|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Courteous he was, lowly and serviceable,|
And carvd before his father at the table.
Chaucer.Prol. to the Canterbury Tales, Line 99.
|Ill carve your name on barks of trees,|
With true-love knots and flourishes.
Butler.Hudibras, Part II. Canto I. Line 565.
|Your fair name upon the rind of every gentle poplar and amorous myrtle with adoration carvd and kneeld unto.|
Beaumont and Fletcher.The Lovers Progress, Act I. Scene 1.
|Tis hard to carve for others meat,|
And not have time ones self to eat;
Though, be it always understood,
Our appetites are full as good.
Lloyd.The Authors Apology.
|Rural carvers, who with knives deface the panels.|
Cowper.The Sofa, Line 281.