English citations of vouchsafe

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  • 1610William Shakespeare, Cymbeline, ii 3 (First Folio)
    I haue aſſayl'd her with Muſickes, but ſhe vouchſafes no notice.
  • 1674John Milton, Paradise Lost, book V
    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!
  • 1843Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present, book 1, ch. 5, 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
  • 1903W.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.