Blue-stocking Revels i, in Poet. Wks. (1844) 103 Such doves of Petitions, and loves of sweet Pray’rs. 1586 Sir P. Sidney Arcadia (1593) i. sig. H5v His loue-open eye..that eu’n did marke hir troden grasse. 1350 in G. L. Brook Harley Lyrics (1968) 50 (MED) To Loue, þat leflich is in londe, y tolde him..hou þis hende haþ hent..on huerte þat myn wes. 1400 Bk. to Mother (Bodl.) 50 Tak to þe þe swete childe and swetliche swaþ hit in his gradil wiþ swete loue bondes. 1637 S. Rutherford Let. 10 June (1848) clxxv. 328 Any little communion with him [sc. Christ], one of his love-looks, should be my begun heaven. 1734 J. Swift Strephon & Cloe in Beautiful Young Nymph 10 The smiling Cyprian Goddess brings Her infant Loves with purple Wings. 1671 J. Milton Samson Agonistes 1008 Love-quarrels oft in pleasing concord end. 1598 W. Shakespeare Love’s Labour’s Lost v. ii. 826 Impose some seruice on me for thy Loue. 1892 Black & White 22 Oct. 476/1 [The] story turns..on murder and revenge, with a little love thrown in. 1631 J. Weever Anc. Funerall Monuments 417 He also departed this world, in the loue of all good men. 1703 T. Baker Tunbridge-walks i. i. 8 I never desire any private Love-favours from ’em. 1841 T. D. Lauder Legendary Tales Highlands I. 100 Here is one..which would seem to have a curious posey in it; some ready-made love verse, I suppose. 1390 Long Charter of Christ (Vernon) A. l. 62 in F. J. Furnivall Minor Poems Vernon MS (1901) ii. 642 (MED) And þis I made for Monkynde, Mi loue-dedes to haue in mynde. 1771 T. Smollett Humphry Clinker I. 172 That he had been a love-begotten babe, brought up in the work-house. 1897 Amer. Jrnl. Philol. 18 471 The Temple of Glass..follows the rules of the fashionable Love-Allegory. 1823 R. Story In my Hey-day of Youth in Poet. Wks. (1857) 35 If there’s gloom in her e’e..It stays na sae lang till it quite disappears, Laughed aff by a love-blink. 1587 F. Clement Petie Schole sig. Cijv Bookeloue I say, but I meane not louebookes, which..be the enemies of vertue. 1616 W. Shakespeare Two Gentlemen of Verona (1623) ii. iv. 125 I know you ioy not in a Loue-discourse . 1573 G. Gascoigne Hundreth Sundrie Flowres 330 No such trustlesse flood, Should keepe our loues (long time) in twayne. 1726 W. Law Absolute Unlawfulness Stage-Entertainment (ed. 2) 11 It consists of Love-Intrigues, blasphemous Passions, prophane Discourses, [etc.]. 1616 W. Shakespeare As you like It (1623) iii. ii. 355 I am he that is so Loue-shak’d, I pray you tel me your remedie. 1821 W. Scott Kenilworth xvi, in Waverley Novels (1831) XXII. 300 There had been some love passages betwixt him and Mistress Amy Robsart. 1915 F. W. Burgess Antique Furnit. 205 Such settees which closely resemble an adaptation of two single chairs, are commonly called ‘love-seats’. 1725 N. Bailey tr. Erasmus All Familiar Colloquies 205 The Countrymens Play of holding up our Fingers (dimicatione digitorum, i.e. the Play of Love). 1600 W. Shakespeare Midsummer Night’s Dream i. i. 107 Demetrius..Made loue to Nedars daughter. 1746 A. Arbuthnot Mem. Miss Jenny Cameron 110 No, no, said Jenny; though Love is blind, I never heard that he was deaf. 1914 C. Mackenzie Sinister St. II. iv. iv. 930 Good job if that love-boy of hers does punch into her. Silly cow! She ought to know better. 1869 R. Leighton Reuben (1875) ii. ii. 69 I’ll break this love-bond slowly, so that he May never know the breaking. 1350 in K. Böddeker Altengl. Dichtungen (1878) 201 Þy loue sprenges tacheþ me. 1843 C. Dickens Martin Chuzzlewit (1844) xxxii. 383 Mrs. Todgers..proposed that..they should play for ‘love’. 1921 Nebraska State Jrnl. 18 Oct. 6/8 Thou [sc. a flower] wert pluckt and given to me, For a love-favor. 1616 W. Shakespeare Twelfth Night (1623) iii. ii. 34 There is no loue-Broker in the world, can more preuaile in mans commendation with woman, then report of valour. 1595 S. Daniel First Fowre Bks. Ciuile Warres ii. lxxix. sig. K3 [She] her loue-quicke eies which ready be, Fastens on one. 1653 T. Urquhart tr. F. Rabelais 1st Bk. Wks. liv. 238 Here enter not, fond makers of demurres In love-adventures. 