These two smiled on him and bespake him kindly, but would not help him when he bade them set shoulder to her bows and shove.
Then it was that suitors caught a glimpse of their future brides, and received glances which bespake love.
By your leave, Master Seldom, have you done the hangers I bespake for the knight?
Old English besprecan "speak about, speak against, complain," from be- + sprecan "to speak" (see speak). A common Germanic compound (cf. Old Saxon bisprecan, Dutch bespreken, Old High German bisprehhan, German besprechen); originally "to call out," it evolved a wide range of meaning in English, including "speak up," "oppose," "request," "discuss, "arrange," and "to order (goods)" (1580s).
The connection of the senses is very loose; some of them appear to have arisen quite independently of each other from different applications of BE- pref. [OED]