Famous quotes containing the word sworn:
“I conjure thee, and all the oaths which I
And thou have sworn to seal joint constancy,
Here I unswear, and overswear them thus,
Thou shalt not love by ways so dangerous.
Temper, O fair Love, loves impetuous rage,
Be my true Mistress still, not my feignd Page;
Ill go, and, by thy kind leave, leave behind
Thee, only worthy to nurse in my mind
Thirst to come back;”
—John Donne (15721631)
“They are sworn enemies of lyric poetry.
In prison they accompany the jailer,
Enter cells to hear confessions.
Their short-end comes down
When you least expect it.”
—Charles Simic (b. 1938)
“The caterpillars of the commonwealth,
Which I have sworn to weed and pluck away.”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)