Careful Words

drive (n.)

drive (v.)

Drive a coach and six through an Act of Parliament.

  I have peppered two of them: two I am sure I have paid, two rogues in buckram suits. I tell thee what, Hal, if I tell thee a lie, spit in my face; call me horse. Thou knowest my old ward: here I lay, and thus I bore my point. Four rogues in buckram let drive at me—

William Shakespeare (1564-1616): King Henry IV. Part I. Act ii. Sc. 4.

  'T is a wise saying, Drive on your own track.

Plutarch (46(?)-120(?) a d): Of the Training of Children.

He must needes goe whom the devill doth drive.

John Heywood (Circa 1565): Proverbes. Part ii. Chap. vii.

He must needs go that the devil drives.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616): All's Well that Ends Well. Act i. Sc. 3.