Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 6 months ago

What does the phrase "was borne over a bridge into the water" mean here?

[Anthony] Sherley ‘hath been lately assaulted in this city, or at least maketh it to be given out so, and that one of his company was sorely hurt; himself happily escaping the blow, was borne over a bridge into the water’.

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  • 6 months ago
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    "Bourne" in that context means carried or transported.

    As in bearing (carrying) a load, but a past tense.

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