1500 Vision E. Leversedge in Notes & Queries Somerset & Dorset (1905) 9 34 In the name of our Lord Jhesu Crist and for that lof that he had vn to ȝou in the tyme of his passion. 1889 A. Conan Doyle Micah Clarke xxxiv. 377 You are like the same ship when the battle and the storm have..torn the love-pennants from her peak. 1822 J. Clare Let. 5 Nov. (1985) 250 I keep writing on with my love story & think worse & worse of it as I proceed. 1400 Cursor Mundi (Trin. Cambr.) l. 20380 Whi wepestou, what is þe? For alle loues [a1400 Vesp. For felaured, a1400 Gött. For felauschip] telle now me. 1882 W. Carleton Farm Ballads (rev. ed.) 121 Leaves picked by love-instructed art From off the branches of the heart. 1798 J. Baillie Introd. Disc. in Series of Plays 56 The clearing up of some mistake or love-quarrel. 1870 D. G. Rossetti Let. 26 Feb. (1965) II. 804 The love-sonnets are the preponderant portion. 1778 G. Colman Bonduca v. 43 No, as you love me, uncle! I will not eat it, if I do not fetch it. 1919 U. Sinclair Brass Check xi. 65 So before long we began to notice dark hints in the newspapers; such esoteric phrases as ‘Sinclair’s love-nest’. 1852 Walks Abroad 115 The little love- parrot sits beside his mate, and feeds her. 1795 C. Lloyd Poems on Var. Subj. 50 Those friendships, those loves, those emotions so dear, That thrill the young mind. 1777 C. Dibdin Quaker i. viii. 16 According unto the proverb, love maketh a wit of the fool. 1911 M. Beerbohm Zuleika Dobson iii. 28 Her soul was as a flower in its opetide. She was in love. 1826 S. Smith Wks. (1859) II. 90/2 All the various love-tricks of attempting to appear indifferent. 1829 Offering for 1829 82 I verily believe he would have spent half the night in mustering up the requisite courage for a gentle love-tap. 1528 W. Tyndale That Fayth Mother of All Good Workes f. xxx We can not love except we see some benefete. 1545 R. Ascham Toxophilus f. 13 The best learned and sagest men in this Realme..both loue shoting and vse shoting. 1450 Wars Alexander (Ashm.) 226 (MED) Þe lede lawid in hire lofe as leme dose of gledis. 1706 P. Motteux Don Quixote (1749) III. 266 I love him well, and there’s no love lost between us. 1809 S. T. Coleridge Notebks. (2002) III. 70 Love is a desire of the whole being to be united to some thing, or some being, felt necessary to its completeness. 1400 Cursor Mundi (Vesp.) l. 14683 (MED) For þin dedes gode..We wil noght stan þe..Bot for þine werkes gain þe lau And for þe luue o þi missau. 1390 in C. Brown Relig. Lyrics 14th Cent. (1924) 178 Þat is Marie, Moder fre..A loue-likyng is come to me To serue þat ladi. 1400 W. Langland Piers Plowman (Laud 581) (1869) B. iv. 49 Rose, Reginoldes loue [c1400 A text lemmon]. 1596 J. Harington New Disc. Metamorph. Ajax sig. Ciiijv (I heard of a truth, that a great Lady that loued Parsnips very well, after she had heard how they grew, could neuer abide them) and I would be loath, to cause any to fall out of loue with so good a dish. 1805 W. Scott Lay of Last Minstrel iii. ii. 66 In peace, Love tunes the shepherd’s reed; In war, he mounts the warrior’s steed. 1908 New Reformer July 119 The British Conquest of India freed three millions of the population to enjoy the love-laden atmosphere of Christianity. 1896 A. C. Ray Dick xii. 207 He sank back on the couch, remarking slowly to himself,— ‘Oh, for the love of Mike!’ 1820 J. Keats Lamia i, in Lamia & Other Poems 9 The love-glances of unlovely eyes. 1616 W. Shakespeare Twelfth Night (1623) ii. iii. 82 For the loue o’God peace. 1400 Cursor Mundi (Vesp.) l. 2328 Þis abram..Ful wel was luued wit god of heuen. 1889 Cent. Dict. Love-parrot, a love-bird. 1917 W. B. Yeats Wild Swans at Coole 47 Receive the love-speeches of Juliet with an ironical chirping. 1657 J. Harington Hist. Polindor & Flostella (ed. 3) 182 More then King my self I prize In this new-rays’d Love-desire. 