Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.


He that imposes an oath makes it,
Not he that for convenience takes it.
Butler.—Hudibras, Part II. Canto II. Line 377.

You would seek to unsphere the stars with oaths.
Shakespeare.—Winter’s Tale, Act I. Scene 2. (Hermione to Polixenes.)

Another, with a bloody flux of oaths,
Vows deep revenge.
Quarles.—Book I. No. 8, Line 9.

They fix attention, heedless of your pain,
With oaths like rivets forced into your brain;
And even when sober truth prevails throughout,
They swear it till affirmance breeds a doubt.
Cowper.—Conversation, Line 63.

1.You make no scruple of an oath then?
2.Fie, Sir! ’tis out of my indentures.
Massinger.—The Renegado, Act I. Scene 1. (Vitelli and Gazet.)