|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Maintain your rank, vulgarity despise,|
To swear is neither brave, polite, nor wise;
You would not swear upon a bed of death
Reflectyour Maker now may stop your breath.
Anonymous.From Adamss Quotations.
|When truths conspicuous we need not swear.|
Pomfret.Epi. to Delia.
|Odds-life! must one swear to the truth of a song?|
Prior.Answer to Cloe, Verse 3.
|Nay, let me alone for swearing.|
Shakespeare.Twelfth Night, Act III. Scene 4. (Sir Andrew to Sir Toby.)
|Our armies swore lustily in Flanders (said my uncle Toby), but nothing to this.|
Sterne.Tristram Shandy, Vol. III. Chap. XI.