English citations of vouchsafe
1610 — William Shakespeare, , ii 3 ( Cymbeline First Folio)
I haue aſſayl'd her with Muſickes, but ſhe vouchſafes no notice.
1674 — John Milton, , book V
Paradise Lost som great behest from Heav'n To us perhaps he brings, and will voutsafe This day to be our Guest.
1819, John Keats, Otho the Great, Act I, scene II, verses 95-98
Will not my great lord
Vouchsafe a syllable, before he bids His gentlemen conduct me with all care
To some securest lodging? — cold perhaps!
1843 — Thomas Carlyle, , book 1, ch. 5, Past and Present Aristocracy of Talent
Nay I will even mention to you an infallible sifting-process whereby he that has ability will be sifted out to rule among us, and that same blessed Aristocracy of Talent be verily, in an approximate degree, vouchsafed us by and by 1903 — W.E.B. Du Bois,
The Souls of Black Folk Hear my cry, O God the Reader; vouchsafe that this my book fall not stillborn into the world wilderness.