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VERBS, AUXILIARY. May, might, used optatively

May, 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--

“Would I might
But ever see that man,

naturally passes into "Might I but see that man," Thus we have--

“Lord worshipped might he be.

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