Careful Words

save (n.)

save (v.)

  A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country and in his own house.

New Testament: Matthew xiii. 57.

Give me the avowed, the erect, the manly foe,

Bold I can meet,—perhaps may turn his blow!

But of all plagues, good Heaven, thy wrath can send,

Save, save, oh save me from the candid friend!

George Canning (1770-1827): New Morality.