PRONOUNS, RELATIVE AND INTERROGATIVE. Who for whomWho for whom. The inflection of who is frequently neglected.
“Who I myself struck down.
Compare W. T. iv. 4. 66, v. 1. 109. Apparently it is not so common to omit the m when the whom is governed by a preposition whose contiguity demands the inflection:
“Who does the wolf love? The lamb.
“There is a mystery with whom relation
Durst never meddle.
The interrogative is found without the inflection even after a preposition:
“Consider who the king your father sends,
To whom he sends.
; Othello, i. 2. 52.
“C. Yield thee, thief.
Gui. To who?
And in a dependent question:
In the following, who is not the object of the preposition:
“The dead man's knell
Is there scarce asked for who.
“This is a creature . . . might make proselytes
Of who she but bid follow.