PRONOUNS, RELATIVE AND INTERROGATIVE. Which interchanged with who and thatWhich (E. E. adj. hw-ilc, "wh(a)-like") is used interchangeably with Who and That. It is interchanged with who in
Like who (263), which implies a cause 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.
It is often used for that (see 261), where the personal antecedent is vocatively used or preceded by the article:
“Deposing thee before thou wert possess'd,
Which (for thou) art possess'd now to depose thyself.
So M. for M. v. 1. 305; W. T. i. 2. 455, v. 2. 60.
“The mistress which I serve.
Which any point of goodness will not take.
So in our version of the Lord's Prayer.
“And thou, great goddess Nature, which hast made it.