Careful Words

fee (n.)

fee (v.)

I do not set my life at a pin's fee.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616): Hamlet. Act i. Sc. 4.

Better to hunt in fields for health unbought

Than fee the doctor for a nauseous draught.

The wise for cure on exercise depend;

God never made his work for man to mend.

John Dryden (1631-1701): Epistle to John Dryden of Chesterton. Line 92.