VERBS, AUXILIARY. Should denoting the statement of another than the speaker"Should," denoting a statement not made by the speaker. (Compare "sollen" in German.) There is no other reason for the use of should in
Should seems to indicate a false story in George Fox's Journal: "From this man's words was a slander raised upon us that the Quakers should deny Christ," p. 43 (Edition 1765). "The priest of that church raised many wicked slanders upon me: 'That I rode upon a great black horse, and that I should give a fellow money to follow me when I was on my black horse.'"
“But didst thou hear without wonder how thy name should be so
hanged and carved about these trees.
“Why should you think that I should woo in scorn?