PRI’THEE. A familiar corruption of pray thee, or I pray thee,
which some of the tragick writers have injudiciously used.
Well, what was that scream for, I prithee? L’Estrange.
Alas! why com’st thou at this dreadful moment,
To shock the peace of my departing soul?
Away! I prithee leave me! Rowe’s Jane Shore.