will (v.), past form would Old form(s): wil'd , will'd
command, order, direct
1H6 I.iii.10[First Warder to Gloucester's servingman] We do no otherwise than we are willed
2H6 V.i.80[King to Iden] We ... will that thou henceforth attend on us
AW I.iii.219[Helena to Countess, of her father's prescriptions] he willed me / In heedfullest reservation to bestow them
H8 III.i.18.1[Gentleman to Queen Katherine, of the words of the Cardinals] They willed me say so, madam
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