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" It is great sin to swear unto a sin ., But greater sin to keep a sinful oath. "
King Henry VI, part 1. King Henry VI, part 2 - Seite 125
von William Shakespeare - 1788
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Carleton's Hand-book of Popular Quotations: A Book of Ready Reference for ...

G.W. Carleton & Co - 1878 - 340 Seiten
...it : Then how can any man be said To break an oath he never made ? — BUTLER, Hudibras. — It is a sin to swear unto a sin ; But greater sin to keep a sinful OATH. SHAKESPERE, Henry VI. — To keep that OATH were more impiety Than Jephtha's, when he sacrificed his...
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Jesus Christ: his life and his work

Frederic Amadeus Malleson - 1880 - 375 Seiten
...of the prisoner, whose stern reproofs had made her tremble. Our great poet has said : — " It is a great sin to swear unto a sin ; But greater sin to...keep a sinful oath. Who can be bound by any solemn oath To do a murderous deed ?" — a Henry VI., vi 1 The abominable connections of these Herods with...
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The Student's Shakespeare: Thirty-seven Plays, Analyzed and Topically ...

William Shakespeare - 1880 - 625 Seiten
...Proteus. Luc. All these are servants to deceitful men. Т. в., II: 7. W. — Sinful may be Broken. Sal. It is great sin, to swear unto a sin ; But greater sin, to keep a sinful oath. Who can he bound by any solemn vow To do a murderous deed, to rob a man, To force a spotless virgin's chastity,...
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Shakspere and holy Writ: parallel passages, tabularly arranged by W.H. Malcolm

William Shakespeare - 1881
...holy, that we swear not by, But take the Highest to witness. All's Well that Ends Well, iv. 8. It is a great sin to swear unto a sin ; But greater sin, to...be bound by any solemn vow To do a murderous deed. Henry VI.—Part t—v. 1. + OPPORTUNITY. * The means that heaven yields must be embraced, And not...
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A Dictionary of Quotations from the English Poets

Henry George Bohn - 1881 - 715 Seiten
...the many oaths that make the truth ; But the plain single vow that is vow'd true. Sh. All's W. iv. 2. It is great sin to swear unto a sin, But greater sin to keep a sinful oath. Sh. Hen. VI. 2, v. 1. To keep that oath were more impiety, Than Jephtha's, when he saerifie'd his daughter....
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare, Band 2

William Shakespeare - 1881
...sueh an oath? SU. It is great sin to swear unto a sin, Hut greater sin to keep a sinful oath. Who ean be bound by any solemn vow To do a murderous deed, to rob a man, To foree a spotless virgin's ehastity, To reave the orphan of his patrimony, To wring the widow from her...
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The Shakespeare Phrase Book

John Bartlett - 1881 - 1034 Seiten
...ii. 3. Only downright oaths, which I never use till urged, nor never break for urging v. 2. It is a likeness of a Jew iii. i. Hath not a Jew eyes? hath not a Jew hands, ... 2 Henry VI. vi Any oath may be broken : I would break a thousand oaths to reign one year . . 3...
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The Shakespeare Phrase Book

John Bartlett - 1881 - 1034 Seiten
...ii. 3, Only downright oaths, which I ncv«r use till urged, nor never break for urging v. 2. It is a biting winter mars our hoped-for hay 3 Henry VI. \\. 8. It makes hi ... 2 Henry VI. vi Any oath may be broken : I would break a thousand oaths to reign one year . . 3...
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Shakespeare's History of King Henry the Sixth...

William Shakespeare - 1890
...unto me ? Salisbury. I have. 180 King. Canst thou dispense with heaven for such an oath ? Salisbury. It is great sin to swear unto a sin, But greater sin...sinful oath. Who can be bound by any solemn vow To do a murtherous deed, to rob a man, To force a spotless virgin's chastity, To reave the orphan of his patrimony,...
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The dramatic works of William Shakespeare, with copious glossarial notes and ...

William Shakespeare - 1882
...allegiance unto me? I *oi. I have. P K. Hun. Canst thou dispense with heaven for such an oath ? Sol. Drink some wine ere you go ; fare yon well. Enter...lord, they stay for you to give your daughter to her rnttrdiTous deed, to rob a man, To force a spotless virgin's chastity, Wo reave the orphan of his patrimony,...
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