|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|He that imposes an oath makes it,|
Not he that for convenience takes it.
Butler.Hudibras, Part II. Canto II. Line 377.
|You would seek to unsphere the stars with oaths.|
Shakespeare.Winters Tale, Act I. Scene 2. (Hermione to Polixenes.)
|Another, with a bloody flux of oaths,|
Vows deep revenge.
Quarles.Book I. No. 8, Line 9.
|They fix attention, heedless of your pain,|
With oaths like rivets forced into your brain;
And even when sober truth prevails throughout,
They swear it till affirmance breeds a doubt.
Cowper.Conversation, Line 63.
|1. You make no scruple of an oath then?|
2. Fie, Sir! tis out of my indentures.
Massinger.The Renegado, Act I. Scene 1. (Vitelli and Gazet.)