Gif ðé lícode his dysig, swá wel swá his dysegum deórlingum dyde
if his folly had pleased thee, as well as it did his foolish favourites,
- Bt. 27, 2;
- Fox 96, 23: Wanl. Catal. 127, 49, col. 2 .
Se godcunda ánweald gefriþode his diórlingas [deórlingas MS. Cot.]
the divine power saved his darlings,
- Bt. 39, l0;
- Fox 228, 11.
He his diórlingas duguþum stépte
he decked his favourites with honours,
- Bt. Met. Fox 15, 15;
- Met. 15, 8.
Iohannes se Godspellere, Cristes dýrling
John the Evangelist, Christ's darling,
- Homl. Th. i. 58, 1: Menol. Fox 230 ;
- Men. 116 .
A dearling, DARLING, minion, favourite; unĭce dīlectus, dēlĭciæ
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- deór-ling, n.