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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
Vow me no vows.
        Beaumont and Fletcher—Wit without Money. Act IV. Sc. 4.
  Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay.
        Ecclesiastes. V. 5.
Oh, why should vows so fondly made,
  Be broken ere the morrow,
To one who loves as never maid
  Loved in this world of sorrow?
        Hogg—The Broken Heart.
Vows with so much passion, swears with so much grace,
That ’tis a kind of Heaven to be deluded by him.
        Nathaniel Lee—Rival Queens. Act I. Sc. 1.
            Ease would recant
Vows made in pain, as violent and void.
        MiltonParadise Lost. Bk. IV. L. 96.
Let us embrace, and from this very moment
Vow an eternal misery together.
        Thomas Otway—The Orphan. Act IV. Sc. 1.
Ay, springes to catch woodcocks. I do know
When the blood burns, how prodigal the soul
Lends the tongue vows.
        Hamlet. Act I. Sc. 3. (“Lends” in quarto, “gives” in folio.)

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