ADVERBS Much; never; none; notMuch, More, is frequently used as an ordinary adjective, after a pronominal adjective, like the Scotch mickle, and the E. E. muchel.1 (So in A.-S.)
“Thy much goodness.
Much was frequently used as an adverb even with positive adjectives.
“Yet so much (great) is my poverty of spirit.
So Tr. and Cr. ii. 3. 115; J. C. iv. 3. 255.
“I am much ill.
So Rich. II. ii. 2. 1. More is frequently used as a noun and adverb in juxtaposition.
“Our too much memorable shame.
Comp. K. J. iv. 2. 42.
“The slave's report is seconded and more
More fearful is deliver'd.
“More than that tongue that more hath more express'd.
We sometimes say "the many" (see 12), but not "the most," in the sense of "most men." Heywood, however, writes-- “Yes, since the most censures, believes and saith
“If there be more, more woeful, hold it in.
By an implicit faith.” Commendatory Verses on B. J. Needs. See 25.