"My complexion is florid—my face without a seam," quoth Jack.
"There is little merit in this confession," quoth the bailiff sternly.
The plague be in his fingers, quoth old John to himself, gin he haena smeared crocks an fat sheep, an a that has come in his way.
"I doubt it not, mon ami," quoth the archer, going back to his tankard.
Then he called me Jew, quoth she, and you could take it so calmly.
"The more reason that I should strive to mend him," quoth Alleyne.
"I'll bear what you say in mind," quoth Boswell, and he made a note of my injunction.
"You have but changed from one white company to the other," quoth Aylward.
quoth I to myself, "This is the first proof to swear by of his lack of wit."
"There is the smoke from Bazas, on the further side of Garonne," quoth he.
Old English cwæð, third person singular past tense of cweðan "to say, speak; name, call; declare, proclaim" (Middle English quethan), from Proto-Germanic *kwithan (cf. Old Saxon quethan, Old Norse kveða, Old Frisian quetha, Old High German quedan, Gothic qiþan), from PIE root *gwet- "to say, speak" (see bequeath). Cf. also archaic quotha "said he" (1510s) for Old English cwæðe ge "think you?"