1911 W. Owen Let. 20 Sept. (1967) 83 Love to Mary and me brethren twain. 1668 P. M. Cimmerian Matron 11 in W. Charleton Ephesian & Cimmerian Matrons Her Clients were often forced to gratifie her, for solliciting their Love-causes, with such Fees. 1895 A. W. Pinero Second Mrs. Tanqueray iii. 104 Paula love, I fancied you and Aubrey were a little more friendly. 1919 M. K. Bradby Psycho-anal. v. 59 The character and development of the infantile love for father and mother will have an influence on the whole love-life of later years. 1887 T. Darlington Folk-speech S. Cheshire 250 Lothe, to part with at a lower price than that originally asked.
1400 W. Langland Piers Plowman (Laud 581) (1869) B. i. 146 (MED) Trewthe telleþ þat loue is triacle of heuene. 1589 J. Jane in R. Hakluyt Princ. Navigations iii. 790 The Sauages came to the Island..and tore the two vpper strakes, and caried them away onely for the loue of the iron in the boords. 1400 Cursor Mundi (Vesp.) l. 99 (MED) O reut [a1400 Fairf. petey], o loue, and charite, Was neuer hir mak. 1475 Friar & Boy (Brogyntyn) in J. O. Halliwell Early Eng. Misc. (1855) 62 In olde termys it is fownd He that lovythe me lovythe my hound. 1568 A. Scott Poems (1896) 27 A leddy als, for luf, to tak Ane propir page, hir tyme to pass. 1797 T. Holcroft Adventures Hugh Trevor V. vi. 70 Why this seems like love at first sight! 1616 W. Shakespeare Twelfth Night (1623) ii. iii. 59 And you loue me, let’s doo’t. 1629 J. Ford Lovers Melancholy iv. 67 The Incense of my loue-desires, are flam’d Vpon an Altar of more constant proofe. 1350 in K. Böddeker Altengl. Dichtungen (1878) 201 (MED) Suete loue þe dude gredyn. 1653 J. Rogers Ohel or Beth-Shemesh ii. v. 334 For shame let us love and live together as Saints. 1400 Cursor Mundi (Vesp.) l. 4510 (MED) Qua leli luues [a1400 Fairf. louys], for-gettes lat [a1400 Fairf. noȝt]. 1819 W. Scott Bride of Lammermoor ii, in Tales of my Landlord 3rd Ser. III. 19 It is best to be off wi’ the old love Before you be on wi’ the new. 1922 J. Joyce Ulysses iii. xviii. [Penelope] 727 O move over your big carcass out of that for the love of Mike listen to him. 1702 J. Petiver in Philos. Trans. (Royal Soc.) 23 1257 What is peculiar in this Love-grass is its having just under each spike, its stalk clammy. 1661 A. Marvell Let. 15 June in Poems & Lett. (1971) II. 30 As you loue your own affairs,..be pleased to let me..know your minds in these points. 1868 M. Collins Sweet Anne Page III. 105 The love-fever has variable symptoms. 1890 E. S. Hartland Sci. Fairy Tales (1891) i. 7 The women at their wheels; and while they spin they sing love ditties. 1653 T. Urquhart tr. F. Rabelais 1st Bk. Wks. xxii. 94 There he played..At love [Fr. a la mourre]. 1852 P. J. Bailey Festus (ed. 5) 189 Her bright heart With lovelight glowed. 1400 Sir Gawain & Green Knight (1940) l. 1777 With luf-laȝyng a lyt. 1673 J. Dryden Marriage a-la-Mode i. i. 1 We lov’d, and we lov’d, as long as we cou’d, Till our love was lov’d out in us both. 1588 A. Munday tr. Palmerin D’Oliua i. vi. f. 14 Among a number of soft and sweete loue speeches, he discoursed to her his talke with the Emperour. 1794 T. Holcroft Adventures Hugh Trevor I. xvi. 218 Olivia in danger: love dreams: fanatic horrors. 1632 W. Lithgow Totall Disc. Trav. v. 189 I met with an English ship..whose loues I cannot easily forget. 1400 Ancrene Riwle (Pepys) (1976) 159 Haue swich drede to hym as þe good wyf haþ to hir housbonde, þat is, a loue drede for loue þat sche haþ to hym. 1846 J. Keble Lyra Innocentium (1862) 58 So many love-deeds done, to cease Her kindly toil..Small joy to her would seem. 1773 H. Chapone Lett. Improvem. Mind II. 32 The love of truth, and a real desire of improvement. 1923 J. M. Murry Pencillings 224 Love poets are seldom the singers of happiness in love. 1641 W. Vaughan Sovles Exercise v. 181 He must take up the Crosse with Love-dread Note. 1633 G. Herbert Outlandish Prov. (1640) sig. A6v Love your neighbour, yet pull not downe your hedge. 