Careful Words

giving (n.)

giving (adj.)

Good at a fight, but better at a play;

Godlike in giving, but the devil to pay.

Thomas Moore (1779-1852): On a Cast of Sheridan's Hand.

"Poor deer," quoth he, "thou makest a testament

As worldlings do, giving thy sum of more

To that which had too much."

William Shakespeare (1564-1616): As You Like It. Act ii. Sc. 1.