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ADVERBS Much; never; none; not

Much, 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.

“Yet so much (great) is my poverty of spirit.

Much was frequently used as an adverb even with positive adjectives.

“I am much ill.

So Tr. and Cr. ii. 3. 115; J. C. iv. 3. 255.

“Our too much memorable shame.

So Rich. II. ii. 2. 1.

More is frequently used as a noun and adverb in juxtaposition.

“The slave's report is seconded and more
More fearful is deliver'd.

Comp. K. J. iv. 2. 42.

“More than that tongue that more hath more express'd.

“If there be more, more woeful, hold it in.

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
By an implicit faith.” Commendatory Verses on B. J.

Needs. See 25.

1 Compare “A noble peer of mickle trust and power.” MILTON, Comus.

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