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