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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Oath
 
He that imposes an oath makes it,
Not he that for convenience takes it.
        Butler.—Hudibras, Part II. Canto II. Line 377.
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You would seek to unsphere the stars with oaths.
        Shakespeare.—Winter’s Tale, Act I. Scene 2. (Hermione to Polixenes.)
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Another, with a bloody flux of oaths,
Vows deep revenge.
        Quarles.—Book I. No. 8, Line 9.
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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.
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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.)
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