When was a third-person imperative first used in English (as in "Someone help him!")? It seems that Shakespeare sometimes used one: Then every soldier kill his prisoners. (Henry V) The eye wink at the hand. (Macbeth) Was a third-person imperative ever used in Old English? Could the present subjunctive be used in the same sense instead? Should the KJV "Thy kingdom come." (Matthew 6:10) be analysed in English as a subjunctive or as a third-person imperative?