1859 Ld. Tennyson Elaine in Idylls of King 182 If I love not him, I think there is none other I can love. 1916 J. Buchan Greenmantle xiii. 203 Once or twice he ran counter to Moellendorff, and I could see there was no love lost between these two. 1597 Bp. J. Hall Virgidemiarum: 1st 3 Bks. i. ii. 4 Deck’t with loue-fauors. 1616 W. Shakespeare Othello (1622) v. ii. 353 One that lou’d not wisely, but too well. 1726 J. Mitchell & A. Hill Fatal Extravagance iii. ix Good Courtney, as you love me, join Your Help, in what I now propose to do. 1696 J. Lead Fountain of Gardens 85 In her Love-Favour you may all abide, to whom this Word of Counsel shall come. 1785 T. Dwight Conquest of Canäan iii. 64 For earth too bright were these love-lighted fires! 1906 Man 6 28 When the love-fit was on between individual males and females. 1844 R. F. Williams Secret Passion I. ii. 37 ‘By those divine and love-darting orbs, I am in no voice,’ replied the musician. 1769 Batchelor II. 69 For, love me, love my dog; love freedom, and you must love the Free-Press. 1906 B. Carman Pipes of Pan 51 Gentle spirit, grieve not so, for love’s sake! 1910 E. M. Barton Litany 72 Youths and maidens, now so hopefully surveying The love-illumined avenue of life. 1653 H. Binning Serm. in Wks. (1735) 284/2 God never begins to be pleasant and lovely to a Soul, til it begins to fall out of Love with itself, and grow lothsome in its own Eyes. 1909 Westm. Gaz. 24 July 2/1 Love-starved young Keats hath cast his gift of clay. 1598 W. Shakespeare Love’s Labour’s Lost iii. i. 176 Dan Cupid, Regent of Loue-rimes. 1350 in K. Böddeker Altengl. Dichtungen (1878) 201 Of loue teres he weop a flod. 1717 T. Parnell in tr. Homer’s Battle Frogs & Mice Pref. sig. A3v This particular Knowledge..which sprung from the Love I bear him, has made me fond of a Conversation with you. 1841 E. Bulwer-Lytton Night & Morning II. ii. ix. 15 Quiet! Lord love you! never heard a noisier little urchin! 1729 C. Johnson Village Opera iii. ii. 66 A Love-trick, which is, must, and will always be pardonable. 1651 J. Ellistone tr. J. Böhme Signatura Rerum xiii. 158 All things were in equal weight of all the properties in a Love-play, as it is even so now in Paradise. 1921 J. Dos Passos Three Soldiers ii. iii. 83 You said you were goin’ back and love up that goddam girl. 1597 M. Drayton Englands Heroicall Epist. f. 1 v True loue is simple, like his mother Truth, Kindlie affection, youth to loue with youth. 1885 Cent. Mag. July 417/1 He sings the youthful loves of a lass of La Crau,..that touching poem built of love-thoughts and impressions of nature. 1919 H. Trench Napoleon ii. i. 36 He loves me, he loves me not—yes, no, yes, no—up to the last petal’s most anxious flutter, eh? Just so, dear Méneval, Austria and England will arrive at an idea..as to which empire I am going to invade! 1500 Bevis of Hampton (Chetham) l. 82 He lovith not with me to rage. 1796 S. T. Coleridge Relig. Musings in Poems Var. Subj. 153 Lord of unsleeping Love, From everlasting Thou! 1616 W. Shakespeare Two Gentlemen of Verona (1623) i. ii. 114 Loue wounded Protheus. 1849 G. P. R. James Woodman I. ii. 9 Tapestry..representing..the loves of Mars and Venus..did not in those days at all shock the inhabitants of the nunnery. 1683 J. Lead Revelation of Revelations 116 The Love devouring flame is come forth to kindle upon them. 1781 H. Downman Poems to Thespia sig. A2 No antique Bards for love-thoughts I explore. 1650 A. Cowley Guardian i. iii. sig. A4v I have two or three Love-odes ready made. 1738 J. Swift Compl. Coll. Genteel Conversat. 10 Colonel, Don’t you love Bread and Butter with your Tea? 1768 F. Burney Early Jrnls. & Lett. (1988) I. 25 A young lady of fashion..has fallen in love with my cousin. 1523 J. Fitzherbert Bk. Surueyeng ix. f. 9v But and he [sc. the tenant] bye his corne in the market or other places, he is than at lybertie to grynde where he may be best serued, that maner of grynding is called loue Socone, and the lordes tenauntes be called bonde socon. 