Careful Words

week (n.)

week (adv.)

  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.

Whose sore task

Does not divide the Sunday from the week.

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

Of all the days that's in the week

I dearly love but one day,

And that's the day that comes betwixt

A Saturday and Monday.

Henry Carey (1663-1743): Sally in our Alley.