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Oyes

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Oyés. n.s. [oyez, hear ye, French.] Is the introduction to any proclamation or advertisement given by the publick criers both in England and Scotland. It is thrice repeated.

Fairies, black, grey, green, and white,
Attend your office and your quality.
Crier hobgoblin make the fairy O yes.
Shakesp.

O yes! if any happy eye
This roving wanton shall decry;
Let the finder surely know
Mine is the wag.
Crashaw.

Sources: Crashaw, Richard (5) · Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor (95)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Oyes." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: November 4, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=2385.


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