Careful Words

guide (n.)

guide (v.)

When Israel, of the Lord belov'd,

Out of the land of bondage came,

Her fathers' God before her mov'd,

An awful guide in smoke and flame.

Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832): Ivanhoe. Chap. xxxix.

  But it was thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance.

Old Testament: Psalm lv. 15.

  But it was even thou, my companion, my guide, and mine own familiar friend.

Book Of Common Prayer: The Psalter. Psalm lv. 14.

Turn, gentle Hermit of the Dale,

And guide my lonely way

To where yon taper cheers the vale

With hospitable ray.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774): The Hermit. Chap. viii. Stanza 1.

Thou wert my guide, philosopher, and friend.

Alexander Pope (1688-1744): Essay on Man. Epistle iv. Line 390.

Some natural tears they dropp'd, but wip'd them soon;

The world was all before them, where to choose

Their place of rest, and Providence their guide.

They hand in hand, with wand'ring steps and slow,

Through Eden took their solitary way.

John Milton (1608-1674): Paradise Lost. Book xii. Line 645.

His heart and hand both open and both free;

For what he has he gives, what thinks he shows;

Yet gives he not till judgment guide his bounty.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616): Troilus and Cressida. Act iv. Sc. 5.