Careful Words

redeem (v.)

Ye Gods! annihilate but space and time,

And make two lovers happy.

Alexander Pope (1688-1744): Martinus Scriblerus on the Art of Sinking in Poetry. Chap. xi.

May see thee now, though late, redeem thy name,

And glorify what else is damn'd to fame.

Richard Savage (1698-1743): Character of Foster.