1921 E. L. White Andivius Hedulio i. v. 74 She had a local reputation for magical powers in the way of spells..love philtres, fortune-telling..and good advice on all subjects. 1922 J. Joyce Ulysses ii. viii. [Lestrygonians] 170 Lord love a duck, he said, look at what I’m standing drinks to! 1906 W. Dalton ‘Saturday’ Bridge ii. 53 When you hold six or more cards of a black suit, thoroughly established, and one other card of entry, No Trumps should always be declared at the score of love. 1773 R. Graves Spiritual Quixote I. iii. v. 135 She has not been entertained with a single love-tale. 1916 Criminal Sci. Monogr. Sept. 249 The child is now capable of the choice of a love-object accompanied by erotic feelings. 1916 ‘Taffrail’ Pincher Martin xii. 218 ‘Lord love us!..d’you mean to say’—Words failed him. 1727 W. Somervile Occas. Poems 195 Then let us love, my Fair,..Each join a willing heart. 1889 Harper’s Mag. Oct. 696/1 I’d rip up an’ press an’ clean ladies’ dresses, an’ do over their crape an’ love veils. 1801 G. Morris in J. Sparks Life G. Morris (1832) III. 146 I respect the English nation highly, but I do not love their manners. 1789 Relapse I. xvi. 140 Tho’ this was a confounded lie, my friend, ‘all is fair in love and war’. 1887 C. Bowen tr. Virgil Æneid i, in tr. Virgil in Eng. Verse 101 She addresses the Love-god plumed for the flight. 1400 Ancrene Riwle (Pepys) (1976) 38 Ȝiue me þi louelates, ȝe, to me and to non oþer. 1400 Patience l. 173 (MED) I lovue þat we lay lotes on ledes vchone, & who-so lympes þe losse, lay hym þer-oute. 1747 M. Delany Autobiogr. & Corr. (1861) II. 478 I shall make no more dark things; after three months black silk is worn with love hood. 1859 C. M. Bain Poems 142 (title) Rural love ode. 1837 Numismatic Jrnl. 1 141 The custom of breaking love-money as a pledge of fidelity. 1678 J. Dryden All for Love ii, in Wks. (1883) V. 369 We have loved each other Into our mutual ruin. 1889 W. Allingham Life & Phantasy 7 Who could say that Love is blind? Piercing-sighted, he will find A thousand subtle charms that lie Hid from every common eye. 1875 B. Jowett tr. Plato Dialogues (ed. 2) I. 246 I love to hear you wise men talk. 1616 W. Shakespeare Two Gentlemen of Verona (1623) i. i. 19 Pro. For I will be thy beades-man, Valentine. Val. And on a loue-booke pray for my successe? 1833 A. Eaton Man. Bot. (ed. 6) 116 Cuscuta americana, dodder, love-vine. 1598 W. Shakespeare Love’s Labour’s Lost v. ii. 415 My loue to thee is sound, sance cracke or flaw. 1680 E. Settle Life & Death Major Clancie vi. 113 They interchange glances of Love-looks, while the Marchant is preparing for his intended visit. 1500 J. Wyclif Eng. Wks. (1880) 440 (MED) He louyde hem not to be worldly riche. 1784 Registers of River, Kent (MS) Mary, daughter of Ann Allen—Love begotten, [baptized]. 1786 S. Henley tr. W. Beckford Arabian Tale 96 For the love of Mahomet, my dear Fakreddin, have done! 1798 W. Jackson Four Ages xxv. 358 That peculiarly fine melody appropriated to the hundredth psalm, was sung to a popular love-ditty. 1837 F. Palgrave Merchant & Friar (1844) i. 18 Any person who, for love or money, might be induced to take the letter in his charge. 1906 H. Green At Actors’ Boarding House 209 I thought I’d die laughing at his making love..and me with a husband doing his bit back in Auburn. 1900 H. L. Keeler Our Native Trees 319 Carpìnus caroliniàna… Common along the borders of streams and swamps, loves a deep moist soil. 1905 A. C. Swinburne Poems II. 109 A heart love-wounded whereto love was law. 1700 in R. Nares Gloss. (1822) Four love brats will be laid to thee. 1522 G. Douglas in tr. Virgil Æneid (1957) i. Prol. 421 Virgill dyd diligens..Eneas for to loif and magnyfy. 1795 B. Beddome Short Disc. Village Worship (1822) I. iv. 22 This is what we desire..from an intimate friend. If he be at a distance, we love that he should remember us. 1772 in G. Keate Poet. Wks. (1781) 172 These Indentures Now settle,—sign,—and seal all Love Adventures.
