Careful Words

letter (n.)

letter (v.)

letter (adv.)

letter (adj.)

'T is the curse of service,

Preferment goes by letter and affection,

And not by old gradation, where each second

Stood heir to the first.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616): Othello. Act i. Sc. 1.

  Not of the letter, but of the spirit; for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.

New Testament: 2 Corinthians iii. 6.