PREPOSITIONS. Preposition omitted after other verbs; before indirect objectThe preposition was also omitted before the indirect object of some verbs, such as "say," "question," just as we still omit it after the corresponding verbs, "tell" and "ask."
“Sayest (to) me so, friend?
“You will say (to) a beggar, nay.
“Still question'd (of) me the story of my life.
it must be a question whether me or word is the direct object. In
“Hear me a word,
"mercy" is the direct object. This is evident from the shorter form
“I cry thee mercy,
After "give," we generally omit "to," when the object of "to" is a personal noun or pronoun. But we could not write--
“(I) Cry mercy.
“A bed-swerver, even as bad as these
That (to whom) vulgars (the vulgar) give bold'st titles.
Somewhat similar is
“Unto his lordship, (to) whose unwished yoke
My soul consents not to give sovereignty.
for "belongs (to) the text."
“This 'longs the text.