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ADVERBS Happily; here; hitherto; home; how; howsoever

How (adverbial derivative from hwa == hwu, O. E.) used for "however:"

“I never yet saw man
How wise, how noble, young, how rarely featured,
But she would spell him backward.

“Or whether his fall enraged him or how 'twas.

How is perhaps used for "as" in V. and A. 815: “Look, how a bright star shooteth from the sky,
So glides he in the night from Venus' eye.

This, which is the punctuation of the Globe, is perhaps correct, and illustrated by

“Look, as the fair and fiery-pointed sun
Rushing from forth a cloud bereaves our sight,
Even so, &c.

So V. and A. 67; M. of V. iii. 2. 127.

Similarly, GASCOIGNE (Mätzner) has: “How many men, so many minds.”

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