He answered, "As of a right evil life, for of nought can I be holpen, nor have I kinsmen to redeem me."
Helpen, "he can be helpen thereof" (N122,a), helped; also holpen.
Now when they shall fall, they shall be holpen with a little help: but many shall cleave to them with flatteries.
Neither by changing the said horsse could the matter be holpen: for euen the same thing happened to the other horsses.
He is the man which hath most holpen Mr. Wickham in our affares.
Whych with greate diligence hee reassembled, and reduced the same to order, and (holpen by good Fortune,) wythin xxx.
Brover Simon, you never see a gal so holpen by a good genteel thrashin' in all your days.
But if the sicke on this wise beforesaid canot sweate kyndly, then nature must be holpen, as I sayd before.
Now when they shall fall, they shall be holpen with a little help, viz.
These words (holpen a little with a metaphor) may express two differing abilities, in those that deal in business of estate.