References in classic literature ?
de Chagny: you have no right to control them, and I will beg you to desist henceforth.
Then another voice, telling some "Heaven-forsaken idiot" to desist.
And as to the king, he learned his mind when he himself, after taking the Duchy of Urbino, attacked Tuscany, and the king made him desist from that undertaking; hence the duke decided to depend no more upon the arms and the luck of others.