c.1300, "to utter, express," from Old French proferer (13c.) "utter, present verbally, pronounce," from Latin proferre "to bring forth, produce," figuratively "make known, publish, quote, utter." Sense confused with proffer. Related: Profered; profering.
The other that found the ring, thinking he meaneth truly, beginneth to profer him .
In st. 3, tree rimes with profer; but tree is an obvious misprint for cofer!
It was no time to profer help or defence; on it was gone, at the full speed of our mounts.
And in her behalf I will profer my prayer, which will fly to the throne of Heaven.