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PRONOUNS, RELATIVE AND INTERROGATIVE. Which interchanged with who and that

Which (E. E. adj. hw-ilc, "wh(a)-like") is used interchangeably with Who and That. It is interchanged with who in

“Then Warwick disannuls great John of Gaunt,
Which did subdue the greatest part of Spain;
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
And, after that wise prince, Henry the Fifth,
Who by his power conquered all France.

Like who (263), which implies a cause in

“Deposing thee before thou wert possess'd,
Which (for thou) art possess'd now to depose thyself.

It is often used for that (see 261), where the personal antecedent is vocatively used or preceded by the article:

“The mistress which I serve.

So M. for M. v. 1. 305; W. T. i. 2. 455, v. 2. 60.

“Abhorred slave,
Which any point of goodness will not take.

“And thou, great goddess Nature, which hast made it.

So in our version of the Lord's Prayer.

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