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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Vows
 
Vow me no vows.
        Beaumont and Fletcher—Wit without Money. Act IV. Sc. 4.
  1
  Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay.
        Ecclesiastes. V. 5.
  2
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.
  3
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.
  4
            Ease would recant
Vows made in pain, as violent and void.
        MiltonParadise Lost. Bk. IV. L. 96.
  5
Let us embrace, and from this very moment
Vow an eternal misery together.
        Thomas Otway—The Orphan. Act IV. Sc. 1.
  6
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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