Careful Words

have (n.)

have (v.)

  To have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part.

Book Of Common Prayer: Solemnization of Matrimony.

  Ah that I— You would have it so, you would have it so; George Dandin, you would have it so! This suits you very nicely, and you are served right; you have precisely what you deserve.

Jean Baptiste MolièRe (1622-1673): George Dandin. Act i. Sc. 19.

Yee have many strings to your bowe.

John Heywood (Circa 1565): Proverbes. Part i. Chap. xi.

For it so falls out

That what we have we prize not to the worth

Whiles we enjoy it, but being lack'd and lost,

Why, then we rack the value; then we find

The virtue that possession would not show us

Whiles it was ours.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616): Much Ado about Nothing. Act iv. Sc. 1.

  There were but two families in the world, Have-much and Have-little.

Miguel De Cervantes (1547-1616): Don Quixote. Part ii. Chap. xx.