VERBS, AUXILIARY. May, might, used optativelyMay, Might, like other verbs in Elizabethan English, are frequently used optatively. We still use may thus, as in "May he prosper!" but seldom or never might. But it is clear that--
naturally passes into "Might I but see that man," Thus we have--
“Would I might
But ever see that man,
“Lord worshipped might he be.