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Remember Macbeth's line about killing the king: "If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well/ It were done quickly."
And pray resolve me, why must this false Title be set up as 'twere by the King's Consent, to worm out the only true one?An Account of the Growth of Deism in England|William Stephens
Sir, would you beMore curious in preseruing of your honour.Trim, twere more manly.The Fatal Dowry|Philip Massinger
I shoots the bear last week, and 'twere as fine and fat a bear as ever I sees.Left on the Labrador|Dillon Wallace
We loathe what none are left to share; / Even bless 'twere woe alone to bear.
By the talons of our Cat, 'tis a goodly measure of manhood; 'twere pity to make a mummy of it before its time.Sarchedon|G. J. (George John) Whyte-Melville