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  • Beshrew me,” he said, “these new-fashioned religioners have fast-days, I warrant me — the old ones used to confer these blessings chiefly on the laity.”

    The Monastery

  • Beshrew me,” quoth Jack, “but we are in the very land of the nymphs, and I shall expect to see Diana herself next, with the moon on her forehead.”

    Westward Ho!

  • Beshrew my fingers, then, if they did so,” replied the stranger.

    The Fortunes of Nigel

  • Beshrew the fellow,” I said to myself as I left him, carefully closing the door, so that the sound should not shake him; “he is little better than a woman, and yet I have become as fond of him as though he were my brother.”

    Tales of all countries

  • The Templar smiled sourly as he replied, “Beshrew thee for a false-hearted liar!” and passing onward, as if disdaining farther conference, he communed with his Moslem slaves in a language unknown to the bystanders.


  • Beshrew me, but I think thou art distraught already,” answered the Queen. — “My Lord Hunsdon, look to this poor distressed young woman, and let her be safely bestowed, and in honest keeping, till we require her to be forthcoming.”


  • Beshrew thee, stop: may-be we'll strike a bargain.

    The Frogs

  • Beshrew the blatant bleating of sheep-voiced mimes!

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 103, October 22, 1892

  • Beshrew me, but the man could get close to my heart.


  • Beshrew me if I have spoken more than a dozen words today, and that, to a man of my sociable temper, not to speak of my swift and practised tongue -- lingua celer et exercitata: you remember the phrase of

    In Clive's Command A Story of the Fight for India


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