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 Marjoram.Mark (St.), 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
God bless the mark! An ejaculation of contempt or scorn. (See SAVE THE MARK.)   1
        “To be ruled by my conscience, I should stay with the Jew my master, who, God bless the mark! is a kind of devil.”—Shakespeare: Merchant of Venice, ii. 2.
   To make one’s mark. To distinguish oneself. He has written his name (or made his mark) on the page of history.   2
   Up to the mark. Generally used in the negative; as, “Not quite up to the mark,” not good enough, not up to the standard fixed by the Assay office for gold and silver articles; not quite well.   3

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