Wilt thou have this man to thy wedded husband, to live together after God's ordinance in the holy estate of Matrimony? Wilt thou obey him, and serve him, love, honour and keep him, in sickness and in health; and, forsaking all other, keep thee only unto him, so long as ye both shall live?
Since there's no help, come let us kiss and part; Nay, I have done, you get no more of me, And I am glad, yea glad with all my heart That thus so cleanly I myself can free; Shake hands forever, cancel all our Vows, And when we meet at any time again, Be it not seen in either of our brows That we one jot of former love retain.Michael Drayton
Our Vows are heard betimes! and Heaven takes care To grant, before we can conclude the prayer: Preventing angels met it half the way, And sent us back to praise, who came to pray.john dryden
Vow me no Vows.
Youth means love, Vows can't change nature, priests are only men.Robert Browning
'Tis true, I'm broke! Vows, oaths, and all I had Of credit lost. And I am now run mad, Or do upon my self some desperate ill; This sadness makes no approaches, but to kill.Ben Jonson
Vows with so much passion, swears with so much grace, That 'tis a kind of Heaven to be deluded by him.nathaniel lee
Ease would recant Vows made in pain, as violent and void.john milton
If Nature did not take delight in blood,She would have made more easy ways to good.We that are bound by Vows and by promotion,With pomp of holy sacrifice and rites,To teach belief in good and still devotion,To preach of heaven's wonders and delights —Yet, when each of us in his own heart looks,He finds the God there far unlike his books.fulke greville
The popularity of the famous device of the use of lands into England is said to be largely due to the mendicant friars of the then new Orders of St. Dominic and St. Francis, who, arriving in this country, in the first half of the thirteenth century, found themselves hampered by their own Vows of poverty, no less than by the growing feeling against Mortmain in acquiring the provision of land absolutely necessary for their rapidly developing work.edward jenks
You’re not a nun, are you? You haven’t taken one of those absurd Vows that cut you off from what otherwise might be a full and healthy human existence?charles de lint
Vow me no Vows.
Almost his first words were, "Well, let us go and talk with the poets!" In vain I assured this untamed poet that the "Bards of San Francisco Bay," whom he had so naively saluted, had taken the Vows of neither brotherhood nor sisterhood; that they feasted at no common board; flocked not; discoursed with no beaded rills; neither did their skilled hands sweep any strings whatever, and he must, therefore, listen in vain for the seraphic song.joaquin miller
The Senator from South Carolina has read many books of chivalry, and believes himself a chivalrous knight, with sentiments of honor and courage. Of course he has chosen a mistress to whom he has made his Vows, and who, though ugly to others, is always lovely to him; though polluted in the sight of the world, is chaste in his sight I mean the harlot, Slavery. For her, his tongue is always profuse in words.charles sumner
I saw thee in a vision of the night Transfigured; for it seemed that on thy brows The heavens did rest with all their stars, like boughs Laden with blossoms; round thy feet the bright Green waves, like grass, ran rippling, strewn with white Star-fragments of rent petals: wasted Vows, And ruined prayers I thought them, such as house In hearts that love and are not loved aright.
Condoms will break, but I can assure you that Vows of abstinence will break more easily than condoms.
Green, slender, leaf-clad holly-boughs Were twisted gracefu' round her brows, I took her for some Scottish Muse, By that same token, An' come to stop those reckless Vows, Would soon be broken.Robert Burns
It is the hour when from the boughs The nightingale's high note is heard; It is the hour when lovers' Vows Seem sweet in every whispered word; And gentle winds, and waters near, Make music to the lonely ear. Each flower the dews have lightly wet, And in the sky the stars are met, And on the wave is deeper blue, And on the leaf a browner hue, And in the heaven that clear obscure, So softly dark, and darkly pure. Which follows the decline of day, As twilight melts beneath the moon away.lord byron
And silence their mourning With Vows of returning But never intending to visit them more. No never, no never, intending to visit them more.