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★ Vow & Vows

Vow & Vows: see Oath & Covenant & Promise & Swear & Contract & Marriage & Engagement

William Shakespeare - George Eliot - George R R Martin - A E Housman - Cecil Spring Rice - Numbers 30:2&3 - Judges 11:30&31 - I Samuel 1:11 - II Samuel 15:7 - Ecclesiastes 5:4&5 -

 

 

56,087.  By all the vows that ever men have broke –

In number more than ever women spoke.  William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Nights Dream I i 175-176, Hermia to Lysander

 

 

56,088.  It is religion that doth make vows kept.  William Shakespeare, King John III i 205

 

 

46,168.  I am falser than vows made in wine.  (Shakespeare & Oath & Vow)  As You Like It, Globe Theatre Sky Arts 2012, Rosalind

 

 

90,375.  Riotous madness,

To be entangled with those mouth-made vows

Which break themselves in swearing.  (Swear & Vow)  William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra I iii 29-31, Cleopatra

 

 

56,089.  Men’s vows are women’s traitors.  William Shakespeare, Cymbeline III iv 54, Innogen

 

 

56,090.  The desires which tend to break it are at work in him dimly, and make their way into his imagination, and relax his muscles in the very moments when he is telling himself over again the reasons for his vow.  George Eliot, Middlemarch

 

 

56,091.  Men are men, vows are words, and words are wind.  George R R Martin, A Dance With Dragons

 

 

56,092.  There, when hueless is the west

And the darkness hushes wide,

Where the lad lies down to rest

Stands the troubled dream beside.

 

There, on thoughts that once were mine,

Day looks down the eastern steep,

And the youth at morning shine

Makes the vow he will not keep.  A E Housman, A Shropshire Lad

 

 

56,093.  I vow to thee, my country, all earthly things above,

Entire and whole and perfect, the service of my love.  Cecil Spring Rice

 

 

56,094.  If a man vow a vow unto the Lord, or swear an oath to bind his soul with a bond; he shall not break his word, he shall do according to all that proceedeth out of his mouth.

 

If a woman also vow a vow unto the Lord, and bind herself by a bond, being in her father's house in her youth;  (Vow & Oaths)  Numbers 30:2&3

 

 

56,094.  And Jephthah vowed a vow unto the Lord, and said, If thou shalt without fail deliver the children of Ammon into mine hands,

 

Then it shall be, that whatsoever cometh forth of the doors of my house to meet me, when I return in peace from the children of Ammon, shall surely be the Lord's, and I will offer it up for a burnt offering.  Judges 11:30&31

 

 

56,095.  And she vowed a vow, and said, O Lord of hosts, if thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of thine handmaid, and remember me, and not forget thine handmaid, but wilt give unto thine handmaid a man child, then I will give him unto the Lord all the days of his life, and there shall no razor come upon his head.  I Samuel 1:11

 

 

56,096.  And it came to pass after forty years, that Absalom said unto the king, I pray thee, let me go and pay my vow, which I have vowed unto the Lord, in Hebron.  II Samuel 15:7

 

 

56,097.  When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed.      

 

Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay.  Ecclesiastes 5:4&5