1500 tr. Secreta Secret. (Lamb.) 135 Humylite Engendryth lowe that destrueth envy and hatredyn. 1889 ‘R. Boldrewood’ Robbery under Arms xxiv What a love of a chain! 1425 Prick of Conscience (Galba & Harl.) (1863) 321 Þai..loved his lovyng als þai couth say. 1839 J. A. Hillhouse Dramas I. 22 Love-breathing words, Without direction, date, or name. 1775 E. Burke Corr. (1844) II. 26 I love firm government. 1733 A. Pope Ess. Man ii. 35 We learn..those Joys, those Loves, those Int’rests to resign. 1695 J. Lead Laws of Paradise i. 33 When he saw thee wounded..his Eye pitied, and officiated in this Love Service, as one that had a fellow-feeling of thy Calamity. 1841 S. Warren Ten Thousand a-Year II. 75 He’s a love of a man, pa, isn’t he? 1910 J. Buchan Prester John i. 7 The bay itself is ringed with fine clean sands, where we lads of the burgh school loved to bathe in the warm weather. 1515 Ld. Berners tr. Bk. Duke Huon of Burdeux (1882–7) xlviii. 162 He was taken in loue. 1921 A. Huxley Let. 21 Nov. (1969) 205 I will telephone or write about both these dates. Love from Aldous. 1684 N. Lee Constantine Great sig. A4v (advt.) Virgil’s Eclogues, Ovid’s Love-Elegies, Odes of Horace, and other Authors. 1745 C. Coffey Devil upon Two Sticks i. vi. 34 Love in a Cottage contentedly flows, And e’ery dear Minute is blest. 1567 Compend. Bk. Godly Songs (1897) 122 Thow luiffis treuth, gude Lord. 1610 R. Niccols England’s Eliza in Mirour for Magistrates (new ed.) Induct. 776 So soone as Tython’s love-lasse gan display Her opall colours in her Easterne throne. 1788 ‘A. Pasquin’ Children of Thespis (ed. 2) iii. 39 See the love-darting blaze of her black rolling eye. 1825 M. M. Sherwood Lady of Manor (ed. 2) II. x. 178 He was dressed in white, having a sash of black love. 1742 A. Pope New Dunciad 298 Love-whisp’ring woods, and Lute-resounding waves. 1773 O. Goldsmith She stoops to Conquer iv. 77 As for murmurs, mother, we grumble a little now and then, to be sure. But there’s no love lost between us. 1901 S. Crane in Home Mag. N.Y. Jan. 77/2 ‘For the love of Mike, madam, what ails you?’ he spluttered. 1795 J. Hunt Miscellany 25 The noise resembling the beating of a watch, is only the love-note of these animals. 1606 G. W. tr. Justinus Hist. xliii. 134 With the pleasantnesse of which, they were so taken in loue, that [etc.]. 1746 A. Arbuthnot Life Simon, Lord Lovat 204 His Love-pranks began to be the Subject of public-Talk. 1548 Hall’s Vnion: Edward IV f. ccxxxiiiiv I loue hym as my brother, and take hym as my frende. 1726 tr. ‘D. P. E.’ Hist. Amours Marshal de Boufflers 270 Amorous Riddles..are no small addition to the variety of Love Sports. 1742 E. Hoyle Short Treat. Whist i. 13 If your Adversary is 6 or 7 Love, and you are to lead. 1526 Bible (Tyndale) 1 John v. 3 This is the love of god, that we kepe his commaundementes. 1770 J. Armstrong Forced Marriage iii. i. 57 Sure you have never loved. 1732 in T. Fuller Gnomologia 216 They love dancing well, that dance barefoot upon thorns. 1819 Times 24 Sept. 1/1 A concert, selected from the Scotch and Irish Melodies… Song, ‘Love’s young Dream’. 1785 Lady Newdigate Let. May in A. E. Newdigate-Newdegate Cheverels (1898) iv. 67 Love from all here Adieu. 1728 J. Gay Beggar’s Opera i. x. 15 What, is the fool in love in earnest then? 1828 E. Bulwer-Lytton Pelham II. v. 46 For the rest, he loved trotting better than cantering. 1612 A. Stafford tr. I. Lipsius Oration against Calumny in Medit. & Resol. 134 I shall desire this faire Audience..to fill and guide the sailes (as I may say) of my Oration, with the Zephyrus, or gentle gale of their loue-breathing thoughts [L. vela hæc, vt sic dicam, orationis meæ Zephyro beniuolentiæ vestræ afflate atque dirigite]. 1773 J. Wesley Let. 7 Oct. (1931) VI. 49 My wife sends her love; she has her old companion the gout. 1787 F. Grose Superstitions 3 in Provinc. Gloss. But if any disconsolate old maiden, or love-crossed bachelor, happened to dispatch themselves in their garters, the room where the deed was perpetrated was rendered forever uninhabitable. 