writ (n.)
[archaism] gospel, holy scripture
AW II.i.138[Helena to King] holy writ in babes hath judgement shown, / When judges have been babes
Oth III.iii.321[Iago alone] Trifles light as air / Are to the jealous confirmations strong / As proofs of holy writ
Per Chorus.II.12[Gower alone, of Pericles] each man / Thinks all is writ he speken can [i.e. everything he says is as true as the gospel]
R3 I.iii.336[Richard alone] thus I clothe my naked villainy / With odd old ends stolen forth of Holy Writ
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