ADVERBS Happily; here; hitherto; home; how; howsoeverHow (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.
How is perhaps used for "as" in V. and A. 815: “Look, how a bright star shooteth from the sky,
“Or whether his fall enraged him or how 'twas.
So glides he in the night from Venus' eye.
” This, which is the punctuation of the Globe, is perhaps correct, and illustrated by
So V. and A. 67; M. of V. iii. 2. 127. Similarly, GASCOIGNE (Mätzner) has: “How many men, so many minds.”
“Look, as the fair and fiery-pointed sun
Rushing from forth a cloud bereaves our sight,
Even so, &c.