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The 'sblood' of the sixteenth century must not be confounded with the 'zounds' of the seventeenth.
Vivian Grey Benjamin Disraeli 1842
How! the prince is a Jack, a sneak-cup; sblood! an he were here, I would cudgel him like a dog, if he would say so.
"Why, 'sblood, he is at the threshold," replied Michael.
Kenilworth Walter Scott 1801
Part of the attraction of Shakespeare is the poetry, which, after the 'sblood and egads have been eradicated, is the second thing to be modernised.
How! the prince is a Jack, a sneak-cup: 'sblood, an he were here, I would cudgel him like a dog, if he would say so.
Natalie Angier weighs in on the human proclivity for cursing in a lengthy essay in the NYT: "The Jacobean dramatist Ben Jonson peppered his plays with fackings and "peremptorie Asses," and Shakespeare could hardly quill a stanza without inserting profanities of the day like "zounds" or "sblood"
Science Project 2010
- “I harrow you!” replied the commodore: “‘sblood!
Yea, for obtaining of suits, whereof the hangman hath no lean wardrobe. ’sblood, I am as melancholy as a gib cat or a lugged bear.
Unto this king of smiles, this Bolingbroke, — ’sblood! —
Dost see this little old fellow here? as old and withered a chip as ever the devil put into his porridge — and yet, uncle, between you and me — he hath Potosi in that brain of his — ‘sblood! he can coin ducats faster than I can vent oaths.”