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PRONOUNS, PERSONAL. He and she for "man" and "woman"

He and she are used for "man" and "woman." “And that he
Who casts to write a living line must sweat.” B. J. on Shakespeare.

“I'll bring mine action on the proudest he
That stops my way in Padua.

“Lady, you are the cruellest she alive.

“I think my love as rare
As any she belied with false compare.

“That she belov'd knows nought that knows not this.

“With his princess, she
The fairest I have yet beheld.

“Betwixt two such shes.

; ib. i. 3. 29.1

This makes more natural the use of "he that," with the third person of the verb, in

“Are not you he
That frights the maidens?

So A. Y. L. iii. 2. 411.

1 Hence a


, means "a well-born woman."

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