1475 Bk. Noblesse 52 The said juge Boecius loved rightwisnesse to be kept. 1598 J. Florio Worlde of Wordes Philantropo, the herbe goose-grasse or loue man. 1742 Observ. Methodists 20 Give my dear Love to my dear Band Brethren. 1876 J. B. L. Warren Soldier of Fortune iv. iv. 358 He would rub the love-drug from his eyes. 1833 T. Hook Parson’s Daughter I. vi. 106 Can’t make a hazard..and has lost two love games. 1678 J. Ray Coll. Eng. Prov. (ed. 2) 238 To love at the door and leave at the hatch. 1848 E. Bennett Trapper’s Bride xi. 94 Love is blind, says the old proverb. 1647 S. Richardson Saints Desire Ep. Ded., sig. )(3 The people of God are in the love of God. 1601 P. Holland tr. Pliny Hist. World I. 462 The Pitch-tree loveth the mountains and cold grounds [L. picea montes amat atque frigora]. 1809 A. Seward Poet. Wks. (1810) III. 63 Long shall thy love-lit eyes be dim If soon thou art not bravely free. 1888 M. Arnold Ess. Crit. 2nd Ser. 43 Nor is Clarinda’s love-poet, Sylvander, the real Burns either. 1590 T. Lodge Rosalynde: Euphues Golden Legacie sig. Nv In elder time..the Shepheards Loue-gifts were apples and chestnuts. 1598 W. Shakespeare Love’s Labour’s Lost iv. iii. 356 Forerunne faire Loue, strewing her way with flowers. 1856 National Rev. 3 372 The love-lyric..is probably the most intense expression of primitive passion. 1842 A. De Vere Waldenses 56 Take back this paper To Him that sent it… When I have written A little love note on the other side. 1611 Bible (King James) Dan. i. 9 God had brought Daniel into fauour and tender loue with the Prince of the Eunuches. 1778 tr. J. Lernutius in tr. J. Secundus Kisses (ed. 3) x. 108 (note) Poignant Love-Bites, and the nimble Tongue, Shall the dear Wanderer recal. 1450 G. Chaucer House of Fame (Fairf. 16) (1878) l. 1235 Ther saugh I fames olde and yonge Pipers of alle Duche tonge To lerne loue Daunces sprynges Reus and these straunge thynges. 1818 Theatr. Inquisitor 13 183 Love-scenes..which both French and English writers..regard as absolutely essential to their drama. 1820 P. B. Shelley Prometheus Unbound i. i. 56 Dreaming like a love-adept. 1500 Octovian (Cambr.) (1986) l. 727 So feyre an hors sye he neuyr none… The man hym louyd for thyrty pownde, Eche peny hole and sownde: No lesse he wolde hym selle. 1601 P. Holland tr. Pliny Hist. World I. 462 The Larch tree..loveth to grow in the same places. 1904 Windsor Mag. June 305/2 Do you think I don’t know a love-look when I see it? 1602 T. Dekker Satiro-mastix sig. E4v Sir Vau. I desire you to..read this Paper… Mini. Ile receiue no Loue libels perdy, but by word a mouth. 1600 Wisdome Doctor Dodypoll iii. sig. E4 Thou art growne passing strange, my loue. 1894 J. K. Arthur Kangaroo & Kauri 26 Among Australian flowering plants, ‘Love’ is the pet name bestowed on a most beautiful little creeper bearing flowers of a lovely blue. 1450 Richard Coer de Lyon (Caius) l. 1484 in K. Brunner Mittelengl. Vers-roman über Richard Löwenherz (1913) 159 Neyþer ffor loue, neyther ffor eye.] 1774 D. Turner Fashionable Daughter iii. 149 I do in reality think it an injury done a parent..to carry a love matter so far as I have undoubtedly done, without at least asking his consent. 1605 G. Chapman Al Fooles i. i Where I am cloyde, And being bound to loue sports, care not for them. 1513 R. Fabyan New Cronycles Eng. & Fraunce (1516) I. cxv. f. liii Hote Loue is soone colde. 1425 G. Chaucer Romaunt Rose (Hunterian) (1891) l. 85 Hard is the hert that loueth nought In May. 1485 G. Hay Bk. Law of Armys (2005) 25 He was lufit and lovit, and honourit throuout all the warld. 1530 J. Palsgrave Lesclarcissement 614/2 I love, as a chapman loveth his ware that he wyll sell… Come of, howe moche love you it at? 1775 R. B. Sheridan Rivals iii. i. 51 What think you of blooming, love-breathing seventeen? 1884 Pall Mall Gaz. 25 Apr. 3/2 In the two first days’ play the whole of the heats were love victories. 