|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Lewd fellows of the baser sort.|
Acts, Chapter xvii. Verse 5.
|I saw them murdring in cold blood,|
Not the gentlemen, but wild and rude
The baser sort.
Scott.Waverley, Preface to Third Edition.
|A base perjury man.|
Colman, Jun.Heir-at-Law, Act IV. Scene 1.
|1. And how does noble Chamont?|
2. Never ill, man, until I hear of baseness,
Then I sicken.
Beaumont and Fletcher.Nice Valour, Act I. Scene 1.
|To what base uses we may return, Horatio!|
Shakespeare.Hamlet, Act V. Scene 1. (Hamlet to him.)
|Base in kind, and born to be a slave.|
Cowper.Table Talk, Line 28.