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English citations of bethink

1819 1843 1928
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  • 1819, John Keats, Otho the Great, Act IV, Scene I, verses 3-5
    Prythee, let me be spared
    A foolish tongue, that I may bethink me
    Of remedies with some deliberation.
  • 1843, Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present
    • (remember) book 2, ch. 1, Jocelin of Brakelond
      For one thing, he had learned to write a kind of Monk or Dog-Latin, still readable to mankind; and, by good luck for us, had bethought him of noting down thereby what things seemed notablest to him.
    • (consider) book 2, ch. 4, Abbot Hugo
      ... and the Philistines were upon him, that is to say, the Hebrews. He had nothing for it but to shrink away from them; get back into his warm flannels, into his warm delusions again. Happily, before it was quite too late, he bethought him of pilgriming to St. Thomas of Canterbury.
  • 1928: Virginia Woolf, Orlando
    He bethought him with pride that he had always been called a scholar, and sneered at for his love of solitude and books.