‘But go thy waies to him, and fro me say, / That here is at his gate an errant Knight, / That house-room craves […].’
1685, John Dunton, An Hue and Cry after Conscience, London, page 56:
[…] it would make a man mad of our profession, especially to be buz’d in the Ears with your Honesty or Plain-dealing, as if you were turned their Advocate, and went about to perswade us to give them House room.
1786, Frederick Pilon, He Would Be a Soldier, London: G.G.J. & J. Robinson, Act III, p. 38,
[…] she has more old figures than is worth house room.