Careful Words

cost (n.)

cost (v.)

cost (adv.)

cost (adj.)

Life! we 've been long together

Through pleasant and through cloudy weather;

'T is hard to part when friends are dear,—

Perhaps 't will cost a sigh, a tear;

Then steal away, give little warning,

Choose thine own time;

Say not "Good night," but in some brighter clime

Bid me "Good morning."

Mrs Barbauld (1743-1825): Life.

  Which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it.

New Testament: Luke xiv. 28.

Old houses mended,

Cost little less than new before they 're ended.

Colley Cibber (1671-1757): Prologue to the Double Gallant.