Careful Words

month (n.)

month (adv.)

A little month.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616): Hamlet. Act i. Sc. 2.

  It would be argument for a week, laughter for a month, and a good jest for ever.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616): King Henry IV. Part I. Act ii. Sc. 2.

And raw in fields the rude militia swarms,

Mouths without hands; maintain'd at vast expense,

In peace a charge, in war a weak defence;

Stout once a month they march, a blustering band,

And ever but in times of need at hand.

John Dryden (1631-1701): Cymon and Iphigenia. Line 400.

  A gentleman, nurse, that loves to hear himself talk, and will speak more in a minute than he will stand to in a month.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616): Romeo and Juliet. Act ii. Sc. 4.

A noise like of a hidden brook

In the leafy month of June,

That to the sleeping woods all night

Singeth a quiet tune.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834): The Ancient Mariner. Part v.

It is the month of June,

The month of leaves and roses,

When pleasant sights salute the eyes,

And pleasant scents the noses.

Nathaniel P Willis (1817-1867): The Month of June.

As it fell upon a day

In the merry month of May,

Sitting in a pleasant shade

Which a grove of myrtles made.

Richard Barnfield (1574-1620): Address to the Nightingale.