|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
2. Your word is as good as the bank, sir.
Holcroft.The Road to Ruin, Act I. Scene 1.
|Ill take thy word for faith, not ask thine oath;|
Who shuns not to break one, will sure crack both.
Shakespeare.Pericles, Act I. Scene 2. (The Prince to Helicanus.)
|1. I will not indeed pledge you, like a wicked man, by an oath. 2. You would gain nothing farther at least than by my word.|
Buckleys Sophocles, dipus Coloneus, Page 77.
|So soon as the man overtook me, he was but a word and a blow; for down he knocked me, and laid me for dead.|
Bunyan.Pilgrims Progress, Part I.
|And but one word with one of us? Couple it with something. Make it a word and a blow.|
Shakespeare.Romeo and Juliet, Act III. Scene 1. (Mercutio to Tybalt.)
|Ill take the ghosts word for a thousand pounds.|
Shakespeare.Hamlet, Act III. Scene 2. (To Horatio.)