book (n.) Old form(s): booke
Bible, prayer-book
1H4 II.iv.48[Francis to Prince Hal] I'll be sworn upon all the books in England
2H4 II.i.100[Hostess to Falstaff] I put thee now to thy book oath
LLL IV.iii.248[Berowne to all] O, who can give an oath? Where is a book?
MW I.iv.141[Mistress Quickly to Fenton, of Anne] I'll be sworn on a book she loves you
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