1855 G. Emerson Farmer’s & Planter’s Encycl. Rural Affairs (new ed.) 737/2 Love-grass… It is a pretty species of foreign grass, growing in gardens about a foot high in any common soil. 1859 E. FitzGerald tr. Rubáiyát Omar Khayyám lxxiii. 16 Ah Love! could thou and I with Fate conspire. 1604 Inverness Rec. (1911) II. 26 Sex bollis meill quhilk com in be sey quhilk suld bein first lovit to the toune. 1778 A. Ferguson Let. 7 Feb. in H. Mackenzie Life J. Home 117 I can conceive that the substitution of a love-interest for an interest of state, which the audience expected from the name of Alfred, may have baulked them. 1787 G. Gregory tr. R. Lowth Lect. Sacred Poetry Hebrews II. iii. xxxi. 344 Mandrake was of especial efficacy in love potions. 1612 T. Shelton tr. M. de Cervantes Don-Quixote: Pt. 1 iv. xxiv. 581 In Loue adventures [Sp. en los casos de amor] no one is accomplished with more facilitie, then that which is fauoured by the womans desire. 1769 F. Brooke Hist. Emily Montague II. cxx. 220 She opened to me all her heart on the subject of her love for Rivers. 1769 O. Goldsmith Rom. Hist. I. 432 Caesar..was loved almost to adoration by his army. 1500 Kingis Quair (1939) xlv So ferr ifallyng into lufis dance. 1425 G. Chaucer Troilus & Criseyde (1987) i. 353 For love bigan his fetheres so to lyme. 1480 St. Placidus 163 in W. M. Metcalfe Legends Saints Sc. Dial. (1896) II. 74 Sa hyme, for þe luf of me, þat in my nam he baptis þe. 1916 Janesville (Wisconsin) Daily Gaz. 25 Nov. 7/1 The very idea of a man thinking that any self-respecting girl would want to be ‘loved up’..and slobbered over by every Tom, Dick and Harry. 1609 W. Shakespeare Sonnets cliv. sig. K The little Loue-God lying once a sleepe. 1601 A. Munday & H. Chettle Death Earle of Huntington sig. E2 These loue-rimes are the tokens of small good. 1600 A. Montgomerie Misc. Poems x. 45 Love nane bot vhare thou art lude. 1405 G. Chaucer Sir Thopas (Hengwrt) l. 138 Of romances that been reales Of Popes and of Cardynales And eek of loue-liking. 1450 Emaré (1908) 78 (MED) The emperour..myche loued playnge. 1821 W. Scott Pirate I. i. 15 But, Heaven love you, Mr Mertoun, think what you are purposing. 1450 T. Hoccleve De Regimine Principum (Harl. 4866) (1897) 462 Lordes, if ye your estat and honour Louen, fleemyth this vicius errour! 1817 Times 29 Dec. 2 Liberalism, the love of country, the feeling of duty, have little to do with this extraordinary division. 1603 P. Holland tr. Plutarch Morals 1312 Eudoxus..asked the reason, why Ceres had no charge and superintendance over Love matters [Fr. des amours, Gk. τῶν ἐρωτικῶν]. 1400 Cursor Mundi (Vesp.) l. 20114 (MED) Ne luued scho notþer fight ne strijf. 1859 J. R. Bartlett Dict. Americanisms (ed. 2) 257 To Love, for to like. ‘Do you love pumpkin pie?’ 1904 Daily Chron. 9 Feb. 5/2 Peering through the pale miracle of spring at his violets,..his blear eyes love-lighted. 1821 T. Moore Love’s Young Dream in Irish Melodies i. 77 But there’s nothing half so sweet in life, As love’s young dream! 1798 J. Baillie Introd. Disc. in Series of Plays 62 Love is the chief groundwork of almost all our tragedies and comedies. 1914 H. Wales Brocklebank Riddle 263 I’ve been told that I have a very interesting left hand. The love line is in the left hand. 1845 T. Hood Poems (1846) I. 213 Oh there’s nothing in life like making love. 1867 A. Cary Bishop’s Son x. 192 Perhaps every man who is out of love thinks pretty much after this fashion of his friend who is in love. 1839 C. Brontë Let. 4 Aug. in E. C. Gaskell Life C. Brontë (1857) I. viii. 199 Well! thought I, I have heard of love at first sight, but this beats all! 1843 J. S. Knowles Secretary v. iv, in Dramatic Wks. (1859) 454 He was of noble stock, and told you true—My eldest brother’s love-begotten son! 1859 Ld. Tennyson Vivien in Idylls of King 115 A Table Round, That was to be, for love of God and man And noble deeds, the flower of all the world.
1923 R. Graves Feather Bed 25 This meek ex-novice rifled Of her love-secrets?